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Title: Open-loop heat-recovery dryer

Abstract

A drying apparatus is disclosed that includes a drum and an open-loop airflow pathway originating at an ambient air inlet, passing through the drum, and terminating at an exhaust outlet. A passive heat exchanger is included for passively transferring heat from air flowing from the drum toward the exhaust outlet to air flowing from the ambient air inlet toward the drum. A heat pump is also included for actively transferring heat from air flowing from the passive heat exchanger toward the exhaust outlet to air flowing from the passive heat exchanger toward the drum. A heating element is also included for further heating air flowing from the heat pump toward the drum.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1107888
Patent Number(s):
8,572,862
Application Number:
12/911,631
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RLO1830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

TeGrotenhuis, Ward Evan. Open-loop heat-recovery dryer. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
TeGrotenhuis, Ward Evan. Open-loop heat-recovery dryer. United States.
TeGrotenhuis, Ward Evan. Tue . "Open-loop heat-recovery dryer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1107888.
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abstractNote = {A drying apparatus is disclosed that includes a drum and an open-loop airflow pathway originating at an ambient air inlet, passing through the drum, and terminating at an exhaust outlet. A passive heat exchanger is included for passively transferring heat from air flowing from the drum toward the exhaust outlet to air flowing from the ambient air inlet toward the drum. A heat pump is also included for actively transferring heat from air flowing from the passive heat exchanger toward the exhaust outlet to air flowing from the passive heat exchanger toward the drum. A heating element is also included for further heating air flowing from the heat pump toward the drum.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {11}
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