Colwell David: Personal or spot area environmental management systems and apparatuses. Wind Merchants Ip, Colwell David, KINNEAR Brian, February 28, 2008: WO/2008/024569 (87 worldwide citation)

A personal or spot area environmental management system has a low pressure air supply in fluid communication with an air nozzle and a water supply in fluid communication with a water nozzle. The air nozzle and water nozzle are arranged that the water nozzle includes a vortex in the air stream from t ...

Thomas Nohlen: Process and device for cooling a gas by direct heat exchange with a cooling liquid. Linde Aktiengesellschaft, Millen White Zelano Branigan P C, May 26, 2009: US07536873 (70 worldwide citation)

For cooling a gas by direct heat exchange with a cooling liquid, the gas (1) to be cooled is introduced into the lower region of a direct contact cooler (2). A first stream of cooling liquid (8) is fed into the direct contact cooler (2) above the point of introduction of the gas (1). Cooled gas (5) ...

Valeriy Maisotsenko, Leland E Gillan, Timothy L Heaton, Alan D Gillan: Method and apparatus of indirect-evaporation cooling. Idalex Technologies, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C, December 24, 2002: US06497107 (58 worldwide citation)

The within invention improves on the indirect evaporative cooling method and apparatus by making use of a working fluid that is pre-cooled with and without desiccants before it is passed through a Wet Channel where evaporative fluid is on the walls to take heat and store it in the working fluid as i ...

Gwyn John E, Baldwin Lisle L, Brodhead Howard: Process and apparatus for quenching unstable gas. Shell Oil Company, Jecminek A A, September 23, 1975: US3907661 (53 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a process for quenching pyrolysis product by passing it through a quench zone into which quench liquid is introduced in sufficient quantity and in a manner to form abruptly a continuous liquid film on the wall of the quench zone and to cool the pyrolysis product to a temperature a ...

Brian J Early, Daniel J Reens, Robert S Karnoff: Method and apparatus for evaporative cooling of air leading to a gas turbine engine. Cool Fog Systems, St Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, November 7, 1995: US05463873 (47 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described to evaporatively cool air leading to a gas turbine engine by injecting water fog into the inlet air in a controlled manner. A signal is generated representative of the capacity of the inlet air stream to absorb water vapor and used to regulate the amount of fog i ...

Adam P Bruckner, Abraham Hertzberg, David J Shaw: Heat transfer and storage system. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, March 1, 1988: US04727930 (46 worldwide citation)

An energy storage and conversion system utilizes unique heat exchange media for storing and transferring heat. In one embodiment, a refractory material is heated to the molten state by a solar furnace. The refractory material is stored in its molten form and metered to a direct-contact heat exchange ...

Anderson Les: Evaporative cooler. Everkool, June 12, 1973: US3738621 (46 worldwide citation)

This disclosure relates to a rooftop evaporative cooler for cooling the interior of vehicles, such as campers and trailers, whether the vehicle is moving or stationary. The unit includes a rear-facing streamlined housing disposed over a rooftop register. The forward surface of the housing slopes upw ...

ABORN JUSTIN A: Methods and devices for optimizing heat transfer within a compression and/or expansion device. GENERAL COMPRESSION, Talbot C Scott, June 30, 2011: WO/2011/079271 (45 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods and devices for optimizing heat transfer within a device or system used to compress and/or expand a gas, such as air, are described herein. For example, systems, methods and devices for optimizing the heat transfer within an air compression and expansion energy storage system are de ...

Geddes Ray L: Rapid cooling for high-temperature gas streams. Stone & Webster Engineering, July 20, 1971: US3593968 (38 worldwide citation)

An improved method and apparatus for cooling a hot pyrolysis exit gas stream by flowing the gas stream downwardly through a quench zone, the walls of which are covered by a film of quench oil while spraying quench oil into the gas stream.

Carl Munters, Per Norback: Method of cooling air and apparatus intended therefor. Aktiebolaget Carl Munters, Eric Y Munson, January 11, 1977: US04002040 (37 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus provides conditioning of an air stream by cooling in a regenerative heat exchanger having two groups of channels separated from one another by walls through which heat exchange occurs. The air stream to be conditioned flows through one group of channels while an auxiliary air ...