With an increasing need to find ways to reduce water consumption in industrial cooling system, dry cooling has been of a great interest. To eliminate the dependence of powerplant cooling needs on water, a novel technology, called ACTIVE, has been developed. ACTIVE, is a novel chemical heatpump cycle, cools below the ambient wet bulb temperature with coefficient of performance (COP) reaching up to 30, outperforming current dry cooling technology especially during hot summer days. ACTIVE employs a cyclic depolymerization-polymerization process, based on readily available polymers and catalysts. In this effort the ACTIVE cycle was developed starting with a concept and was reduced to practice. Here the cycle is explained and test results are presented.

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