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Heating and cooling system for an on-board gas adsorbent storage vessel

United States Patent

9,683,704
June 20, 2017
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In one aspect, a system for controlling the temperature within a gas adsorbent storage vessel of a vehicle may include an air conditioning system forming a continuous flow loop of heat exchange fluid that is cycled between a heated flow and a cooled flow. The system may also include at least one fluid by-pass line extending at least partially within the gas adsorbent storage vessel. The fluid by-pass line(s) may be configured to receive a by-pass flow including at least a portion of the heated flow or the cooled flow of the heat exchange fluid at one or more input locations and expel the by-pass flow back into the continuous flow loop at one or more output locations, wherein the by-pass flow is directed through the gas adsorbent storage vessel via the by-pass line(s) so as to adjust an internal temperature within the gas adsorbent storage vessel.
Tamburello; David A. (Aiken, SC), Anton; Donald L. (Aiken, SC), Hardy; Bruce J. (Graniteville, SC), Corgnale; Claudio (Aiken, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC. (Aiken, SC)
14/ 546,107
20150136273
November 18, 2014
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.