With Heat Exchange Means Patents (Class 96/126)
  • Patent number: 10139169
    Abstract: An adsorption system can be used as part of a climate control system in a vehicle or in any other space requiring heating or cooling. An adsorbent bed can include a plurality of plates, a layer including an adsorbent material adjacent to a portion of at least one plate; and a plurality of passages between the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Young Suk Nam, Ryan Enright, Shalabh Maroo, Evelyn N. Wang, Shankar Narayanan, Ian Salmon McKay
  • Patent number: 10132531
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of operating an adsorption compressor system, which system comprises a hot source and a cold source and at least a first and a second adsorption bed, wherein the first bed has an initial temperature that is lower than the initial temperature of said second bed, in which system heat is circulated using a heat transfer fluid (HTF), the method comprising the following phases: phase A) comprising the steps of: heating the first adsorption bed by feeding HTF to it, coming from said second bed, optionally via said hot source, while maintaining a thermal wave in said first bed; and cooling the second adsorption bed by feeding HTF to it, coming from said first bed, optionally via said cold source, while maintaining a thermal wave in said second bed; wherein phase A) is maintained until the exit temperature of said first bed and said second bed are essentially the same and phase B) comprising the steps of: feeding the HTF effluent of said first bed to said hot sourc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cooll Sustainable Energy Solution B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Faas Burger, Robert Jan Meijer
  • Patent number: 9702593
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an enclosure which is refrigerated and kept at a predetermined set temperature (Te), containing the evaporator (7) of a refrigerating unit (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: COLDWAY
    Inventors: Laurent Rigaud, Francis Kindbeiter
  • Patent number: 9314737
    Abstract: Provided is a dehumidifier including an adsorption column allowing a to-be-treated gas produced by electrolysis of water to circulate therethrough so as to allow moisture in the to-be-treated gas to be adsorbed therein, wherein the adsorption column includes an adsorbent capable of adsorbing moisture, a column body having a housing region containing the adsorbent, and a heating unit arranged within the column body and capable of heating the adsorbent so as to cause desorption of the adsorbed moisture from the adsorbent, and the column body is a tube having a bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Hirai, Shinji Miyazawa, Shinichi Yasui, Akiko Miyake
  • Patent number: 9206990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device, a method and the use of the same for production or purifying of water. Present invention is based on the use of hygroscopic materials and heating thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: AIRWATERGREEN AB
    Inventors: Jonas Wamstad, Fredrik Edstrom
  • Patent number: 9147920
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a metal oxygen battery system includes a metal oxygen battery having an electrode compartment. The electrode compartment includes an electrode being formed of an oxygen storage material. In another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes an ion conducting component. In yet another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes an electron conducting component. In yet another embodiment, the oxygen storage material includes a catalytic component. In yet another embodiment, at least one of the ion conducting component, the electron conducting component, and the catalytic component is attached to the oxygen storage material via a linker or as a pendant group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Pulskamp, Andrew Robert Drews, Jun Yang, Shinichi Hirano, Michael Alan Tamor
  • Publication number: 20150135958
    Abstract: A regenerating-type compressed air drier for regenerating compressed air by an electrical heating mechanism and a dehumidifying-and-regenerating unit are provided. The drier includes a dehumidifying-and-regenerating unit and an air distribution unit. Compressed high-humidity air and regenerating air are guided to the air distribution unit by a compressed high-humidity air piping and a regenerating air piping. The compressed high-humidity air and the regenerating air are guided to dehumidifying-and-regenerating components of the dehumidifying-and-regenerating unit by a shunt rotor of the air distribution unit to complete the dehumidification of the compressed air and the regeneration of the dehumidifying-and-regenerating components. The drier has a simple structure, and can reduce an undue loss of heat energy by an electrical heating mechanism to the regeneration of the dehumidifying-and-regenerating components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ming-Lang HUNG, Pen-Chang Tseng, Yu-Hao Kang, Hsing-Ting Chen, Jyi-Ching Perng
  • Patent number: 9028591
    Abstract: A climate control system and a method of control. The climate control system may have first and second adsorbers and a door that controls airflow through the first and second adsorbers. The first adsorber adsorbs moisture from the airflow and the second adsorber desorbs moisture when the door is in a first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kai Wang, Christopher Mark Greiner
