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DEVICE FOR COOLING FLUID, METHOD FOR COOLING FLUID

United States Patent Application

20170082324
A1
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The invention provides a method for cooling fluid having the steps of supplying a fluid at a first temperature T1, raising the temperature of the fluid to a second temperature T2 through contact with an electric field, contacting the fluid with a heat exchanger to decrease its temperature to a third temperature T3, removing the electric field to decrease the temperature of the fluid to a fourth temperature T4, and applying a heat load to the fluid to increase the temperature of the fluid to T1. Also provided is a system for cooling fluid having a closed loop having a first region subject to an electric field, a second region in contact with a heat exchanger, a third region remote from the electric field, and a fourth region contacting a heat load.
GUZMAN-VERRI, Gian G. (Westmont, IL), LITTLEWOOD, Peter B. (Chicago, IL)
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC. (Chicago IL)
15/ 257,240
September 6, 2016
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0002] The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the U.S. Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, representing Argonne National Laboratory.