Commercialization

Spread the Word

New Energy saving technologies in the realm of evaporators and distillation equipment should interest many people around the world. After all, evaporation and distillation are number one and two among unit processes in terms of energy consumption. If there exists a global will to address the threats of greenhouse gas and fossil fuel dependency, no stone should be left unturned in the quest for reductions in our global consumption of energy; but extra attention should…

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Commercialization

What’s “new”?

Distillation is a one of the oldest and most widely practised industrial practices known to man. Could there really be something new in such a well-worn field of study? “Newness” has a particular meaning to patent attorneys, and in that sense pass-through distillation is not new.  But there is also a subjective sense of the word, as in “That’s new to me!” For most of us, this category includes many great inventions that failed the test…

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Technical Principles

Notes on Part 4 (of PTD 101)

  Part 4 contains the surprising truth that gives pass-through distillation its real energy saving potential. In a nutshell, gas absorption changes the state of the absorbed gas into a liquid; consequently the latent heat of evaporation must be rejected (as in a condenser). But this heat may be at a higher temperature than the contents of the evaporator.  An appropriate heat exchange system then can supply the evaporator’s heat needs from the absorber.  If this is done, we…

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