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Vaporization chambers and associated methods

United States Patent

9,574,713
February 21, 2017
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A vaporization chamber may include at least one conduit and a shell. The at least one conduit may have an inlet at a first end, an outlet at a second end and a flow path therebetween. The shell may surround a portion of each conduit and define a chamber surrounding the portion of each conduit. Additionally, a plurality of discrete apertures may be positioned at longitudinal intervals in a wall of each conduit, each discrete aperture of the plurality of discrete apertures sized and configured to direct a jet of fluid into each conduit from the chamber. A liquid may be vaporized by directing a first fluid comprising a liquid into the inlet at the first end of each conduit, directing jets of a second fluid into each conduit from the chamber through discrete apertures in a wall of each conduit and transferring heat from the second fluid to the first fluid.
Turner; Terry D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wilding; Bruce M. (Idaho Falls, ID), McKellar; Michael G. (Idaho Falls, ID), Shunn; Lee P. (Idaho Falls, ID)
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 938,761
20120103428
November 3, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.