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Title: Energy recovery ventilator

An energy recovery ventilator adapted to be mounted on a roof and adapted to be connected to the outlet of an exhaust air duct of a building ventilation system and the inlet of an air supply duct of a building ventilation system. The energy recovery ventilator includes a housing having an exhaust air chamber and a supply air chamber separated by a divider wall. A circular heat transfer wheel is position in the housing, a portion of the wheel being housed in the exhaust air chamber and a second portion of the wheel being housed in the supply air chamber, and the heat transfer wheel is caused to rotate about a central axis. An exhaust fan is housed in the exhaust air chamber and causes exhaust air to be pulled through the exhaust air duct and the heat transfer wheel and to be exhausted from the housing. A supply air fan is housed in the supply air housing above the heat transfer wheel, and causes outside air to be drawn into the supply air chamber and to be forced through the heat transfer wheel into the air supply duct.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5237244
Report Number(s):
US 4513809
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 3 Jan 1983; Other Information: PAT-APPL-455042
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BUILDINGS; HEAT RECOVERY; VENTILATION; HEAT RECOVERY EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; AIR FLOW; BLOWERS; EXHAUST SYSTEMS; ENERGY RECOVERY; EQUIPMENT; FLUID FLOW; GAS FLOW; RECOVERY 320100* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Buildings