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1. (WO2018125471) BAFFLED THERMOCLINES IN THERMODYNAMIC CYCLE SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/125471    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/063519
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 29 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: F28D 20/00
F02C 6/14
F25B 30/06
Applicants: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
Inventors: APTE, Raj
LAROCHELLE, Philippe
Title: BAFFLED THERMOCLINES IN THERMODYNAMIC CYCLE SYSTEMS
Abstract:
Solid-state thermoclines with internal baffle structures are in used in place of heat exchangers in a closed thermodynamic cycle power generation or energy storage system, such as a closed Brayton cycle system. The baffles limit the conductive and/or radiative transfer of heat between a solid thermal medium within different zones defined by the baffle structures.