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APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING SWIRLING FLOW

United States Patent Application

20150124554
A1
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An apparatus and method for generating a swirl is disclosed that is used to induce an axi-symmetric swirling flow to an incoming flow. The disclosed subject matter induces a uniform and axi-symmetric swirl, circumferentially around a discharge location, thus imparting a more accurate, repeatable, continuous, and controllable swirl and mixing condition of interest. Moreover, the disclosed subject matter performs the swirl injection at a lower pressure drop in comparison to a more traditional methods and devices.
Haden, Robert E. (North Huntingdon, PA), Lorentz, Donald G. (Jeannette, PA)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington DC)
14/ 534,263
November 6, 2014
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-NR0000031.