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Heat exchanger using graphite foam

United States Patent

September 25, 2012
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A heat exchanger is disclosed. The heat exchanger may have an inlet configured to receive a first fluid and an outlet configured to discharge the first fluid. The heat exchanger may further have at least one passageway configured to conduct the first fluid from the inlet to the outlet. The at least one passageway may be composed of a graphite foam and a layer of graphite material on the exterior of the graphite foam. The layer of graphite material may form at least a partial barrier between the first fluid and a second fluid external to the at least one passageway.
Campagna; Michael Joseph (Chillicothe, IL), Callas; James John (Peoria, IL)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
11/ 896,396
August 31, 2007
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.