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Vertical counterflow evaporative cooler

United States Patent

January 25, 2005
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An evaporative heat exchanger having parallel plates that define alternating dry and wet passages. A water reservoir is located below the plates and is connected to a water distribution system. Water from the water distribution system flows through the wet passages and wets the surfaces of the plates that form the wet passages. Air flows through the dry passages, mixes with air below the plates, and flows into the wet passages before exiting through the top of the wet passages.
Bourne; Richard C. (Davis, CA), Lee; Brian Eric (Monterey, CA), Callaway; Duncan (Oakland, CA)
Davis Energy Group, Inc. (Davis, CA)
10/ 624,633
July 23, 2003
This invention was made with Government support under Contract #DE-FC26-00NT40991 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.