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WATER DESALINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FAST COOLING SALINE WATER USING TURBINES

United States Patent Application

20170190597
A1
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A desalinating system and method is disclosed. The desalination system comprises using a turbo freeze or fast-cooling process to freeze saline water droplets and separate salt crystals from pure water crystals, wherein said system provides for simultaneous injection of saline water droplets and a chilled refrigerant into a freezing chamber at a slip velocity sufficient to reduce the size of the saline water droplets to an optimal diameter.
LISSIANSKI, Vitali Victor (Schenectady, NY), HOFER, Douglas Carl (Clifton Park, NY), OSAHENI, John Aibangbee (Clifton Park, NY), SINGH, Rajkeshar (Clifton Park, NY), LAURSEN, Anna Lis (Niskayuna, NY), MORAGA, Francisco J. (Schenectady, NY)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady NY)
14/ 983,658
December 30, 2015
STATEMENT ON FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-FE0024022 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.