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Method and apparatus for desuperheating refrigerant

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
5,689,966
November 25, 1997
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The present invention is an apparatus and method for de-superheating a primary refrigerant leaving a compressor wherein a secondary refrigerant is used between the primary refrigerant to be de-superheated. Reject heat is advantageously used for heat reclaim.
Zess; James A. (Kelso, WA), Drost; M. Kevin (Richland, WA), Call; Charles J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 620,516
March 22, 1996
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.