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Title: Continuous microwave regeneration apparatus for absorption media

Abstract

A method and apparatus for continuously drying and regenerating ceramic beads for use in process gas moisture drying operations such as glove boxes. A microwave energy source is coupled to a process chamber to internally heat the ceramic beads and vaporize moisture contained therein. In a preferred embodiment, the moisture laden ceramic beads are conveyed toward the microwave source by a screw mechanism. The regenerated beads flow down outside of the screw mechanism and are available to absorb additional moisture.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872494
Patent Number(s):
5946816
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F26 - DRYING F26B - DRYING SOLID MATERIALS OR OBJECTS BY REMOVING LIQUID THEREFROM
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
continuous; microwave; regeneration; apparatus; absorption; media; method; continuously; drying; regenerating; ceramic; beads; process; gas; moisture; operations; glove; boxes; energy; source; coupled; chamber; internally; heat; vaporize; contained; therein; preferred; embodiment; laden; conveyed; screw; mechanism; regenerated; flow; outside; available; absorb; additional; ceramic beads; microwave source; glove box; process gas; microwave energy; preferred embodiment; energy source; contained therein; wave energy; moisture laden; screw mechanism; glove boxes; /34/

Citation Formats

Smith, Douglas D. Continuous microwave regeneration apparatus for absorption media. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Smith, Douglas D. Continuous microwave regeneration apparatus for absorption media. United States.
Smith, Douglas D. Fri . "Continuous microwave regeneration apparatus for absorption media". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872494.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for continuously drying and regenerating ceramic beads for use in process gas moisture drying operations such as glove boxes. A microwave energy source is coupled to a process chamber to internally heat the ceramic beads and vaporize moisture contained therein. In a preferred embodiment, the moisture laden ceramic beads are conveyed toward the microwave source by a screw mechanism. The regenerated beads flow down outside of the screw mechanism and are available to absorb additional moisture.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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