Accession Number:

ADD009474

Title:

Heat-Pipe-Diode-Charged Thermal Reservoir.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Heat-pipe-diodes are used to charge a thermally-stratified heat reservoir to permit enhanced preheating of feed water. Maximum available energy is automatically extracted from waste and feed streams having intermittent flow and variable temperature. The thermal reservoir comprises a plurality of thermosyphons operatively disposed in a condenser unit through which the feed water passes, and a plurality of fluidically connected heat-receiving diodes operatively disposed in an evaporator unit through which the waste stream flows. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE