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Air conditioning system

United States Patent

February 1, 2005
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An air conditioner comprises a plurality of plates arranged in a successively stacked configuration with portions thereof having a spaced apart arrangement, and defining between successive adjacent pairs of plates at the spaced apart portions a first and second series of discrete alternating passages wherein a first air stream is passed through the first series of passages and a second air stream is passed through the second series of passages; and said stacked configuration of plates forming integrally therewith a liquid delivery means for delivering from a source a sufficient quantity of a liquid to the inside surfaces of the first series of fluid passages in a manner which provides a continuous flow of the liquid from a first end to a second end of the plurality of plates while in contact with the first air stream.
Lowenstein; Andrew (Princeton, NJ), Miller; Jeffrey (Rocky Hill, NJ), Gruendeman; Peter (Hopewell, NJ), DaSilva; Michael (Franklin Park, NJ)
Ail Research, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
10/ 422,460
April 24, 2003
GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-99ER82735 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.