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Electricity-producing heating apparatus utilizing a turbine generator in a semi-closed brayton cycle

United States Patent

October 7, 2003
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The present invention provides apparatus and methods for producing both heat and electrical energy by burning fuels in a stove or boiler using a novel arrangement of a surface heat exchanger and microturbine-powered generator and novel surface heat exchanger. The equipment is particularly suited for use in rural and relatively undeveloped areas, especially in cold regions and highlands.
Labinov; Solomon D. (Knoxville, TN), Christian; Jeffrey E. (Lenoir City, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 147,748
May 16, 2002
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-000R22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.