  • Patent number: 9011583
    Abstract: An article comprising a plurality of intersecting walls having outer surfaces that define a plurality of cells extending from one end to a second end, wherein the walls forming each cell in a first subset of cells are covered by a barrier layer to form a plurality of heat exchange flow channels, and wherein the walls forming each cell in a second subset of cells different from the first subset of cells, comprise a CO2 sorbent and form reaction flow channels. Heat exchange flow channels allow quick and uniform heating and cooling of the sorbent body. The article may be useful, for example, for removing CO2 from a gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Amit Halder, Dayue David Jiang, Weiguo Miao, Steven Bolaji Ogunwumi, Zhen Song
  • Patent number: 9005352
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed towards a trap canister for adsorbing fuel vapor contained in breakthrough gas discharged from a main adsorbent canister. The main adsorbent canister is connected to a fuel tank has a case defining an adsorption chamber therein and an adsorbent filled in the adsorption chamber. The case has a first end open to the atmosphere and a second end for introducing breakthrough gas into the adsorption chamber. The adsorbent filled in the adsorption chamber adsorbs the fuel vapor contained in the breakthrough gas. The trap canister further has a bypass path for bypassing the adsorption chamber and a valve configured to block the bypass path and to allow for opening during refueling. This prevents the fuel vapor from flowing into the atmosphere during normal operation while also decreasing pressure loss during refueling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Mani, Ryuji Kosugi
  • Patent number: 8985319
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage tank by absorption into a hydrogen storage material, the tank having a longitudinal axis and including an enclosure and an inner structure provided within the enclosure. The inner structure includes a plurality of stages and a heat exchange system within the inner structure, each stage including a plurality of compartments distributed into a plurality of rows directed along the longitudinal direction, each compartment having a semi-cylindrical shape, and each compartment containing a hydrogen storage material, wherein the material has been introduced through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat á l 'ènergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Albin Chaise, Manon Elie, Olivier Gillia, Michel Planque
  • Patent number: 8979980
    Abstract: A gas cleaning unit for cleaning a main raw gas stream from a plant comprises a plurality of gas cleaning chambers (34a-c), each gas cleaning chamber (34a-c) equipped with a cleaning chamber inlet (46a-c); an inlet manifold (32), for dividing said main raw gas stream flowing therethrough into a plurality of separate fractional raw gas streams for flow to said cleaning chamber inlets (46a-c); and a plurality of heat exchangers (40a-c), each heat exchanger (40a-c) being located downstream of the inlet manifold (32) for exchanging heat with a respective fractional raw gas stream entering a respective cleaning chamber (34a-c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Anders Kenneth Sorhuus, Odd Edgar Bjarno
  • Patent number: 8973746
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage apparatus includes a canister and at least one hydrogen storage unit. The canister has at least a hollow rod. The hydrogen storage unit is disposed in the canister. The hydrogen storage unit includes a housing, a heat-dissipating channel and a plurality of heat-dissipating partitions. The periphery of the housing is configured with a plurality of grooves, and each groove has a plurality of first holes. The heat-dissipating channel is located within the housing. Each heat-dissipating partition has a plurality of second holes and connects to the housing and heat-dissipating channel. The heat-dissipating partitions divide the space inside the housing. The first holes and the second holes connect to the inner space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Chih-Ang Chung, Teng-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 8956447
    Abstract: A heat exchanger of a desiccant wheel dehumidifier, disclosed in the disclosure, includes a frame and multiple heat exchange platy tubes. The frame has an air inlet and an air outlet. The multiple heat exchange platy tubes are fixed on the frame and are substantially arranged side by side with each other. Every two of the multiple heat exchange platy tubes adjacent to each other are separated at an interval from each other to form a first flow channel. Each of the multiple heat exchange platy tubes includes a main body and at least one spacing wall. The main body has multiple second flow channels therein. The at least one spacing wall is located between two of the multiple second flow channels adjacent to each other. The air inlet and the air outlet communicate with the multiple second flow channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Norm Pacific Automation Corp.
