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System and method for cooling a combustion gas charge

United States Patent

May 25, 2010
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The present invention relates to a system and method for cooling a combustion gas charge prior. The combustion gas charge may include compressed intake air, exhaust gas, or a mixture thereof. An evaporator is provided that may then receive a relatively high temperature combustion gas charge and discharge at a relatively lower temperature. The evaporator may be configured to operate with refrigeration cycle components and/or to receive a fluid below atmospheric pressure as the phase-change cooling medium.
Massey; Mary Cecelia (San Antonio, TX), Boberg; Thomas Earl (San Antonio, TX)
Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX)
11/ 551,871
October 23, 2006
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-00OR22804 awarded by the Department Of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.