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System and Method for Cooling a Combustion Gas Charge

Abstract: 

The present invention relates to a system and method for cooling a combustion gas charge prior. The combustion gas charge may include compressed intake air, exhaust gas, or a mixture thereof. An evaporator is provided that may then receive a relatively high temperature combustion gas charge and discharge at a relatively lower temperature. The evaporator may be configured to operate with refrigeration cycle components and/or to receive a fluid below atmospheric pressure as the phase-change cooling medium.

Patent Number: 
7,721,543
Date Of Issue: 
05/25/2010
Inventors: 

Mary Cecelia Massey; Thomas Earl Boberg