(19)
(11)EP 3 653 942 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION
published in accordance with Art. 153(4) EPC

(43)Date of publication:
20.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/21

(21)Application number: 17924828.1

(22)Date of filing:  21.12.2017
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F24F 1/00  (2019.01)
F24F 3/16  (2006.01)
F24F 3/14  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2017/117839
(87)International publication number:
WO 2019/052077 (21.03.2019 Gazette  2019/12)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 13.09.2017 CN 201710826779
13.09.2017 CN 201710826777

(71)Applicants:
  • GD Midea Air-Conditioning Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Foshan, Guangdong 528311 (CN)
  • Midea Group Co., Ltd.
    Foshan, Guangdong 528311 (CN)

(72)Inventor:
  • LI, Weiming
    Foshan Guangdong 528311 (CN)

(74)Representative: Lam, Alvin et al
Maucher Jenkins 26 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0RJ
London SW1H 0RJ (GB)

  


(54)PURIFICATION AND DEHUMIDIFICATION MACHINE


(57) Disclosed is a purification dehumidifier (100), including: a housing (10), defining an air inlet (111), a dehumidifying air outlet (113) and a purifying air outlet (115), and an air duct (11) in the housing (10) communicated with the air inlet (111), the dehumidifying air outlet (113) and the purifying air outlet (115); a fan (90) arranged in the air duct (11) to introduce an airflow into the air duct (11) from the air inlet (111) and blow the airflow in the air duct (11) out from the dehumidifying air outlet (113) and the purifying air outlet (115); a dehumidifying assembly (50), arranged in the air duct (11) and corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet (113); a purifying assembly (30), arranged in the air duct (11) and corresponding to the purifying air outlet (115).




Description

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0001] The present disclosure relates to the technical field of air conditioning, in particular to a purification dehumidifier.

BACKGROUND



[0002] At present, for dehumidifiers on the market, a majority of typical dehumidifiers merely have dehumidifying function. Such dehumidifiers may idle most of the time except for short humid days, and utilization rate of such dehumidifiers is extremely low.

SUMMARY



[0003] The present disclosure is mainly to provide a purification dehumidifier, aiming at providing a purification dehumidifier with dehumidification and air purification simultaneously.

[0004] In order to achieve the above object, the purification dehumidifier provided by the present disclosure includes:

a housing, defining an air inlet, a dehumidifying air outlet and a purifying air outlet, and an air duct in the housing communicated with the air inlet, the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet;

a fan arranged in the air duct to introduce an airflow into the air duct from the air inlet and blow the airflow in the air duct out from the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet;

a dehumidifying assembly, arranged in the air duct and corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet;

a purifying assembly, arranged in the air duct and corresponding to the purifying air outlet.



[0005] Optionally, the purification dehumidifier further includes an air door assembly arranged in the housing and corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet and/or the purifying air outlet, to open or block the dehumidifying air outlet or the purifying air outlet.

[0006] Optionally, the air door assembly includes at least one air door structure,
and the air door assembly includes a driving piece, at least two swing blades and a connecting piece connected with the driving piece and the swing blades. The driving piece is configured drive the connecting piece to move and drive the swing blades to rotate, to form a gap between two adjacent swing blades to open the dehumidifying air outlet or the purifying air outlet; or, to allow the two adjacent swing blades to abut and block the dehumidifying air outlet or the purifying air outlet.

[0007] Optionally, the connecting piece includes:

a first gear connected to the driving piece;

a gear rack engaged with the first gear; and

at least two second gears, and each of the second gears is engaged with the gear rack, and connected to one end of one of the swing blades; in which the driving piece is configured to drive the first gear to rotate, the first gear is configured to drive the gear rack to move, the gear rack is configured to drive each of the second gears to rotate, and each of the second gears is configured to rotate to bring one of the swing blades to rotate.



[0008] Optionally, a guiding inclined surface is provided at a joint of one of the swing blades and another swing blade adjacent to the swing blade.

[0009] Optionally, the driving piece is a stepmotor.

[0010] Optionally, the fan is a cross-flow fan.

