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) : Edwards,Donald K

Report Date : 16 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

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)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Heat pipes, *Diodes, Condenser tubes, Thermal properties, Reservoirs, Flow, Streams, Wastes, Feed water, Evaporators, Inventions

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE