Global patent index - EP 1073866 A1

EP 1073866 A1 2001-02-07 - METHOD FOR TREATING A MOIST GAS STREAM

Title (en)

METHOD FOR TREATING A MOIST GAS STREAM

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR BEHANDLUNG EINES FEUCHTEN GASSTROMES

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE TRAITEMENT D'UNE VEINE GAZEUSE MOUILLEE

Publication

EP 1073866 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99916077 A

Priority

  • NL 9900229 W
  • NL 1008947 A
  • NL 1010959 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9954667A1] Method, and apparatus, for treating a moist gas stream and improving the efficiency of combustion plants and air conditioning plants, comprising: in an absorption plant (2), loading a recirculating sorbent with moisture from the moist gas stream; absorbing heat from the recirculating sorbent in a first heat exchanger (3), which is connected in a cycle with the absorption plant (2); supplying a part of the moisture-loaded sorbent to a regeneration plant (5) for the sorbent, in which, using heat, the sorbent is regenerated, thereby forming steam; recycling the regenerated sorbent to the absorption plant (2); while the steam can be utilized for recovering water and the recovered water or steam can be used in fuel-reforming processes for a fuel cell.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F24F 3/14; F24H 4/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F24F 3/14 (2006.01); F24H 4/02 (2006.01); H01M 8/04 (2006.01); H01M 8/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F24F 3/1417 (2013.01); F24H 4/02 (2013.01); H01M 8/04156 (2013.01); F24F 2003/144 (2013.01); F24H 2240/10 (2013.01); H01M 8/0612 (2013.01); Y02B 30/12 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9954667 A1 19991028; AU 3445399 A 19991108; EP 1073866 A1 20010207; NL 1010959 C1 19991022

INPADOC legal status

2004-05-19 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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2001-02-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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