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US20090126364: CONVECTIVE/RADIATIVE COOLING OF CONDENSER COOLANT

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Inventor(s) David R. Mills · Robert C. Mierisch · Robert D. Sumpf, JR. · Laura L. Chao ·
Assignee(s) Ausra, Inc. ·
Correspondent MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP ·
Application Number US12135039
Filing date 06/06/2008
Publication date 05/21/2009
Predicted expiration date 06/06/2028
U.S. Classifications 606/418  · 126/696  · 126/645  ·
International Classifications B60K1600  · F24J210  · F24J230  ·
Kind CodeA1
31 Claims, 11 Drawings


Abstract

A system for effecting cooling of a coolant fluid is provided, the system comprising: a solar energy collector system; and fluid channels for the coolant fluid that are at least partially above ground level and are at least partially shaded by the solar energy collector system. The system may comprise a system for cooling a condenser coolant fluid in a thermal power plant incorporating a solar energy collector system, the system comprising: one or more solar energy reflectors; and fluid channels for the coolant fluid that are at least partially above ground level and are at least partially shaded by one or more of the solar energy reflectors. Solar energy reflector carrier arrangements for use in said system, and methods and thermal power plants utilizing said system are further provided.

Independent Claims | See all claims (31)

  1. 1: A system for cooling a coolant fluid, the system comprising: a solar energy collector system; and fluid channels for the coolant fluid that are at least partially above ground level and are at least partially shaded by the solar energy collector system.
  2. 21: A carrier arrangement for use in a solar energy reflector system which comprises a carrier structure having: a) a support structure for supporting a reflector element; and d) one or more fluid channels attached to the support structure or the reflector element, wherein the fluid channels are at least partially shaded by the reflector element.

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