[0011] Optionally, the cross-flow fan includes a volute and an impeller arranged in the volute, in which the volute is provided with an air inlet side and an air outlet side, the air inlet side is communicated with the air inlet, and the air outlet side is communicated with the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet.

[0012] Optionally, the impeller is extended along the height direction of the housing, and the height of the air inlet is matched with the height of the impeller.

[0013] Optionally, the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet are spaced in the height direction of the housing.

[0014] Optionally, the air inlet, the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet are positioned along a circumferential direction of the housing.

[0015] Optionally, the dehumidifying assembly includes an evaporator and a condenser laminated along an air out-flowing direction of the dehumidifying air outlet, the evaporator is configured to cover the dehumidifying air outlet.

[0016] Optionally, the dehumidifying assembly further comprises a water tank and a water receiving plate arranged in the housing, wherein the water receiving plate is positioned below the evaporator and is communicated with the water tank.

[0017] Optionally, the dehumidifying assembly further comprises a compressor arranged in the housing and communicated with the evaporator and the condenser to form a refrigerant circulation loop.

[0018] Optionally, the purifying assembly includes a purification filter layer covering the purifying air outlet.

[0019] Optionally, the purification filter layer includes an activated carbon filter layer and a high efficiency air filter layer.

[0020] According to the technical solution of the present disclosure, the air inlet, the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet are arranged on the housing of the purification dehumidifier. The dehumidifying assembly is arranged corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying assembly is arranged corresponding to the purifying air outlet. A part of air entering the housing from the air inlet can be dehumidified by the dehumidifying assembly before changed into dry air and discharged from the dehumidifying air outlet. The other part of air entering the housing from the air inlet can be purified by the purifying assembly before changed into clean air and discharged from the purifying air outlet. Thus dehumidification and the air purification can be achieved by the purification dehumidifier. Namely the purification dehumidifier is provided with dehumidification and purification.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0021] In order to explain the embodiment of the present application or the technical solution of the prior art more clearly, the following will briefly introduce the drawings necessary in the description of the embodiments or the prior art. Obviously, the drawings in the following description are only some embodiments of the present application. For those ordinary skill in the art, other drawings can be obtained according to the structure shown in these drawings without any creative effort.

Fig. 1 is a schematic structural diagram of the purification dehumidifier according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.

Fig. 2 is a front elevational view of the purification dehumidifier of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of the purification dehumidifier of Fig. 2 taken along line A-A.

Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view of the purification dehumidifier of Fig. 2 taken along line B-B.

Fig. 5 is a cross sectional view of the purification dehumidifier of Fig. 2 taken along line C-C.

Fig. 6 is a cross sectional view of the purification dehumidifier of Fig. 2 taken along line D-D.


Description of reference numerals:



[0022] 
Table 1
Reference NumeralNameReference NumeralName
100 Purification dehumidifier 57 Water receiving tray
10 Housing 59 Water tank
11 Air duct 70 Air door structure
111 Air inlet 71 Driving piece
113 Dehumidifying air outlet 73 Connecting piece
115 Purifying air outlet 731 First gear
13 Cylinder 733 Gear rack
131 Partition 735 Second gear
1311 Slide rail 75 Swing blade
15 End cap 90 Fan
17 Movable door 91 Volute
30 Purifying assembly 911 Air inlet side
50 Dehumidifying assembly 913 Air outlet side
51 Compressor 93 Impeller
53 Evaporator 95 Motor
55 Condenser    


[0023] The implementation, functional features and advantages of the present application will be further described with reference to the accompanying drawings with the embodiments.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS



[0024] As following, the technical solution in the embodiments of the present disclosure will be described clearly and completely with reference to the drawings in the embodiment of the present application. Obviously, the described embodiment is only a part of the embodiment of the present application, not all of the embodiments. Based on the embodiments in the present application, all other embodiments perceived by those ordinary skills in the art without creative effort should be fallen within the protection scope of the present application.

[0025] It should be appreciated that all directional indicators (such as upper, lower, left, right, front, rear, etc.) in the embodiment of the present application are only used to explain the relative positional relationship, movement, etc. between various components under a certain specific posture (as shown in the drawings). If the specific posture changes, the directional indicator will also change accordingly.