    Inventors: Chin-Huan Chen, Hong-Yang Hsu, Chia-Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 8940077
    Abstract: A method for indirectly monitoring and controlling an electrically resistive adsorption system. Adsorption of a predetermined adsorbate is conducted while indirectly monitoring electrical resistance of a unified adsorbent element. Breakthrough is predicted based upon the indirectly monitored electrical resistance and a previously measured mass loading relationship between the resistance of the unified adsorbent element and the loading of the unified resistance element with the predetermined adsorbate. Adsorption, regeneration and cooling cycles are controlled by a controller without any direct measurement of temperature or resistance of the element and characterizations of mass loading and temperature. Systems of the invention can have no sensors that contact the element, are in an adsorption vessel, and/or are downstream adsorption vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Mark J. Rood, David Johnsen
  • Patent number: 8936669
    Abstract: A temperature swing adsorption system includes a first adsorption bed configured to receive a feed stream and adsorb a contaminant from the feed stream to produce a product stream, a second adsorption bed configured to receive a portion of the product stream and a cooling stream to reduce a temperature of the second adsorption bed, a third adsorption bed configured to receive the heated product stream to increase a temperature of the third adsorption bed; a separation system to separate the cooled product stream into a first component stream and a second component stream, and a fourth adsorption bed configured to receive the first component stream and to enrich an adsorptive concentration of the first component stream. The enriched first component stream is directed to the second adsorption bed to provide the cooling stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Shain-Jer Doong, Christopher B. McIlroy
  • Patent number: 8920545
    Abstract: A fuel vapor processing apparatus may include a latent heat storage material that releases latent heat during desorption of fuel vapor from an adsorption material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Makino
  • Publication number: 20140366725
    Abstract: High volumetric-efficiency thermally integrated systems for capturing a target gas from a process gas stream include a monolithic body and a distribution system. The monolithic body includes a first plurality of channels and a second plurality of channels each having sorbent surfaces that reversibly adsorb the target gas. The channels are in thermal communication such that heat from an exothermic adsorption of target gas in one plurality of channels is used by an endothermic desorption of target gas from the other plurality of channels. Methods for separating a target gas from a process gas stream include switching the high volumetric-efficiency thermally integrated systems between a first state and a second state. In the first state, the first plurality of channels undergoes desorption while the second undergoes adsorption. In the second state, the second plurality of channels undergoes desorption while the first plurality undergoes adsorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Amit Halder, Steven Bolaji Ogunwumi
  • Publication number: 20140360368
    Abstract: The system includes adsorbent-packed towers 11 and 21 filled with H2S adsorbent which triethanolamine is supported by activated carbon. Mixed gas derived from a synthesis gas containing CO2 and H2S at about 40° C. is supplied to the adsorbent-packed towers 11 and 21 through a line. Valves 12 and 13 are opened, valves 22 and 23 are closed, valves 14 and 15 are closed, and valves 24 and 25 are opened to perform adsorption of H2S contained in the gas to be treated in the adsorbent-packed tower 11 in a dry state and to perform desorption of H2S in the adsorbent-packed tower 21. When adsorption of H2S contained in the gas to be treated is performed in the adsorbent-packed tower 21 and desorption of H2S is performed in the adsorbent-packed tower 11, the valves 12, 13, 24, and 25 are closed and the valves 22, 23, 14, and 15 are opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Takashi Nakamoto, Toshinori Muraoka, Shigenobu Okajima, Norihiko Kumada, Masatoshi Hirokawa, Takatoshi Shoji
  • Patent number: 8894753
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon dioxide capture system which includes a first carbon dioxide adsorption/desorption section including a first carbon dioxide adsorption section, a first carbon dioxide desorption section connected to the first carbon dioxide adsorption section, and a first carbon dioxide adsorbent circulating through the first carbon dioxide adsorption section and the first carbon dioxide desorption section; and a second carbon dioxide adsorption/desorption section including a second carbon dioxide adsorption section, a second carbon dioxide desorption section connected to the second carbon dioxide adsorption section, and a second carbon dioxide adsorbent circulating through the second carbon dioxide adsorption section and the second carbon dioxide desorption section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Yong Ki Park, Won Choon Choi, Na Young Kang
