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Special Free Moisture Removal System

United States Patent Application

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A non-thermal dewatering and drying system to remove, separate and segregate free moisture from an essentially granular form of organic and non-organic solid material mixed with free moisture and air. The energy efficient separation and removal of the free moisture is by the system that creates differential pressures in adjacent moving flows. Such pressure differentials result in the induced flash vaporization of free moisture from granular materials, simultaneously with the separation and segregation of water vapor into a moving flow of adjacent air. The system has a novel design that allows retains laminar/plug flow characteristics. The differential is created by increasing the velocity of the process air as it is introduced into the material transport piping of the system. This combining the material, free moisture and higher velocity air allows for rapid mechanical removal, separation and segregation of free water within the transport pipe.
Heffernan, Tim (Indianapolis, IN), Rea, Bruce (CONNERSVILLE, IN)
13/ 450,103
April 18, 2012
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] Various Department of Energy [DOE] and Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] grants under consideration but not yet approved.