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System and method for cooling using a heat exchanger having a membrane

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March 10, 2020
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A heat exchanger that includes a membrane of graphene oxide is disclosed, as is a heat exchange system employing such a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger permits the use of water from non-traditional sources, such as waste water, brackish and sea water, in a cooling loop. Clean water and sensible heat permeate through the membrane, simultaneously cooling and purifying water in the cooling loop.
December 19, 2013
F28F 21/02 (20060101);
;210/650,500.21-500.27 ;216/56
This invention was developed under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.