  • Publication number: 20140326136
    Abstract: A temperature swing adsorption system includes a first adsorption bed configured to receive a feed stream and adsorb a contaminant from the feed stream to produce a product stream, a second adsorption bed configured to receive a portion of the product stream and a cooling stream to reduce a temperature of the second adsorption bed, a third adsorption bed configured to receive the heated product stream to increase a temperature of the third adsorption bed; a separation system to separate the cooled product stream into a first component stream and a second component stream, and a fourth adsorption bed configured to receive the first component stream and to enrich an adsorptive concentration of the first component stream. The enriched first component stream is directed to the second adsorption bed to provide the cooling stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Shain-Jer Doong, Christopher B. McIlroy
  • Patent number: 8852328
    Abstract: Rotary fluid processing systems and associated methods are disclosed. A purification system in accordance with the particular embodiment includes a rotatable adsorbent-containing heat/mass transfer element that is generally symmetric about a rotation axis, and includes multiple radial flow paths oriented transverse to the rotation axis and multiple axial flow paths oriented transverse to the radial flow paths. The axial flow paths and radial flow paths are in thermal communication with each other, and are generally isolated from fluid communication with each other at the heat transfer element. Particular embodiments can further include a housing arrangement having multiple manifolds with individual manifolds having an entry port and an exit port, and with individual manifolds having different circumferential locations relative to the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Prometheus Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Barclay, Tadeusz Szymanski, Lenard J. Stoltman, Kathryn Oseen-Senda, Hunter A. Chumbley
  • Publication number: 20140260978
    Abstract: Provided is an air drying system that includes a desiccant container including desiccant material for removing moisture from a pressurized air stream directed through the container in a first direction, a heater coupled to the container for selectively providing heated air to the container in a second direction opposite the first direction, and an air source coupled to the container for selectively providing cooled air to the container in the first direction. By introducing the cooled air in the opposite direction as the heated air, the duration of the cooling can be extended to allow for further removal of adsorbed moisture from the desiccant, thereby lowering the dew point. The extended duration of cooling also allows for additional removal of heat from the desiccant container to minimize heat spikes when the desiccant container is switched to the adsorbing cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daniel Blaszkowiak
  • Publication number: 20140251136
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon dioxide capture system which includes a first carbon dioxide adsorption/desorption section including a first carbon dioxide adsorption section, a first carbon dioxide desorption section connected to the first carbon dioxide adsorption section, and a first carbon dioxide adsorbent circulating through the first carbon dioxide adsorption section and the first carbon dioxide desorption section; and a second carbon dioxide adsorption/desorption section including a second carbon dioxide adsorption section, a second carbon dioxide desorption section connected to the second carbon dioxide adsorption section, and a second carbon dioxide adsorbent circulating through the second carbon dioxide adsorption section and the second carbon dioxide desorption section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yong Ki Park, Won Choon Choi, Na Young Kang, Hwi min Seo
  • Publication number: 20140224122
    Abstract: A monolithic contactor for collecting target molecules, the monolithic contactor may include a monolithic body having an inlet end and a longitudinally opposed outlet end and a plurality of cells extending from proximate the inlet end to proximate the outlet end, wherein the target molecules are adsorbed to a surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Wallman, D. Anthony Galasso, Jon A. Magnuson, Gary D. Grayson, Tab H. Crooks
  • Patent number: 8801833
