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Stratified vapor generator

United States Patent

7,373,904
May 20, 2008
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A stratified vapor generator (110) comprises a first heating section (H.sub.1) and a second heating section (H.sub.2). The first and second heating sections (H.sub.1, H.sub.2) are arranged so that the inlet of the second heating section (H.sub.2) is operatively associated with the outlet of the first heating section (H.sub.1). A moisture separator (126) having a vapor outlet (164) and a liquid outlet (144) is operatively associated with the outlet (124) of the second heating section (H.sub.2). A cooling section (C.sub.1) is operatively associated with the liquid outlet (144) of the moisture separator (126) and includes an outlet that is operatively associated with the inlet of the second heating section (H.sub.2).
Bharathan; Desikan (Lakewood, CO), Hassani; Vahab (Golden, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
10/ 258,719
20030150403
June 12, 2001
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10377 between the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a division of the Midwest Research Institute.