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Title: Apparatus for diffusion-gap thermal desalination

A thermal distillation apparatus including evaporation surfaces that are wetted with a solution, and from which at least some of the volatile solvent contained in the solution evaporates, condensers having an external surface in close proximity to, but not touching, a corresponding one of the one or more evaporation surfaces, and on which vapors of the solvent condense, releasing thermal energy that heats a flow of the solution moving upward within the condensers, spacers that prevent contact between the evaporating surfaces and the condensers, wherein spaces between the evaporating surfaces and the condensers are filled with a gaseous mixture composed of solvent vapor and one or more non-condensable gases, and except for diffusion of the solvent vapor relative to the non-condensable gases, the gaseous mixture is stationary.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1399262
Assignee:
AIL RESEARCH INC. CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,770,673
Application Number:
14/125,062
Contract Number:
FG02-06ER84525
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jun 08
Research Org:
AIL RESEARCH INC., Hopewell, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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