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FORMING LIQUID SPRAYS IN COMPRESSED-GAS ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR EFFECTIVE HEAT EXCHANGE

United States Patent Application

20130327033
A1
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In various embodiments, efficiency of energy storage and recovery systems compressing and expanding gas is improved via heat exchange between the gas and a heat-transfer fluid.
McBride, Troy O. (Norwich, VT), Bell, Alexander (Kensington, NH), Bollinger, Benjamin R. (Topsfield, MA), Shang, Andrew (Lebanon, NH), Chmiel, David (West Lebanon, NH), Richter, Horst (Norwich, VT), Magari, Patrick (Plainfield, NH), Cameron, Benjamin (Hanover, NH)
SUSTAINX, INC. (SEABROOK NH)
13/ 909,730
June 4, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under IIP-0810590 and IIP-0923633 awarded by the National Science Foundation and DE-OE0000231 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.