Desuper Heating Patents (Class 159/DIG30)
  • Patent number: 5810976
    Abstract: A device for processing water having high concentrations of scale forming compounds and high solids content in a high efficiency vapor compression distillation system wherein a plate-in-frame heat exchanger is submerged in a boiling solution contained in a boiler drum. An impeller in the drum continuously circulates the boiling solution through the heat exchanger at a velocity to prevent suspended solids from accumulating and to inhibit scale formation on the boiling surfaces of the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Grand Environmental Corporation
    Inventor: Robert C. Keith
  • Patent number: 5630913
    Abstract: A water distillation system (10) includes a boiling chamber (11) and a condensation chamber (12). Water is fed via an inlet pipe (13) to a degassing chamber (15) where volatile gases are removed from the water. The water is evaporated in the boiling chamber (11) and vapour is, in turn, condensed in the condensing chamber (12). Distilled water is collected in a water storage tank (30) and is used, with a pump (28) and entrainment device (27), to provide a substantial vacuum within the system (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Inventor: Davoud Tajer-Ardebili
  • Patent number: 5587054
    Abstract: A vapor compression distillation system including a boiler/condenser assembly wherein a portion of the condensate is redirected back to the condenser inlet to extract superheat from the compressed vapor and transfer it to the liquid in the boiler. The vapor entering the condenser is reduced to a saturation condition to prevent heat build up in the condenser to improve heat transfer efficiency. When the temperature of the incoming feed water is within the operating range of the boiler/condenser assembly, the system is operated under vacuum sufficient to match the boiler temperature with the temperature of the incoming feed water so that no preheater or waste heat recovery exchanges are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Grano Environmental Corporation
    Inventor: Robert C. Keith
  • Patent number: 4676870
    Abstract: A feedforward control system for a multiple-effect evaporator is provided wherein control is based on maintaining desired values for inferential variables of concentration and boiling point rise for a solution of a solid inorganic substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: William S. Stewart, John D. Hottovy, John E. Blaesi