    Abstract: A de-powdering plant is able to be used downstream of a shredding machine and comprises a first section for processing a primary stream of powder and air arriving from a first exit line from the shredding machine, which comprises a unit for damping powders using humidity connected to an air intake downstream of the shredding machine. The first processing section also comprises a processing unit using active carbons filtration, downstream of the unit for damping powders using humidity, suitable for the adsorption of the volatile organic substances present in a stream of air exiting from the unit for damping powders using humidity. The plant comprises heating means to heat, directly or indirectly, the stream of air saturated with humidity exiting from the unit for damping powders using humidity, before it enters into the processing unit using active carbons filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
    Inventor: Luigi Castelli
  • Patent number: 8795412
    Abstract: Methods for releasing associated guest materials from a metal organic framework are provided. Methods for associating guest materials with a metal organic framework are also provided. Methods are provided for selectively associating or dissociating guest materials with a metal organic framework. Systems for associating or dissociating guest materials within a series of metal organic frameworks are provided. Thermal energy transfer assemblies are provided. Methods for transferring thermal energy are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: B. Peter McGrail, Daryl R. Brown, Praveen K. Thallapally
  • Publication number: 20140202330
    Abstract: Air treatment modules, systems and methods for removing contaminants from indoor air are provided. Device embodiments may include one or more air inlets, one or more air outlets and a plurality of inserts which each include at least one adsorbent material. The inserts may be arranged separate from each other to form a plurality of substantially parallel air flow paths between the one or more air inlets and one or more air outlets. The adsorbent material may be arranged for regeneration within the air treatment module using thermal swing desorption and/or pressure swing desorption. Related systems, methods and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ENVERID SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Udi Meirav, Israel Biran
  • Patent number: 8776390
    Abstract: A drying apparatus under reduced pressure for a plastic molding material. The apparatus comprises a drying hopper provided with an airtight material charge valve capable of containing gas therein at its upper portion and a material discharge valve at its lower portion, and connected to a vacuum pump via vacuum piping, a heating means of thermal conduction type provided in the drying hopper, and a plastic material adherence preventing means in which a gas charge port connected to a gas tank storing gas via a gas changeover valve is provided between the material discharge valve and the drying hopper and stored gas is fed into the drying hopper by opening the gas changeover valve after predetermined time, thereby preventing adherence of plastic molding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Matsui Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazunari Hanaoka, Junji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8728216
    Abstract: A shaped heat storage material has a shaped body composed of a binder and heat storage capsules containing a heat storage material therein. And, the shaped body has at least one of a projection, a depressed portion and a hollow structure defining a hollow space therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8728207
    Abstract: In the method according to the invention for separating mercury from waste gases of a cement production process, the mercury is sorbed on a sorbent, the sorbent is subsequently discharged from the process and supplied to a discharge reactor which is operated with a carrier gas. The sorbent is heated there to temperatures of more than 250° C. so that the mercury is discharged from the sorbent and changed into the gas phase, the gas of the discharge reactor that has accumulated mercury subsequently having the dust removed from it in a preliminary dust removal device, and only a part-flow of the gas which has been enriched and had the dust removed from it in this manner being drawn off at high temperatures and cleaned in a subsequent sorption stage, whilst the remaining part-flow is brought to the temperature required for the discharge of the mercury in the discharge reactor in a heat transfer system and is again supplied as a carrier gas to the discharge reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Dietmar Schulz, Ludger Brentrup, Karl Menzel, Reinhard Beilmann, Detlev Kupper, Mark Terry
  • Patent number: 8696801
    Abstract: New and useful system and method concepts are provided, for removing carbon dioxide from a flow of carbon dioxide laden air. More specifically, a sorbent structure is used in new and useful structures and techniques to bind carbon dioxide in a carbon dioxide laden air stream, and process heat is used to separate carbon dioxide from the sorbent structure and regenerate the sorbent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Eisenberger
  • Patent number: 8679234
