TECHNOLOGY

OVERVIEW

Carnot has designed and built a unique centrifugal compressor utilizing the weight of water to compress gas with a proprietary impeller.

 

  • Gas compression: achieved in rotary environment utilizing water/gas emulsion as compression medium.
  • Single stage compression cycle: Compresses the gas 200 times the entry pressure (theoretically) while maintaining the entry temperature (isothermal). To read more about isothermal compression click here.
  • Heat of compression: heat immediately transferred from compressed gas to water during compression.
  • Science Proven:  multiple working design iterations.
  • Intellectual Property: Patent filings in US and under International PCT

 

 

ISOTHERMAL

CARNOT’S SURFACE AREA RATIO AND THE THERMAL CAPACITY OF WATER ENABLES ISOTHERMAL COMPRESSION

COMPRESSION

HEAT ABSORPTION

MOISTURE REMOVAL

Carnot’s proprietary process creates millions of tiny gas bubbles surrounded by water.

The thermal capacity of water is 3,500 times that of air.  Water absorbs all the heat of compression.

 

Carnot’s ratio of water surface area/gas bubbles has absorption capacity of ~7500 watts of heat energy, or over 1800 times what is necessary for isothermal compression.

Moisture and water soluble gaseous constituents in bubbles are absorbed through the compression process.  Eliminates the need for dryers and other after-treatment equipment.

COMPARISON

Carnot’s compression system takes a mixture of gas and liquid at any temperature and combines them as an emulsion when entering the compressor. The rotating compressor uses centrifugal force to shrink the bubbles, compressing the gas inside them as they move from the center of rotation to the outside of the compressor casing, where they are allowed to collapse as they join together in a pressure chamber.  This single stage compression cycle not only compresses the gas up to 200 times the entry pressure while maintaining the entry temperature (isothermal), it also dries the gas to levels beyond most industry requirements.  Based on our proof points to date, Carnot has multiple technological advantages versus conventional technologies, as illustrated below.

DRY GAS:  YES

WET GAS:  NO

OIL FREE AIR: YES

PISTON

DRY GAS:  YES

WET GAS:  NO

OIL FREE AIR: YES

CENTRIFUGAL

DRY GAS:  YES

WET GAS:  YES

OIL FREE AIR: YES

CARNOT

DRY GAS:  POOR

WET GAS:  YES

OIL FREE AIR: COSTLY

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