[0026] In addition, the descriptions related to "first", "second" and the like in the present application are for descriptive purposes only and cannot be appreciated as indicating or implying its relative importance or implicitly indicating a number of technical features indicated. Thus, features defining "first" and "second" may explicitly or implicitly include at least one of the features. In the description of the present application, the meaning of "plural" is at least two, such as two, three, etc., otherwise specifically defined.

[0027] In the present application, the terms "connected" and "fixed" etc. should be appreciated in a broad sense, otherwise specified and defined. For example, "fixed" can be a fixed connection, a detachable connection, or an forming a part integrally; It can be a mechanical connection or an electrical connection; It can be a direct connection or an indirect connection through an intermediate medium; and it can be the communication between interior of two elements or the interaction between two elements, otherwise specifically defined. For those ordinary skilled in the art, the specific meanings of the aforementioned terms in the present application can be appreciated according to practical conditions.

[0028] In addition, the technical solutions between the various embodiments may be combined with each other, but must be based on what one of ordinary skill in the art can achieve. When the combination of technical solutions is contradictory or impossible to achieve, it should be considered that the combination of such technical solutions does not exist and is not within the protection scope required by the present application.

[0029] The present disclosure provides a purification dehumidifier 100.

[0030] Referring to Figs. 1 to 5, in one embodiment of the purification dehumidifier 100, the purification dehumidifier 100 includes:

a housing 10, in which the housing 10 is provided with an air inlet 111, a dehumidifying air outlet 113 and a purifying air outlet 115; an air duct 11 communicating the air inlet 111, the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and the purifying air outlet 115 is formed in the housing 10;

a fan 90, in which the fan 90 is arranged in the air duct 11 to introduce air into the air duct 11 from the air inlet 111 and blow the air in the air duct 11 out from the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and the purifying air outlet 115;

a dehumidifying assembly 50, in which the dehumidifying assembly 50 is arranged in the air duct 11 and corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet 113;

a purifying assembly 30, in which the purifying assembly 30 is arranged in the air duct 11 and corresponding to the purifying air outlet 115.



[0031] In the present embodiment, the housing 10 is substantially cylindrical and its axis is vertical. The air inlet 111, the dehumidifying air outlet 113, and the purifying air outlet 115 are all arranged on the side wall of the housing 10. Specifically, the dehumidifying air outlet 113 is disposed opposite to the air inlet 111, and the purifying air outlet 115 is also disposed opposite to the air inlet 111.

[0032] The dehumidifying assembly 50 includes a condenser 55, an evaporator 53, and a refrigerant circulation line. The condenser 55 and the evaporator 53 are respectively connected to the refrigerant circulation line. The condenser 55 and the evaporator 53 are both arranged close to the dehumidifying air outlet 113, and the evaporator 53 is closer to the dehumidifying air outlet 113 than the condenser 55. The evaporator 53 is configured to cover the dehumidifying air outlet 113. As such, the air flow entering the air duct 11 from the air inlet 111 can be blown out from the dehumidifying air outlet 113 after being heated and warmed by the condenser 55 and condensed and dehumidified by the evaporator 53 in sequence, to complete a dehumidifying process. It should be appreciated that the refrigerant circulation line includes a compressor 51, a throttling device (not shown) and pipelines (not shown) for connecting various components. The compressor 51 compresses the refrigerant and form high-temperature gas. After the heat of the high-temperature gas is dissipated passing by the condenser 55, the low-temperature liquid is formed by the throttling device. The low-temperature liquid absorbs heat in the air in the evaporator 53 and is evaporated, and then returns to the compressor 51 to complete a refrigerant circulation process.

[0033] The purifying assembly 30 includes a purification filter layer and a mounting assembly (not shown). The mounting assembly is configured to fix the purification filter layer in the housing 10 and makes the purification filter layer cover the purifying air outlet 115. As such, the air flow entering the air duct 11 from the air inlet 111 can be filtered by the purification filter layer before blown out from the purifying air outlet 115 to complete the purifying process.

