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

Patent Number: 10,584,926
Issued: 3/10/2020
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Abstract: 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.
Filed: 12/19/2013
Application Number: 14/134,160
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.