Acoustic power recovery system for thermoacoustic cooling

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Santa Clara, CA USA. Date of Talk: 6/18/2012

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Garner, Sean
Alexander V Tuganov
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Acoustic power recovery system for thermoacoustic cooling

Cooling represents a significant portion of global energy use. Conventional vapor-compression cooling uses significant quantities of refrigerant fluids with extremely high global warming potentials. Traveling-wave thermoacoustic coolers do not use refrigerants and have the potential for high efficiency. We present a thermoacoustic cooler design that utilizes acoustic power recovery to make a coefficient of performance (COP) comparable to that of conventional systems possible. The approach is validated through experiment.

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