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ADSORPTION COOLING SYSTEM USING CARBON AEROGEL

United States Patent Application

20130283847
A1
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A highly adsorptive structure includes: a substrate; and a carbon aerogel adhered to the substrate, wherein the carbon aerogel is characterized by having physical characteristics of in-situ formation on the substrate, and wherein the carbon aerogel is configured to selectively adsorb and desorb one or more refrigerants selected from the group consisting of: acid halides, alcohols, aldehydes, amines, chlorofluorocarbons, esters, ethers, fluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, halocarbons, halogenated aldehydes, halogenated amines, halogenated hydrocarbons, halomethanes, hydrocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, hydrofluoroethers, hydrofluoroolefins, inorganic gases, ketones, nitrocarbon compounds, noble gases, organochlorine compounds, organofluorine compounds, organophosphorous compounds, organosilicon compounds, oxide gases, refrigerant blends and thiols.
Baumann, Theodore F. (Discovery Bay, CA), Satcher, JR., Joe H. (Patterson, CA), Farmer, Joseph C. (Tracy, CA), Bandhauer, Todd (Livermore, CA)
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Livermore CA)
13/ 843,818
March 15, 2013
[0002] 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.