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Title: Solar powered dehumidifier apparatus

Abstract

A thermally insulated light transmitting housing forms a chamber containing a desiccant and having a first gas port open to the ambient and a second gas port connected by a two way valve to a volume to be dried. Solar energy transmitted through the housing heats and dries the desiccant. The increased air pressure due to the heating of the volume to be dried causes the air from the volume to be expelled through the valve into the chamber. The desiccant is then cooled by shielding it from solar energy before the volume cools thereby increasing its moisture absorbing capacity. Then the volume is allowed to cool drawing dehumidified air through the desiccant and the valve into the volume to be dried. This cycle is then repeated.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Skillman, NJ)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863757
Patent Number(s):
4242112
Application Number:
06/044,528
Assignee:
RCA Corporation (New York, NY) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar; powered; dehumidifier; apparatus; thermally; insulated; light; transmitting; housing; forms; chamber; containing; desiccant; gas; ambient; connected; valve; volume; dried; energy; transmitted; heats; dries; increased; air; pressure; due; heating; causes; expelled; cooled; shielding; cools; increasing; moisture; absorbing; capacity; allowed; cool; drawing; dehumidified; cycle; repeated; solar powered; pressure due; solar energy; chamber containing; thermally insulated; air pressure; light transmitting; energy transmitted; solar power; /96/137/

Citation Formats

Jebens, Robert W. Solar powered dehumidifier apparatus. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Jebens, Robert W. Solar powered dehumidifier apparatus. United States.
Jebens, Robert W. Tue . "Solar powered dehumidifier apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863757.
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title = {Solar powered dehumidifier apparatus},
author = {Jebens, Robert W.},
abstractNote = {A thermally insulated light transmitting housing forms a chamber containing a desiccant and having a first gas port open to the ambient and a second gas port connected by a two way valve to a volume to be dried. Solar energy transmitted through the housing heats and dries the desiccant. The increased air pressure due to the heating of the volume to be dried causes the air from the volume to be expelled through the valve into the chamber. The desiccant is then cooled by shielding it from solar energy before the volume cools thereby increasing its moisture absorbing capacity. Then the volume is allowed to cool drawing dehumidified air through the desiccant and the valve into the volume to be dried. This cycle is then repeated.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {12}
}

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