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Title: Continuous microwave regeneration apparatus for absorption media

Abstract

A method and apparatus are disclosed for continuously drying and regenerating ceramic beads for use in process gas moisture drying operations such as glove boxes. A microwave energy source is coupled to a process chamber to internally heat the ceramic beads and vaporize moisture contained therein. In a preferred embodiment, the moisture laden ceramic beads are conveyed toward the microwave source by a screw mechanism. The regenerated beads flow down outside of the screw mechanism and are available to absorb additional moisture.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
20013810
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 7 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GLOVEBOXES; CERAMICS; DESICCANTS; DRYING; REGENERATION; DEHYDRATION; MICROWAVE DRYERS

Citation Formats

Smith, D.D. Continuous microwave regeneration apparatus for absorption media. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Smith, D.D. Continuous microwave regeneration apparatus for absorption media. United States.
Smith, D.D. Tue . "Continuous microwave regeneration apparatus for absorption media". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are disclosed for continuously drying and regenerating ceramic beads for use in process gas moisture drying operations such as glove boxes. A microwave energy source is coupled to a process chamber to internally heat the ceramic beads and vaporize moisture contained therein. In a preferred embodiment, the moisture laden ceramic beads are conveyed toward the microwave source by a screw mechanism. The regenerated beads flow down outside of the screw mechanism and are available to absorb additional moisture.},
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year = {1999},
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