Patent Number: 6,305,186

Title: Process of management of a thermochemical reaction or of a solid-gas adsorption

Abstract: The invention concerns a method for controlling a thermochemical reaction or a solid-gas adsorption being carried out in a reactor (10) containing an active agent capable of reversibly reacting with a gas, the reactor (10) being connected to an evaporator/condenser assembly (14) for the gas by a connection (12) without control valve, the reactor (10) and the evaporator/condenser assembly (14) each provided with means for selectively exchanging calories with their surroundings. The control method consists in: thermally insulating the reactor (10) and the evaporator/condenser assembly (14) from the surroundings; thermally communicating the reactor (10) with its surroundings so that the active agent reacts with the gas, thereby providing cold to the evaporator (14); thermally communicating the evaporator (14) with its surroundings so as to cool it selectively; and selectively insulating the reactor (10) or the evaporator/condenser assembly (14) from their surroundings so as to stop the reaction at one point of the reversible cycle.

Inventors: Py; Xavier (Canohes, FR), Kindbeiter; Francis (Perpignan, FR)

Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

International Classification: F25B 49/00 (20060101); F25B 49/04 (20060101); F25B 17/08 (20060101); F25B 17/00 (20060101); F25B 017/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018