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Title: System and method of water purification utilizing an ionomer membrane

Abstract

A water purification system utilizes an ionomer membrane and mild vacuum to draw water from source water through the membrane. A water source may be salt water or a contaminated water source. The water drawn through the membrane passes across the condenser chamber to a condenser surface where it is condensed into purified water. The condenser surface may be metal or any other suitable surface and may be flat or pleated. In addition, the condenser surface may be maintained at a lower temperature than the water on the water source side of the membrane. The ionomer membrane may be configured in a cartridge, a pleated or flat plate configuration. A latent heat loop may be configured to carry the latent heat of vaporization from the condenser back to the water source side of the ionomer membrane. The source water may be heated by a solar water heater.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Xergy LTD (United Kingdom)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1502842
Patent Number(s):
10202292
Application Number:
15/299,110
Assignee:
Xergy LTD (United Kingdom)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
C - CHEMISTRY C02 - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE C02F - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0015923
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Oct 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Bahar, Bamdad, Jin, Luyu, Parmelee, William, and Zerby, Jacob. System and method of water purification utilizing an ionomer membrane. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Bahar, Bamdad, Jin, Luyu, Parmelee, William, & Zerby, Jacob. System and method of water purification utilizing an ionomer membrane. United States.
Bahar, Bamdad, Jin, Luyu, Parmelee, William, and Zerby, Jacob. Tue . "System and method of water purification utilizing an ionomer membrane". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1502842.
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abstractNote = {A water purification system utilizes an ionomer membrane and mild vacuum to draw water from source water through the membrane. A water source may be salt water or a contaminated water source. The water drawn through the membrane passes across the condenser chamber to a condenser surface where it is condensed into purified water. The condenser surface may be metal or any other suitable surface and may be flat or pleated. In addition, the condenser surface may be maintained at a lower temperature than the water on the water source side of the membrane. The ionomer membrane may be configured in a cartridge, a pleated or flat plate configuration. A latent heat loop may be configured to carry the latent heat of vaporization from the condenser back to the water source side of the ionomer membrane. The source water may be heated by a solar water heater.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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