[0034] When the fan 90 operates regularly, the air outside the housing 10 enters the housing 10 from the air inlet 111. After circulating in the housing 10, some of the air is dehumidified by the dehumidifying assembly 50 to become dry air, and is discharged from the dehumidifying air outlet 113. The other part of the air is purified by the purification module 30 to become clean air, and discharged from the purifying air outlet 115. As such, the purification dehumidifier 100 simultaneously operates with dehumidification and the air purification.

[0035] It should be appreciated that, according to the technical solution of the present disclosure, the air inlet 111, the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and the purifying air outlet 115 are arranged on the housing 10 of the purification dehumidifier 100. The dehumidifying assembly 50 is arranged corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and the purifying assembly 30 is arranged corresponding to the purifying air outlet 115. A part of air entering the housing 10 from the air inlet 111 can be dehumidified by the dehumidifying assembly 50 before changed into dry air and discharged from the dehumidifying air outlet 113. The other part of air entering the housing 10 from the air inlet 111 can be purified by the purifying assembly 30 before changed into clean air and discharged from the purifying air outlet 115. Thus dehumidification and the air purification can be achieved by the purification dehumidifier 100. Namely the purification dehumidifier 100 is provided with dehumidification and purification.

[0036] As shown in Figs. 3 and 4, the purification dehumidifier 100 further includes an air door assembly which is disposed in the housing 10 and corresponds to the dehumidifying air outlet 113 or the purifying air outlet 115, configured to open or close the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and/or the purifying air outlet 115. It can be appreciated that the air door assembly can open or close the purifying air outlet 115 or the dehumidifying air outlet 113, and control an air outlet mode of the purification dehumidifier 100.

[0037] For example, a separate purification or a separate dehumidification may be provided. When air purification is demanded, the purifying air outlet 115 is opened through the air door assembly, and the dehumidifying air outlet 113 is set closed. The fan 90 starts and external air enters through the air inlet 111. Dust particles and impurities in the air are filtered through the purifying assembly 30, and then flow out through the purifying air outlet 115, to complete the purification. When air dehumidification is demanded, the dehumidifying air outlet 113 is opened through the air door assembly, and the purifying air outlet 115 is set closed. The fan 90 starts, and external air enters through the air inlet 111, dehumidifies the air through the dehumidifying assembly 50, and then flows out through the dehumidifying air outlet 113, to complete the dehumidification. When the purification and dehumidification are simultaneously demanded, both the purifying air outlet 115 and the dehumidifying air outlet 113 are opened through the air door assembly, and outside air enters the air duct 11 through the air inlet 111 for purification and dehumidification, and then flows out through the purifying air outlet 115 and the dehumidifying air outlet 113.

[0038] Further, the air door assembly includes at least one air door structure 70 corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet 113 or the purifying air outlet 115.

[0039] The air door structure 70 includes a driving piece 71, a connecting piece 73 and at least two swing blades 75. The connecting piece 73 is connected with the driving piece 71 and the swing blades 75. The driving piece 71 is configured to drive the connecting piece 73 to move and drive the swing blades 75 to rotate. A gap may be formed between two adjacent swing blades 75 to open the dehumidifying air outlet 113 or the purifying air outlet 115; or, the two adjacent swing blades 75 are abutted to block the dehumidifying air outlet 113 or the purifying air outlet 115.

[0040] When the purifying air outlet 115 and the dehumidifying air outlet 113 are opened or closed, the air door structure 70 is correspondingly adopted. The driving piece 71 drives the connecting piece 73 and drives the swing blades 75 to rotate, so that gaps are formed between adjacent swing blades 75, and air enters the air duct 11 from the gaps; or two adjacent swing blades 75 are abutted to block the path of air entering the air duct 11. As such, the air door structure 70 is relatively simple in nature, and the purifying air outlet 115 and the dehumidifying air outlet 113 can be opened or closed conveniently and quickly. In addition, the purifying air outlet 115 and the dehumidifying air outlet 113 respectively correspond to one air door structure 70. The effect of independently opening or closing the purifying air outlet 115 and the dehumidifying air outlet 113 can be realized.

