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Title: Development of separation techniques for a direct contact thermal energy storage system

In direct contact ice-making processes, the refrigerant will pick up water vapor through direct percolation and oil from the compressor. The purpose of this project is to investigate methods for separating water vapor and oil from a mixture to complete a refrigeration cycle. In this paper, we report critical review on two separation techniques. From a literature search, we have identified a third technique; and plan to evaluate this method by bench-scale experiments. A recommendation for future work is included.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
106792
Report Number(s):
CONF-890351--
ON: DE95016394; TRN: 95:006984-0004
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Thermal energy storage program review, New Orleans, LA (United States), 15-17 Mar 1989; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1989; Related Information: Is Part Of U.S. Department of Energy thermal energy storage research activities review: 1989 Proceedings; Hoffman, H.W. [ed.] [PAI Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)]; Tomlinson, J.J. [ed.] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)]; PB: 357 p.
Research Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Energy Management; Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 40 CHEMISTRY; THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; FOULING; WATER VAPOR; SEPARATION PROCESSES; LUBRICATING OILS; ICE CONDENSERS; ICE; COMPRESSORS; MIXTURES; VAPOR COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION CYCLE; LATENT HEAT STORAGE