Liquid desiccant air conditioner – 20010013226

Abstract

The present invention provides a liquid desiccant air conditioner including an absorption air conditioner and a liquid desiccant dehumidifier. The dehumidifier includes a liquid desiccant absorber for absorbing moisture contained in ambient air entering the dehumidifier and passing through the desiccant absorber. A boiler is provided for boiling partially preheated dilute liquid desiccant to evaporate moisture to reconstitute the liquid desiccant into concentrated liquid desiccant. In a preferred embodiment, a first heat exchanger fluidly communicates with the desiccant absorber and a second heat exchanger. The first heat exchanger is operable to transfer heat from the concentrated liquid desiccant to the dilute liquid desiccant directed to the first heat exchanger from the desiccant absorber to raise the temperature of the dilute liquid desiccant to a first temperature. A condenser fluidly communicates with the boiler to receive steam generated by boiling the liquid desiccant in the boiler, and with the first heat exchanger to receive partially heated dilute liquid desiccant from the first heat exchanger at the first temperature. The condenser is operable to sensibly heat the dilute liquid desiccant therein to a second temperature by recovering the latent heat of condensation as steam delivered from the boiler is condensed. The second heat exchanger fluidly communicates with the condenser, the boiler and the first heat exchanger. The second heat exchanger is operable to transfer heat from concentrated liquid desiccant directed to the second heat exchanger from the boiler to the dilute liquid desiccant directed to the second heat exchanger from the condenser at the second temperature to raise the temperature of the dilute liquid desiccant to a third temperature. The dilute liquid desiccant at the third temperature is directed to the boiler and the concentrated liquid desiccant from the second heat exchanger is directed to the first heat exchanger. The second heat exchanger is disposed with respect to the boiler to recover waste heat from the boiler. A pump is provided for pumping concentrated liquid desiccant into the absorber. A fraction of the steam from the boiler is used to regenerate the refrigerant in the absorption air conditioner.
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Liquid desiccant air conditioner – 20010015077

Abstract

A liquid desiccant air conditioner includes an absorption air conditioner and a liquid desiccant dehumidifier. The dehumidifier includes a liquid desiccant absorber for absorbing moisture contained in ambient air entering the dehumidifier, a boiler for boiling partially preheated dilute liquid desiccant to evaporate moisture to reconstitute the liquid desiccant into concentrated liquid desiccant, a first heat exchanger operable to transfer heat from the concentrated liquid desiccant to dilute liquid desiccant received from the desiccant absorber so as to raise the temperature of the dilute liquid desiccant to a first temperature, a condenser operative to receive partially heated dilute liquid desiccant from the first heat exchanger and receive steam generated by the boiler so as to sensibly heat the dilute liquid desiccant to a second temperature, and a second heat exchanger operable to transfer heat from concentrated liquid desiccant to the dilute liquid desiccant received from the condenser so as raise the temperature of the dilute liquid desiccant to a third temperature. The dilute liquid desiccant at the third temperature is directed to the boiler and the concentrated liquid desiccant from the second heat exchanger is directed to the first heat exchanger. A pump draws concentrated liquid desiccant from the boiler into the absorber. Steam from the boiler is also used to regenerate the refrigerant in the absorption air conditioner.
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Desiccant feeder system and apparatus – 20010031175

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A desiccant feeder system comprising, a reservoir for desiccant canisters, means for delivering the canisters through a transfer tube to at a loading station, means for presenting the open end of containers one at a time at the loading station, means for circulating air at high velocity through the tubing including an adjustable internal ring-shaped nozzle to deliver desiccant canisters from the reservoir to the loading station, and a shuttle selectively actuatable to discharge at least one desiccant cannister to the containers at the loading station.
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Desiccant feeder system and apparatus – 20010031176

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A desiccant feeder system comprising, a reservoir for desiccant canisters, means for delivering the canisters through a transfer tube to at a loading station, means for presenting the open end of containers one at a time at the loading station, means for circulating air at high velocity through the tubing including an adjustable internal ring-shaped nozzle to deliver desiccant canisters from the reservoir to the loading station, and a shuttle selectively actuatable to discharge at least one desiccant cannister to the containers at the loading station.
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Control of solids deposition from used desiccant solution – 20010042318

Abstract

In a gas dryer for use in a gas transmission line in which a bed of desiccant tablets is suspended in the flow of gas, making an aqueous solution of the desiccant salts from the moisture taken from the gas, the solution is inhibited from generating solids and precipitates in a sump area by conducting the heat of hydration from the bed area to the sump area.
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Desiccant barrier container – 20020006483

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A container for containing moisture sensitive items has at least one wall having a desiccating agent wherein the desiccating agent absorbs moisture so as to inhibit such moisture from contacting moisture sensitive items contained within the bag. The wall preferably has a durable outer layer, a moisture barrier intermediate layer, and a desiccant containing inner layer. The desiccant containing inner layer preferably comprises microporous polyolefin impregnated with silica.
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Biological sampling and storage container utilizing a desiccant – 20020007686

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The invention provides a biological sampling and storage container which is easy and sanitary to use, may be shipped through regular mail, and includes a drying material or desiccant for drying feces samples that are stored therein. The sampling and storage container consists of a body having a sampling chamber and a drying chamber which are in gaseous communication with each other. Preferably, a sampling wand is frictionally retained in the sampling chamber and the drying material is disposed in the drying chamber.
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Parylene coated desiccant sheet with activation strip – 20020066203

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An apparatus for drying the air inside of hermetically sealed electronic devices. The apparatus includes a desiccant part and an activation piece that is attached to the desiccant part. The desiccant part and activation piece are attached together and then covered, except for the portions where the two pieces are attached, with a polymer that has a low moisture vapor transmission rate, such as parylene. The apparatus may be added into an electronic device during assembly. The desiccant, or drying agent, is not activated, by removal of the activation piece, until prior to closure of the hermetically sealed electronic device.
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