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Recuperative supercritical carbon dioxide cycle

United States Patent

November 18, 2014
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A power plant includes a closed loop, supercritical carbon dioxide system (CLS-CO.sub.2 system). The CLS-CO.sub.2 system includes a turbine-generator and a high temperature recuperator (HTR) that is arranged to receive expanded carbon dioxide from the turbine-generator. The HTR includes a plurality of heat exchangers that define respective heat exchange areas. At least two of the heat exchangers have different heat exchange areas.
Sonwane; Chandrashekhar (Canoga Park, CA), Sprouse; Kenneth M. (Canoga Park, CA), Subbaraman; Ganesan (Canoga Park, CA), O'Connor; George M. (Canoga Park, CA), Johnson; Gregory A. (Canoga Park, CA)
Aerojet Rocketdyne of DE, Inc (Canoga Park, CA)
13/ 323,874
December 13, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC07-03SF22307 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.