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EVAPORATIVE COOLING CYCLING USING WATER CONDENSATE FORMED IN A VAPOR-COMPRESSION A/C SYSTEM EVAPORATOR

United States Patent Application

20150343881
A1
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The present disclosure describes systems and methods for controlling the temperature and humidity of the interior cabin of a vehicle by alternating the operation of an air conditioning (A/C) system between a first normal A/C mode of operation, whereby the cabin is cooled and condensate is formed, and a second evaporative mode of operation, whereby the cabin is cooled and humidified.
FARRINGTON, Robert (Golden, CO), KREUTZER, Cory (Arvada, CO)
14/ 723,029
May 27, 2015
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.