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HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM FOR AN ON-BOARD GAS ABSORBENT STORAGE VESSEL

United States Patent Application

20170314738
A1
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In one aspect, a system for controlling the temperature within a gas adsorbent storage vessel of a vehicle may include an air conditioning system forming a continuous flow loop of heat exchange fluid that is cycled between a heated flow and a cooled flow. The system may also include at least one fluid by-pass line extending at least partially within the gas adsorbent storage vessel. The fluid by-pass line(s) may be configured to receive a by-pass flow including at least a portion of the heated flow or the cooled flow of the heat exchange fluid at one or more input locations and expel the by-pass flow back into the continuous flow loop at one or more output locations, wherein the by-pass flow is directed through the gas adsorbent storage vessel via the by-pass line(s) so as to adjust an internal temperature within the gas adsorbent storage vessel.
Tamburello, David A. (Aiken, SC), Anton, Donald L. (Aiken, SC), Hardy, Bruce J. (Graniteville, SC), Corgnale, Claudio (Aiken, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
15/ 597,336
May 17, 2017
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.