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dc.creatorHoltzapple, Mark T.
dc.creatorNoyes, Gary P.
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-17T17:02:11Z
dc.date.available2019-06-17T17:02:11Z
dc.date.issued2007-08-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/176852
dc.description.abstractAccording to one embodiment of the invention, a vapor-compression evaporation system includes a plurality of vessels in series each containing a feed having a nonvolatile component. A first set of the plurality of vessels includes vapor-compression evaporators and a second set of the plurality of vessels includes multi-effect evaporators. A mechanical compressor is coupled to the last vessel in the series of vapor-compression evaporators and is operable to receive a vapor therefrom. A turbine is coupled to, and operable to drive, the mechanical compressor. A pump is operable to deliver a cooling liquid to the mechanical compressor, and a tank is coupled to the mechanical compressor and is operable to separate liquid and vapor received from the mechanical compressor. A plurality of heat exchangers is coupled inside respective ones of the vessels, wherein the heat exchanger in the first vessel in the first set is operable to receive the vapor from the tank, and at least some of the vapor condenses therein. The heat of condensation provides the heat of evaporation to the first vessel in the first set, and at least some of the vapor inside the first vessel in the first set is delivered to the heat exchanger in the next vessel in the first set, whereby the condensing, evaporating, and delivering steps continue until the last vessel in the second set is reached.en
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherUnited States. Patent and Trademark Office
dc.rightsPublic Domain (No copyright - United States)en
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
dc.titleVapor-compression evaporation system and methoden
dc.typeUtility patenten
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.description.countryUS
dc.contributor.assigneeThe Texas A&M University System
dc.contributor.assigneeHighland Interests, Inc.
dc.identifier.patentapplicationnumber11/057085
dc.subject.uspcprimary62/93
dc.subject.uspcother62/333
dc.date.filed2005-02-10
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries


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