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a heavy metal removing apparatus which can efficiently remove the heavy metal contained in the dust produced by burning of the raw material containing the heavy metal, and a cement production system comprising the heavy metal removing apparatus. The heavy metal removing apparatus 10 comprises a cyclone separator 11 which separates exhaust gas containing the heavy metal from a part of the dust heated to a temperature equal to or more than a temperature at which the heavy metal can volatilize, a bag filter 13 which is connected to the subsequent stage of the cyclone separator 11 and separates the exhaust gas containing the heavy metal from the remainder of the dust, and a heavy metal removal tower 14 which is connected to the subsequent stage of the bag filter and removes the heavy metal from the exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Soma, Takahiro Kawano, Tokuhiko Shirasaka, Hidenori Isoda, Osamu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8663367
    Abstract: A system for isolating a greenhouse gas from an exhaust gas includes a vessel having an inlet to receive an exhaust gas, and an outlet to discharge a process stream, an adsorbent contained in the vessel to selectively adsorb the greenhouse gas from the exhaust gas under suitable conditions, and a heat source to heat the adsorbent and desorb the adsorbed greenhouse gas therefrom to produce a process stream of greenhouse gas for release through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Bhupender S. Minhas, Ian A. Cody
  • Patent number: 8657922
    Abstract: A method which separates a component which is easily adsorbed by an adsorbent and a component which is not easily adsorbed by the adsorbent, from a feed gas which includes at least two kinds of components, with adsorption columns, wherein the adsorbent is filled in the adsorption columns and has strong adsorbability with respect to at least one kind of component included in the feed gas, and also has weak adsorbability with respect to at least one kind of other components included in the feed gas, and a temperature of the adsorbents which is filled in the column is maintained to be higher than the highest temperature of an ambient temperature around the adsorption columns which is variable throughout the year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Yamawaki, Yoshio Ishihara, Tadanobu Arimura
  • Patent number: 8657911
    Abstract: A moisture separator/heater, including a cylindrical main shell, a moisture separator that removes moisture in steam to be heated that flows in through the bottom of the main shell, a heater disposed above the moisture separator in the main shell, and restricting members disposed in a heating space to sandwich a tube bundle side plate with an outer rail to restrict rounded-back deformation thereof and satisfy an expression of 0.2?L1/L and L2/L?0.4, L represents total length of a straight tube portion, L1 represents distance from one of the pad members closest to a steam heating header to an end of the straight tube portion on the side where the steam heating header is present, and L2 represents distance from one of the pad members closest to a curved tube portion to an end of the straight tube portion on the side where the curved tube portion is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Sumio Kurita, Koichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8636829
    Abstract: The invention provides gas purification systems for the recovery and liquefaction of low boiling point organic and inorganic gases, such as methane, propane, CO2, NH3, and chlorofluorocarbons. Many such gases are in the effluent gas of industrial processes and the invention can increase the sustainability and economics of such industrial processes. In a preferred system of the invention, low boiling point gases are adsorbed with a heated activated carbon fiber material maintained at an adsorption temperature during an adsorption cycle. During a low boiling point desorption cycle the activated carbon fiber is heated to a desorption temperature to create a desorption gas stream with concentrated low boiling point gases. The desorption gas stream is actively compressed and/or cooled to condense and liquefy the low boiling point gases, which can then be collected, stored, re-used, sold, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Mark J. Rood, K. James Hay, David Johnsen, Kaitlin Mallouk
  • Patent number: 8636834
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safe hydrogen-storing tank that is easy to manufacture and enables the quick kinetic absorption of hydrogen, which reduces the variations in volume and has a low cost in terms of material and energy. The invention has the aim of providing a tank for storing hydrogen, including a hydrogen inlet (21) and a hydrogen outlet (22) in fluid communication with at least one solid body (10-11) capable of the exothermal absorption and endothermal desorption of hydrogen, wherein said at least one solid body (10-11) is made of a compacted material containing light metal hydride and a heat-conducting matrix, and wherein said at least one solid body (10-11) is in heat-transfer relation with at least one heat recovery material (42) free from salt or molten-salt compounds and capable of absorbing the heat generated by the hydrogen absorption and of releasing said absorbed heat so as to provide heat for hydrogen desorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, McPhy Energy
