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Title: Hydrophilic structures for condensation management in appliances

An appliance that includes a cabinet having an exterior surface; a refrigeration compartment located within the cabinet; and a hydrophilic structure disposed on the exterior surface. The hydrophilic structure is configured to spread condensation. The appliance further includes a wicking structure located in proximity to the hydrophilic structure, and the wicking structure is configured to receive the condensation.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1237085
Report Number(s):
9,250,007
14/493,399
DOE Contract Number:
EE0003910
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 23
Research Org:
Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS