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Title: Wick wetting for water condensation systems

A system and method for particle enlargement with continuously wetted wicks includes a container into which a flow of particle-laden air is introduced in a laminar manner through an inlet and to an outlet. The container has a first section, a second section and a third section though which the particle-laden air flows between the inlet and the outlet. The temperature of the second section is warmer than that of the first section at the inlet and the third section at the outlet. In one embodiment, a continuous wick spanning an interior wall of the first second, second section and third section, said wick being capable of internally transporting liquid water along its length is provided.
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Contract Number:
SC0006312; SC00469
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 01
Research Org:
Aerosol Dynamics Inc. Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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