Membrane distillation arrangement

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9999857
APP PUB NO 20150336053A1
SERIAL NO

14646374

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A membrane distillation arrangement (100) comprising: at least two dividers (120), each divider (120) having a top (122) and a base (124) and at least one side (126) which extends between the top (122) and the base (124); at least one transfer element (132) selected from a membrane, heat transfer component or combination thereof, each transfer element (132) having a top (134) and a base (136), each transfer element (132) being supported between two dividers (120); a plurality of perimeter seals (130), at least one perimeter seal (130) extending around the perimeter of the top (134) or the base (136) of each transfer element (132), each perimeter seal (130) forming a substantially fluid tight seal and a fluid flow space (140, 141) between the respective top (134) or base (136) of each transfer element (132) and a respective adjacent face of a divider (120). Each divider (120) includes at least one side inlet (114) and at least one side outlet (116), each side inlet (114) and side outlet (116) extending into the at least one side of each divider (120), and being in fluid communication with the respective fluid flow space (140, 141) formed between the adjacent transfer element (32) and the respective adjacent face of a divider (120).

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VICTORIA UNIVERSITYMELBOURNE VICTORIA 8001

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dow, Noel Seddon, AU 1 3
Zhang, Jianhua Hoppers Crossing, AU 40 218

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