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Method of drying articles

United States Patent

5,885,493
March 23, 1999
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A method of drying a green particulate article includes the steps of: a. Providing a green article which includes a particulate material and a pore phase material, the pore phase material including a solvent; and b. contacting the green article with a liquid desiccant for a period of time sufficient to remove at least a portion of the solvent from the green article, the pore phase material acting as a semipermeable barrier to allow the solvent to be sorbed into the liquid desiccant, the pore phase material substantially preventing the liquid desiccant from entering the pores.
Janney; Mark A. (Knoxville, TN), Kiggans, Jr.; James O. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (OakRidge, TN)
08/ 963,970
November 4, 1997
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-96OR22464 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.