PH adjustment of power plant cooling water with flue gas/fly ash

United States Patent

9,140,145
September 22, 2015
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pH Adjustment of Power Plant Cooling Water with Flue Gas/ Fly Ash
A system including a vessel including a heat source and a flue; a turbine; a condenser; a fluid conduit circuit disposed between the vessel, the turbine and the condenser; and a diverter coupled to the flue to direct a portion of an exhaust from the flue to contact with a cooling medium for the condenser water. A method including diverting a portion of exhaust from a flue of a vessel; modifying the pH of a cooling medium for a condenser with the portion of exhaust; and condensing heated fluid from the vessel with the pH modified cooling medium.
13/207,830
August 11, 2011
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STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.