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Ionic Liquids for Utilization of Waste Heat from Distributed Power Generation Systems

Description: The objective of this research project was the development of ionic liquids to capture and utilize waste heat from distributed power generation systems. Ionic Liquids (ILs) are organic salts that are liquid at room temperature and they have the potential to make fundamental and far-reaching changes in the way we use energy. In particular, the focus of this project was fundamental research on the potential use of IL/CO2 mixtures in absorption-refrigeration systems. Such systems can provide cooling by utilizing waste heat from various sources, including distributed power generation. The basic objectives of the research were to design and synthesize ILs appropriate for the task, to measure and model thermophysical properties and phase behavior of ILs and IL/CO2 mixtures, and to model the performance of IL/CO2 absorption-refrigeration systems.
Date: January 11, 2009
Creator: Brennecke, Joan F.; Sen, Mihir; Maginn, Edward J.; Paolucci, Samuel; Stadtherr, Mark A.; Disser, Peter T. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department