[0041] The air door structure 70 includes a plurality of swing blades 75 arranged in the housing 10, and each swing blade 75 is elongated and extended in the vertical direction. A plurality of swing blades 75 are arranged along the circumferential direction of the housing 10, and each adjacent two swing blades 75 can form an arc-shaped door body structure after being spliced, with no gap along the circumferential direction of the door body structure. In addition, both ends of the door structure are respectively provided with an annular partition 131. The upper end of the cylindrical structure is abutted against the inner edge of the annular partition 131 located above, and the lower end of the door structure is abutted against the inner edge of the annular partition 131 located below. When the driving piece 71 drives each swing blade 75 to rotate, each adjacent two swing blades 75 are separated from each other to form a gap. The corresponding purifying air outlet 115 and/or dehumidifying air outlet 113 are communicated with the air duct 11 in the door body structure, and air can enter the air duct 11 through the purifying air outlet 115 and/or dehumidifying air outlet 113.

[0042] The air door assembly may include a air door structure 70 disposed corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet 113. As such, the air outlet mode of the purification dehumidifier 100 can be a combined mode with dehumidification and purification and a separate purification mode. Of course, the air door structure 70 can also be arranged corresponding to the purifying air outlet 115, As such, the air outlet mode of the purification dehumidifier 100 can be a combined mode with dehumidification and purification, and a separate dehumidification mode. Alternatively, the air door assembly directly comprises two air door structures 70. One air door structure 70 is arranged corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and the other air door structure 70 is arranged corresponding to the purifying air outlet 115. As such, the air outlet mode of the purification dehumidifier 100 can be a combined mode with dehumidification and purification, a separate dehumidification mode and a separate purification mode.

[0043] As shown in Fig. 6, the connecting piece 73 includes: a first gear 731 connected to the driving piece 71, a rack 733 meshed with the first gear 731; and at least two second gears 735. each second gear 735 is meshed with the gear rack 733. Each of the second gears are engaged with the gear rack, and connected to one end of one of the swing blades. The driving piece is configured to drive the first gear to rotate, the first gear is configured to drive the gear rack to move; the gear rack is configured to drive each of the second gears to rotate; and each of the second gears is configured to rotate to drive one of the swing blades to rotate.

[0044] The inner wall of the housing 10 is provided with an annular partition 131, which can be provided with an arc-shaped slide rail 1311. Correspondingly, the gear rack 733 is also arranged in an arc shape, matching with the arc-shaped slide rail 1311. The gear rack 733 is mounted on the arc-shaped slide rail 1311, and can relatively slide along the arc-shaped slide rail 1311. In addition, the inner teeth of the arc-shaped rack 733 are meshed with each second gear 735. Each second gear 735 is sleeved on the rotating shaft of a swing blade 75. Additionally, the outer teeth of the arc-shaped rack 733 are meshed with the first gear 731, and the first gear 731 is sleeved on the output shaft of the first drive motor 95.

[0045] When the driving piece 71 operates, its output shaft drives the first gear 731 to rotate. The rotation of the first gear 731 drives the gear rack 733 to slide along the slide rail 1311. The sliding of the gear rack 733 drives each second gear 735 to rotate. The rotation of each second gear 735 drives one swing blade 75 to rotate, splicing or separating of each adjacent two swing blades 75. As such, the synchronous rotation of each swing blade 75 is effectively realized, and the structure is simple and practical.

[0046] Further, a guiding inclined surface is provided at the joint of one swing blade 75 and the other adjacent swing blade 75.

[0047] As such, the guiding and buffering of the guiding inclined surface can not only reduce the wear at the joint of each adjacent two swing blades 75 and prolong the service life of the swing blades 75, but also improve the sealing effect at the joint of each adjacent two swing blades 75 by abutting the two guiding inclined surfaces and avoid air leakage.

[0048] The driving piece 71 is a stepmotor. As the precision of each step of the stepmotor is between 3% and 5%, the error of one step will not accumulate to the next. The stepmotor has advanced position precision and movement repeatability.

[0049] As shown in Figs. 3 to 5, the fan 90 is a cross-flow fan.

