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Title: Chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process

There is provided a chemically assisted mechanical refrigeration process including the steps of: mechanically compressing a refrigerant stream which includes vaporized refrigerant; contacting the refrigerant with a solvent in a mixer at a pressure sufficient to promote substantial dissolving of the refrigerant in the solvent in the mixer to form a refrigerant-solvent solution while concurrently placing the solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to transfer energy to the working medium, said refrigerant-solvent solution exhibiting a negative deviation from Raoult's Law; reducing the pressure over the refrigerant-solvent solution in an evaporator to allow the refrigerant to vaporize and substantially separate from the solvent while concurrently placing the evolving refrigerant-solvent solution in heat exchange relation with a working medium to remove energy from the working medium to thereby form a refrigerant stream and a solvent stream; and passing the solvent and refrigerant stream from the evaporator. 5 figs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7152219
Report Number(s):
US 4707996; A
PPN: US 6-829412
DOE Contract Number:
FG46-81R612081
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 13 Feb 1986
Research Org:
Dr. Arnold Vobach
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; REFRIGERATING MACHINERY; DESIGN; ABSORPTION REFRIGERATION CYCLE; AUGMENTATION; VAPOR COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION CYCLE; EQUIPMENT; MACHINERY 320303* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes-- Equipment & Processes