    Inventors: Daniel Fruchart, Michel Jehan, Patricia De Rango, Salvatore Miraglia, Philippe Marty, Albin Chaise, Sylvain Garrier, Gérard Bienvenu
  • Publication number: 20140020560
    Abstract: An adsorption unit comprising an adsorbent hollow fibre in which the fibre includes an active component and means for transmitting heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Nano-Porous Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Semali Priyanthi PERERA, Chin-Chih TAI
  • Publication number: 20130340620
    Abstract: A compact configuration for a plurality of swing adsorption beds. The beds are configured within a single vessel such that one or more beds of adsorbent material are position as successive rings about a first, or core, bed of adsorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Narasimhan Sundaram
  • Patent number: 8603223
    Abstract: A water desalination system including at least one pair of evaporators, said pair including a high pressure and a low pressure evaporator, each for evaporating saline water to produce water vapor; at least three adsorption beds in selective vapor communication with each evaporator, said adsorption beds arranged to reversibly adsorb the water vapor from the corresponding evaporator; said adsorption beds in selective vapor communication with a condenser, and in heat transfer communication with a heat source for selectively desorbing the adsorbed water vapor; said condenser arranged to condense the water vapor to desalinated water; wherein said system is arranged to sequentially connect, for a pre-determined period, each evaporator to a corresponding adsorption bed, and the heat source to the third bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Bidyut Baran Saha, Kim Choon Ng, Anutosh Chakraborty, Kyaw Thu
  • Publication number: 20130319243
    Abstract: A system and method recover water from an ambient airstream. Dehumidification of the airstream is also achieved by removal of the water. A device of the system includes a chamber having a group of trays that hold respective amounts of liquid desiccant in each tray. Fans, valves, and manifolds are used to control airflow through the device. A charge cycle circulates air through the device to remove water vapor from the airstream. A subsequent extraction cycle removes water collected in the liquid desiccant by a condenser communicating with the chamber. The airflow within the chamber and/or each tray is altered depending upon the settings of configurable airflow manifolds. An integral heat exchanger adds heat to the chamber during the extraction cycle. A controller is used to integrate and manage all system functions and input variables to achieve a high efficiency of operational energy use for water collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: James Ball, Charles Becze, Michael J. Flynn, Richard Teltz, Gary Fong, Kean Wing Kin Lam
  • Publication number: 20130324397
    Abstract: A durable carbon pyrolyzate adsorbent having reversible sorptive affinity for hydrogen sulfide, and including the following characteristics: (a) a bulk density as measured by ASTM D2854 in a range of from 0.55 g/cc adsorbent to 1.25 g/cc adsorbent; (b) an H2S capacity in a range of from 140 cc H2S/g adsorbent to 250 cc H2S/g adsorbent, at normal conditions (1 atm, 293.15° K); (c) an H2S capacity in a range of from 1.0 cc H2S/g adsorbent to 15.0 cc H2S/g adsorbent, at partial pressure of 0.76 ton (101.3 Pa) (1000 ppm) of H2S at 293.15° K; and (d) a single pellet radial crush strength in a range of from 7 kilopond (kP) to 40 kilopond (kP) as measured by ASTM D4179.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun M. Wilson, Edward A. Sturm, Michael J. Wodjenski, J. Donald Carruthers, Joshua B. Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20130319246
    Abstract: A system and method recover water from an ambient airstream. Dehumidification of the airstream is also achieved by removal of the water. A device of the system includes a chamber having a group of trays that hold respective amounts of liquid desiccant in each tray. A foam media absorbs the desiccant to increase an exposed surface of the desiccant to the airstream. Fans and valves are used to control airflow through the device. A charge cycle circulates air through the device to remove water vapor from the airstream. A subsequent extraction cycle removes water collected in the liquid desiccant by a condenser communicating with the chamber. An integral heat exchanger adds heat to the chamber during the extraction cycle. A controller is used to integrate and manage all system functions and input variables to achieve a high efficiency of operational energy use for water collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: James Ball, Charles Becze, Michael J. Flynn, Kean Wing Kin Lam, Richard Teltz