[0050] Specifically, the cross-flow fan includes a volute 91, an impeller 93 arranged in the volute 91, and a motor 95 driving the impeller 93 to rotate. The volute 91 is positioned in the housing 10 and fixed to the side wall of the housing 10. The motor 95 is fixed to the upper end of the housing 10. The volute 91 has an air inlet side 911 and an air outlet side 913. The air inlet side 911 is communicated with the air inlet 111, and the air outlet side 913 is communicated with the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and the purifying air outlet In addition, the impeller 93 is extended in the height direction of the housing 10, and the height of the air inlet 111 is matched with the height of the impeller 93.

[0051] As such, the air inlet area of the purification dehumidifier 100 can be effectively increased and the air resistance can be reduced, thereby greatly improving the purifying and dehumidifying capability and the purifying and dehumidifying efficiency of the purification dehumidifier 100. And the purifying and dehumidifying effects of the purification dehumidifier 100 are further effectively enhanced. In addition, the application of the cross-flow fan can also enable the air intake of the purification dehumidifier 100 more uniform, thus improving the dehumidification effect of the dehumidifying assembly 50 and the purification effect of the purifying assembly 30. Additionally, the air flow flows through the impeller 93 with two times forces of the blades. The wind force on the air outlet side 913 of the volute 91 can be more stabilized, thus improving the dehumidification and purification. In addition, the application of cross-flow fan may produces relatively less noise.

[0052] As shown in Figs. 1 to 3, the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and the purifying air outlet 115 are spaced in the height direction of the housing 10.

[0053] Specifically, the housing 10 includes a cylinder 13 and an end cap 15 that covers the upper end of the cylinder 13. The peripheral wall of the cylinder 13 is formed with an air inlet 111, a dehumidifying air outlet 113, and a purifying air outlet 115. In which, the air inlet 111, the dehumidifying air outlet 113, and the purifying air outlet 115 are all in a grid shape formed by a plurality of small circular holes distributed at intervals. The purifying air outlet 115 is located above the dehumidifying air outlet 113, both of which are opposite to the air inlet 111.

[0054] Understandably, since the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and the purifying air outlet 115 are arranged at intervals in the height direction of the housing 10, the dehumidifying air outlet 113 and the purifying air outlet 115 can respectively occupy the side wall surfaces at different height positions of the housing 10, thereby being beneficial to increasing the dehumidifying air outlet area and the purifying air outlet area. It may also increases the volumes of the condenser 55, the evaporator 53 and the purification filter layer, further greatly improving the dehumidification and purification capacity and efficiency, and improving the dehumidification and purification effects.

[0055] Further, the air inlet 111, the dehumidifying air outlet 113, and the purifying air outlet 115 are all distributed along the circumferential direction of the housing 10.

[0056] Specifically, the air inlet 111, the dehumidifying air outlet 113, and the purifying air outlet 115 are all distributed along the circumferential direction of the cylinder 13. As such, the dehumidifying assembly 50 correspondingly includes a condenser 55 and an evaporator 53 which are in an arc shape. The condenser 55 and the evaporator 53 are sequentially provided along the air outlet direction of the dehumidifying air outlet 113. As such, the evaporator 53 is positioned outside the condenser 55 and covers the dehumidifying air outlet 113. The purifying assembly 30 includes a purification filter layer with an arc shape, which covers the purifying air outlet 115.

[0057] It can be appreciated that when the fan 90 operates, under the drive of the fan 90, a part of the air in the purification dehumidifier 100 changes into dry air after passing through the arc-shaped condenser 55 and evaporator 53, and the dry air diffuses into the room from the dehumidifying air outlet 113. The dehumidifying air outlet 113 is distributed along the circumferential direction of the housing 10, not only effectively increasing the volume of the condenser 55 and evaporator 53, but improving the dehumidification capacity, dehumidification efficiency and dehumidification effect of the purification dehumidifier 100. And the air outlet area of the dehumidifying air outlet 113 is also increased, so that dehumidified air can fill the room more quickly, further improving the dehumidification effect of the purification dehumidifier 100. Additionally, another part of the air in the purification dehumidifier 100 is changed into clean air by the purifying air outlet 115 after being acted by the arc shape purifying filter layer and diffused into the room. As such, the purifying air outlet 115 is distributed along the circumferential direction of the housing 10, not only effectively increasing the volume of the purifying filter layer, but also improving the purifying capacity, the purifying efficiency and the purifying effect of the purification dehumidifier 100. The air outlet area of the purifying air outlet 115 is also increased, and the purified air can fill the room more quickly, thereby further improving the purifying effect of the purification dehumidifier 100. In addition, the air inlet 111 being distributed along the circumferential direction of the housing 10 can further increase the air inlet area and reduce the air resistance, thereby further improving the purification and dehumidification capability of the purification dehumidifier 100 and improving its purification and dehumidification efficiency.

