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VAPORIZATION CHAMBERS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20120103428
9,574,713
A1
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A vaporization chamber may include at least one conduit and a shell. The at least one conduit may have an inlet at a first end, an outlet at a second end and a flow path therebetween. The shell may surround a portion of each conduit and define a chamber surrounding the portion of each conduit. Additionally, a plurality of discrete apertures may be positioned at longitudinal intervals in a wall of each conduit, each discrete aperture of the plurality of discrete apertures sized and configured to direct a jet of fluid into each conduit from the chamber. A liquid may be vaporized by directing a first fluid comprising a liquid into the inlet at the first end of each conduit, directing jets of a second fluid into each conduit from the chamber through discrete apertures in a wall of each conduit and transferring heat from the second fluid to the first fluid.
Turner, Terry D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wilding, Bruce M. (Idaho Falls, ID), McKellar, Michael G. (Idaho Falls, ID), Shunn, Lee P. (Idaho Falls, ID)
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (Idaho Falls ID)
12/ 938,761
November 3, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.