Cooling a Charging Battery Using a Heat Exchanger

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This project is about building a new mechanism for cooling vehicle batteries when they are being charged. This new mechanism follows the law of Tubular heat exchanger. The heat exchanger encloses the batteries which are sealed to be waterproof. As shown in the figure, the car has three openings. One for charging, the second input opening for the cold fluid or water to cool the batteries and the third opening for a hot fluid or water outlet from cooling the batteries. When the driver is charging his/her car he/she will also attach the two valves for quick cooling the charging car. Assuming the battery has +45°C while being charged, we can manage to bring down the temperature to a suitable level the driver is comfortable with.

The device is at an early stage or design stage. I have done the calculations and the result is 100 percent safe and will work as intended. The mechanism can be used in any electric car and can be used on large scale or a wide range of scenarios because all it need for the mechanism is a small water reservoir next to recharging station of the car. We can also make the water reservoir in the car itself and circulate the water. Then when the water reaches higher temperatures we can insert ice to coll the water optimizing the temperature. This solution is the best one because I am not suggesting to coll the battery with ice but with water and the water can be cooled with ice.

For more information please visit https://www.globalinnovationexchange.org/innovation/cooling-a-charging-battery-using-heat-exchanger or https://ninesights.ninesigma.com/servlet/hype/IMT?userAction=Browse&documentId=5ce749c615e3caa4eeab6ba6c2ef77b2&templateName=

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Anteneh Gashaw
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
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    Catia and autocad
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    I have dedicated my life for invention and research because not only I have big dreams but also it is my only way out of poverty. We all have a talent we know or did not find out yet. Mine happens to be inventing. I discovered this talent of mine when I was in second year student during my university life. Starting from that point everything seemed not important except creating new ideas. So, until now I have invented more than 50 inventions which are new to the world and the rest are intended for Ethiopia that will change the life of many people including mine. But because of poverty, theft and many reasons I could not manage to make it. But all that matter is I will never give up. I will invent until and after I become successful. That makes me a strong entrepreneur. My skills are aided with a mechanical engineering degree on design, production and sales expertise. You can find some of my inventions via https://www.herox.com/crowdsourcing-community/antenehgashaw-123126
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    pending