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Forming liquid sprays in compressed-gas energy storage systems for effective heat exchange

United States Patent

August 7, 2012
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In various embodiments, efficiency of energy storage and recovery systems compressing and expanding gas is improved via heat exchange between the gas and a heat-transfer fluid.
McBride; Troy O. (Norwich, VT), Bell; Alexander (Hanover, NH), Bollinger; Benjamin R. (Windsor, VT)
SustainX, Inc. (Seabrook, NH)
13/ 105,988
May 12, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under IIP-0810590 and IIP-0923633 awarded by the National Science Foundation and DE-OE0000231 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.