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ADSORPTION COOLING SYSTEM USING METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

United States Patent Application

20130283849
A1
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An adsorptive cooling system includes: a first highly adsorptive structure positioned to receive thermal energy from a thermal energy source, including: a first substrate; and a first metal-organic framework (MOF) coupled to the first substrate and adapted for adsorbing and desorbing a refrigerant under predetermined thermodynamic conditions; a second highly adsorptive structure positioned to receive thermal energy from the thermal energy source including: a second substrate; and a second MOF coupled to the second substrate and adapted for adsorbing and desorbing a refrigerant under predetermined thermodynamic conditions; a cooling unit; and a circulation system adapted for circulating refrigerant from the first highly adsorptive structure and the second highly adsorptive structure to the cooling unit to provide cooling from the thermal energy source and to return the refrigerant to at least one of the first highly adsorptive structure and the second highly adsorptive structure.
Baumann, Theodore F. (Discover Bay, CA), Satcher, JR., Joe H. (Patterson, CA), Farmer, Joseph C. (Tracy, CA)
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Livermore CA)
13/ 457,331
April 26, 2012
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.