[0058] In addition, it can be appreciated that in other embodiments, the housing 10 can also be provided as a cavity structure with an oval or polygonal cross section.

[0059] Further, the purification filter layer includes an activated carbon filter layer and a high-efficiency air filter layer, which are sequentially provided along the air outlet direction of the purifying air outlet 115. As such, the air blown out from the purifying air outlet 115 can pass through the activated carbon filter layer and the high-efficiency air filter layer successively before being blown out, effectively improving the air purification effect.

[0060] It should be appreciated that, the activated carbon filter layer can utilize porous activated carbon to adsorb one or more substances in the air on its surface and remove them. The removed objects include soluble organic substances, microorganisms, viruses and a certain amount of heavy metals. It may also decolorize, deodorize and purify the air. The activated carbon lattice can form developed pores with different shapes and sizes, thus greatly increasing the specific surface area and improving the adsorption capacity.

[0061] High efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) is mainly used to collect dust particles and various suspended substances below 0.5 micrometer. The filter layer of the high efficiency air filter is featured that air can pass through, but fine particles is blocked. Its count transmittance for particles with particle diameter ≥0.1 micrometer is ≤0.001% (i.e. efficiency ≥99.999%), and it is the most effective filter medium for pollutants such as smoke, dust and bacteria. The filter layer of the high-efficiency air filter can be a PP filter paper, a glass fiber, a composite PP-PET filter paper, a meltblown polyester nonwoven fabric or a meltblown glass fiber, etc.

[0062] Therefore, through the filtration of the active carbon filter layer and the high-efficiency air filter layer, organic pollutants and particles in the air can be purified, thus improving the purification effect and the air quality.

[0063] It should be appreciated that the shape, size and arrangement of the condenser 55 and the evaporator 53 need to be matched with that of the dehumidifying air outlet 113 to achieve the optimal dehumidification effect. Additionally, the shape, size and arrangement of the purification filter layer need to be matched with that of the purifying air outlet 115 to achieve the optimal purification effect. In addition, both the condenser 55 and the evaporator 53 can be provided with a plurality of heat exchange fins to increase the heat exchange area and improve the heat exchange efficiency.

[0064] Referring further to Fig. 3, the dehumidifying assembly 50 further includes a water tank 59 and a water receiving tray 57 disposed in the housing 10. The water receiving tray 57 is located below the evaporator 53 and is communicated with the water tank 59. By arranging the water receiving tray 57 below the evaporator 53, the water receiving tray 57 can receive the condensed water flowing down from the surface of the evaporator 53, and by communicating the water receiving tray 57 with the water tank 59, the condensed water can be better guided into the water tank 59 for collection. The leakage or overflow of the condensed water can be thus avoid of causing adverse effects on the internal circuit of the purification dehumidifier 100. In addition, the water tank 59 may also be provided with a liquid level detection device, which is connected with the main controller of the purification dehumidifier 100. When the liquid level detection device detects that the water level in the water tank 59 reaches a preset threshold, it transmits an alarm signal to the main controller, and the main controller sends out a prompt tone or message. As such, the user can be reminded of leading out the water flow in the water tank 59. The water flow in the water tank 59 can be led out in two ways: one way is to arrange a water outlet pipe on which a valve is arranged to control the outflow of water. The other option is that the housing 10 is provided with an avoiding opening, the avoiding opening is provided with a movable door 17, and the water tank 59 is arranged in the housing 10 and corresponding to the avoiding opening. By opening the movable door 17, the water tank 59 is taken out from the avoiding opening, and the water is poured out.

