skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Nonsaturable microdryer

Abstract

A nonsaturable microdryer is provided for electrolytically removing moisture from sealed containers, particularly electronic equipment. An electrode/electrolyte assembly is disposed within a channel between the interior and exterior of a sealed container. A catalytic barrier disposed between the interior of the sealed container and the electrode/electrolyte assembly prevents the build-up of explosive concentrations of hydrogen by converting back-diffusing hydrogen and oxygen back into water, which is then recycled. A semipermeable membrane disposed between the exterior of the sealed container and the electrode/electrolyte assembly allows selective removal of hydrogen and prevents intake of water.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6061964
Application Number:
ON: TI85005760
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-048350
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; DRYING; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ELECTRODES; ELECTROLYTES; HYDROGEN; MEMBRANES; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; LYSIS; NONMETALS; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Hirschfeld, T.B. Nonsaturable microdryer. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Hirschfeld, T.B. Nonsaturable microdryer. United States.
Hirschfeld, T.B. Wed . "Nonsaturable microdryer". United States.
@article{osti_6061964,
title = {Nonsaturable microdryer},
author = {Hirschfeld, T.B.},
abstractNote = {A nonsaturable microdryer is provided for electrolytically removing moisture from sealed containers, particularly electronic equipment. An electrode/electrolyte assembly is disposed within a channel between the interior and exterior of a sealed container. A catalytic barrier disposed between the interior of the sealed container and the electrode/electrolyte assembly prevents the build-up of explosive concentrations of hydrogen by converting back-diffusing hydrogen and oxygen back into water, which is then recycled. A semipermeable membrane disposed between the exterior of the sealed container and the electrode/electrolyte assembly allows selective removal of hydrogen and prevents intake of water.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {5}
}