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DEVICE HAVING NANO-COATED POROUS INTEGRAL FINS

United States Patent Application

20130020059
A1
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Disclosed herein is an apparatus including a plurality of nano-coated, porous integral fins and/or grooves on the evaporator tubes. In some examples, the apparatus is an evaporative cooler, such as a horizontal-tube, falling-film evaporator. In some examples, the evaporator tubes are in either a horizontal and/or tilted and/or vertical position. Also disclosed are methods of using the disclosed apparatus, such as a cooling device including as an evaporative cooler.
Park, Chanwoo (Reno, NV)
13/ 637,630
April 1, 2011
ACKOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with U.S. Government support of Grant No. DE-EE0003231 from the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.