Accession Number : ADD015935

Title :   Atmospheric Moisture Collection Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Mar 92, patented 10 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Clarke, Norman P

Report Date : 10 Aug 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An apparatus for extracting moisture from the ambient air includes a desiccant pond for absorbing moisture from the air to produce a water rich desiccant, means for vaporizing the moisture in the water rich desiccant, mixing the vaporized moisture with ambient air to increase the dew point of the ambient air, condensing the vaporized moisture to form a potable water condensate and returning the water lean desiccant back to the desiccant pond.

Descriptors :   *MOISTURE, *PATENTS, *ATMOSPHERES, *COLLECTING METHODS, *VAPORIZATION, AIR, DESICCANTS, DEW POINT, MIXING, PONDS, WATER, ABSORPTION, CONDENSATION

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE