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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:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865507
Patent Number(s):
4528078
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nonsaturable; microdryer; provided; electrolytically; removing; moisture; sealed; containers; particularly; electronic; equipment; electrode; electrolyte; assembly; disposed; channel; interior; exterior; container; catalytic; barrier; prevents; build-up; explosive; concentrations; hydrogen; converting; back-diffusing; oxygen; water; recycled; semipermeable; membrane; allows; selective; removal; intake; assembly allows; semipermeable membrane; permeable membrane; sealed container; selective removal; sealed containers; barrier disposed; removing moisture; nonsaturable microdryer; particularly electron; assembly prevents; /205/204/

Citation Formats

Hirschfeld, Tomas B. Nonsaturable microdryer. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Hirschfeld, Tomas B. Nonsaturable microdryer. United States.
Hirschfeld, Tomas B. Tue . "Nonsaturable microdryer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865507.
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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 = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
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