Accession Number : ADD014560

Title :   Advanced Heat Pump.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 11 Sep 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ashley, Joseph L ; Matthews, John D

Report Date : 11 Sep 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This patent application discloses a heat pump which includes a first packed bed of liquid desiccant for removing moisture from outside air in the heating mode of operation, and a pump for transferring the moisture laden desiccant to a second packed bed which humidifies condenser heated inside air by adding water vapor to the air. The first packed bed, by removing moisture from the outside air before it passes through the heat pump's evaporator coils, prevents frost from forming on the coils. In the cooling mode of operation the second packed bed of liquid desiccant removes water vapor from the air inside of the building. The moisture laden desiccant is then transferred to the first packed bed by a second pump where condenser heat transfers the moisture from the desiccant to outside air. (edc)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *HEAT PUMPS, DESICCANTS, HEATING, COOLING, BEDS(PROCESS ENGINEERING), EVAPORATORS, WATER VAPOR, HEAT TRANSFER, MOISTURE

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE