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Energy recovery system using an organic rankine cycle

United States Patent

October 1, 2013
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A thermodynamic system for waste heat recovery, using an organic rankine cycle is provided which employs a single organic heat transferring fluid to recover heat energy from two waste heat streams having differing waste heat temperatures. Separate high and low temperature boilers provide high and low pressure vapor streams that are routed into an integrated turbine assembly having dual turbines mounted on a common shaft. Each turbine is appropriately sized for the pressure ratio of each stream.
Ernst; Timothy C (Columbus, IN)
Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
12/ 508,190
July 23, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under "Exhaust Energy Recovery," contract number DE-FC26-05NT42419 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.