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Rankine cycle waste heat recovery system

United States Patent

August 12, 2014
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This disclosure relates to a waste heat recovery (WHR) system and to a system and method for regulation of a fluid inventory in a condenser and a receiver of a Rankine cycle WHR system. Such regulation includes the ability to regulate the pressure in a WHR system to control cavitation and energy conversion.
Ernst; Timothy C. (Columbus, IN), Nelson; Christopher R. (Columbus, IN)
Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
13/ 344,261
January 5, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under "RANKINE CYCLE WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM," contract number DE-FC26-05NT42419 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.