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Heat and mass exchanger

United States Patent

September 18, 2007
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A mass and heat exchanger includes at least one first substrate with a surface for supporting a continuous flow of a liquid thereon that either absorbs, desorbs, evaporates or condenses one or more gaseous species from or to a surrounding gas; and at least one second substrate operatively associated with the first substrate. The second substrate includes a surface for supporting the continuous flow of the liquid thereon and is adapted to carry a heat exchange fluid therethrough, wherein heat transfer occurs between the liquid and the heat exchange fluid.
Lowenstein; Andrew (Princeton, NJ), Sibilia; Marc J. (Princeton, NJ), Miller; Jeffrey A. (Hopewell, NJ), Tonon; Thomas (Princeton, NJ)
AIL Reasearch, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)
11/ 264,590
November 1, 2005
GOVERNMENT INTEREST The invention described and claimed herein may be manufactured, used and licensed by or for the United States Government. This invention is made with Government support under SBIR Grant No. DE-FG02-03ER83600 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.