  • Publication number: 20130319233
    Abstract: A system and method recover water from an ambient airstream. Dehumidification of the airstream is also achieved by removal of the water. A device of the system includes a chamber having a group of trays that hold respective amounts of liquid desiccant in each tray. A foam media absorbs the desiccant to increase an exposed surface of the desiccant to the airstream. Fans and valves are used to control airflow through the device. A charge cycle circulates air through the device to remove water vapor from the airstream. A subsequent extraction cycle removes water collected in the liquid desiccant by a condenser communicating with the chamber. A heat source adds heat to the chamber before and/or during the extraction cycle. A controller is used to integrate and manage all system functions and input variables to achieve a high efficiency of operational energy use for water collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: James Ball, Charles Becze, Michael J. Flynn, Kean Wing Kin Lam, Richard Teltz
  • Publication number: 20130312606
    Abstract: A system and method of reducing the net carbon dioxide footprint of an industrial process that generates power from the combustion of hydrocarbon fuels in which ambient air is admixed with up to 50% by volume of an effluent gas from the power generator of the industrial process, in order to substantially increase the CO2 concentration in the air prior to treatment. The treatment comprises adsorbing CO2 from the admixed ambient air utilizing a cooled, porous substrate-supported amine adsorbent, wherein the porous substrate initially contacts the mixed ambient air containing condensed water in its pores, which act as an intrinsic coolant with respect to the exothermic heat generated by the adsorption process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Eisenberger
  • Patent number: 8580018
    Abstract: A system for isolating a greenhouse gas from an exhaust gas includes a vessel having an inlet to receive an exhaust gas, and an outlet to discharge a process stream, an adsorbent contained in the vessel to selectively adsorb the greenhouse gas from the exhaust gas under suitable conditions, and a heat source to heat the adsorbent and desorb the adsorbed greenhouse gas therefrom to produce a process stream of greenhouse gas for release through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Bhupender S. Minhas, Ian A. Cody
  • Publication number: 20130239814
    Abstract: An air passage that connects an inlet port that sucks air from a dehumidification target space and an outlet port that supplies air to the dehumidification target space; a heating device that heats the air; a first moisture adsorption/desorption device releasing moisture into air that has a relatively low humidity and absorbing moisture from air that has a relatively high humidity; a second moisture adsorption/desorption device disposed so as to be spaced apart from the first moisture adsorption/desorption device, a cooling device cooling air that has been humidified; and switching devices switching between an air path passing air through the first moisture adsorption/desorption device, the cooling device, and the second moisture adsorption/desorption device in this order, and an air path in which the air passes through the second moisture adsorption/desorption device, the cooling device, and the first moisture adsorption/desorption device in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Ito, Masaki Toyoshima, Fumitake Unezaki
  • Patent number: 8535417
    Abstract: Carbon dioxide-containing gas such as flue gas and a carbon dioxide-rich stream are compressed and the combined streams are then treated to desorb moisture onto adsorbent beds and then subjected to subambient-temperature processing to produce a carbon dioxide product stream and a vent stream. The vent stream is treated to produce a carbon dioxide-depleted stream which can be used to desorb moisture from the beds, and a carbon dioxide-rich stream which is combined with the carbon dioxide-containing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Minish Mahendra Shah
  • Patent number: 8535486
    Abstract: A water desalination system includes an evaporator for evaporating saline water to produce water vapor and an adsorption means in selective vapor communication with the evaporator for reversibly adsorbing the water vapor from the evaporator. The adsorption means is in selective vapor communication with a condenser, and desorbing means for desorbing the adsorbed water vapor from the adsorption means for collection by the condenser. The condenser is adapted to condense the water vapor to desalinated water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: National University of Singapore, Kyushu University
    Inventors: Kim Choon Ng, Xiao-Lin Wang, Lizhen Gao, Anutosh Chakraborty, Bidyut Baran Saha, Shigeru Koyama, Atsushi Akisawa, Takao Kashiwagi