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Opposed slant tube diabatic sorber

United States Patent

January 20, 2004
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A sorber comprised of at least three concentric coils of tubing contained in a shell with a flow path for liquid sorbent in one direction, a flow path for heat transfer fluid which is in counter-current heat exchange relationship with sorbent flow, a sorbate vapor port in communication with at least one of sorbent inlet or exit ports, wherein each coil is coiled in opposite direction to those coils adjoining it, whereby the opposed slant tube configuration is achieved, with structure for flow modification in the core space inside the innermost coil.
Erickson; Donald C. (Annapolis, MD)
10/ 211,137
August 2, 2002
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention received federal cost share support under Department of Energy Grant DEF636-1G011045.