Accession Number:

AD0163908

Title:

Heat Transfer Apparatus with Osmotic Pumping.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-18

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The patent describes an apparatus for transferring thermal energy from a heat source to a heat sink having a closed space containing a saline solution and an evaporator wherein the heat input evaporates the liquid so that a water vapor moves toward a condenser where heat is rejected to return the water vapor to the liquid phase. The closed space containing the saline solution extends to the region of the condenser and has a water permeable membrane positioned adjacent to the condenser. The water is returned to the evaporator by osmotic pumping.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE