Global Patent Index - EP 1080331 A2

EP 1080331 A2 2001-03-07 - AIR HUMIDIFIER

Title (en)

AIR HUMIDIFIER

Title (de)

LUFTBEFEUCHTUNG

Title (fr)

HUMIDIFICATEUR

Publication

EP 1080331 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 00912455 A

Priority

  • DE 19910441 A
  • EP 0001124 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19910441C1] A membrane contactor (1) constitutes an air humidifier and has at least one tube membrane (5) embedded in a hydrophile porous body (3). This body can be of ceramic, polymer or fabric preferably of porous thread material with a hydrophilic surface. The pores (7) of the hydrophilic porous material have a diameter of less than 5 mm. The tube membrane is a micro-filtration hollow fibre or tubular micro-filtration membrane. The pores of the membrane have a diameter of less than or equal to 0.2 micrometers. The tube membrane has an inner diameter of 200 micrometers up to approximately 16 mm. An Independent claim is included for a method of aseptic humidification of air.

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

F24F 6/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F24F 6/00 (2006.01); F24F 6/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F24F 6/04 (2013.01); F24F 2006/006 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0053977A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

DE 19910441 C1 20000621; AT 259047 T 20040215; DK 1080331 T3 20040614; EP 1080331 A2 20010307; EP 1080331 B1 20040204; ES 2215038 T3 20041001; JP 2002539404 A 20021119; PT 1080331 E 20040630; US 6474628 B1 20021105; WO 0053977 A2 20000914; WO 0053977 A3 20001228

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