[0065] Further, the compressor 51 is located below the condenser 55 and the evaporator 53, and provided opposite to the water tank 59. The compressor 51 is arranged below the condenser 55 and the evaporator 53 to facilitate the communication of pipelines. Since both the water tank 59 and the compressor 51 are heavy components, the installation of the purification dehumidifier 100 can be more stable by arranging both the water tank 59 and the compressor 51 at the lower end of the housing 10. Additionally, arranging the water tank 59 opposite to the compressor 51 can save the arrangement space inside the housing 10, so that the overall structural layout of the purification dehumidifier 100 is more compact.

[0066] The purification dehumidifier 100 may further include a first air door assembly (not shown) and a second air door assembly (not shown), wherein the first air door assembly is provided corresponding to the purifying air outlet 115 to open or close the air flow passage at the purifying air outlet 115, while the second air door assembly is provided corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet 113 to open or close the air flow passage at the dehumidifying air outlet 113. In addition, the purification dehumidifier 100 may also be provided with an air quality monitoring device, including a particle sensor, a humidity sensor, etc. The air quality monitoring device is electrically connected with the main controller, and when more dust in the air is detected, the main controller controls the first air door assembly to open the airflow channel at the purifying air outlet 115 to purify indoor air. When the humidity in the air is detected high, the main controller controls the second air door assembly to open the air flow passage at the dehumidifying air outlet 113 to dehumidify the air indoor. Of course, when more dust and moisture are simultaneously detected, the main controller controls the two air door assemblies to open the air flow passages at the purifying air outlet 115 and the dehumidifying air outlet 113 respectively to purify and dehumidify the air.

[0067] It can be appreciated that the purification dehumidifier 100 can also be a part of the smart home Internet of Things. For example, the purification dehumidifier 100 is provided with a signal transmission device which is wirelessly connected with a mobile terminal (e.g., smart phone, tablet computer, etc.), and the wireless connection mode can be WiFi, bluetooth, infrared or 4G Through the signal transmission device, the mobile terminal can receive monitoring data and working status of the purification dehumidifier 100. The mobile terminal can control the operation mode of the purification dehumidifier 100, and additionally, the purification dehumidifier 100 can also form an air quality report and send it to the mobile terminal for users to check.

[0068] The above is only the optional embodiment of the present disclosure and is not therefore constitute a limitation to the present disclosure. Any equivalent structure modification perceived by using the contents of the present specification and drawings, or directly or indirectly applied in other related technical fields, shall be included in the protection scope of the present application.


Claims

1. A purification dehumidifier, comprising:

a housing, defining an air inlet, a dehumidifying air outlet, a purifying air outlet, and an air duct in the housing communicated with the air inlet, the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet;

a fan, arranged in the air duct to introduce an airflow into the air duct from the air inlet and blow the airflow in the air duct out from the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet;

a dehumidifying assembly, arranged in the air duct and corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet;

a purifying assembly, arranged in the air duct and corresponding to the purifying air outlet.


 
2. The purification dehumidifier according to claim 1, wherein
the purification dehumidifier further comprises an air door assembly arranged in the housing and corresponding to the dehumidifying air outlet and/or the purifying air outlet, to open or block the dehumidifying air outlet or the purifying air outlet.
 
3. The purification dehumidifier of claim 2, wherein

1the air door assembly comprises at least one air door structure,

the air door structure comprising a driving piece, at least two swing blades and a connecting piece connected with the driving piece and the swing blades,

the driving piece driving the connecting piece to move and bring the swing blades to rotate,

to form a gap between two adjacent swing blades to open the dehumidifying air outlet or the purifying air outlet;

or, to allow the two adjacent swing blades to abut and block the dehumidifying air outlet or the purifying air outlet.


 
4. The purification dehumidifier of claim 3, wherein the connecting piece comprises:

a first gear connected to the driving piece;

a gear rack engaged with the first gear; and

at least two second gears,

each of the second gears being engaged with the gear rack, and connected to one end of one of the swing blades;

wherein the driving piece is configured to drive the first gear to rotate;

the first gear is configured to drive the gear rack to move;

the gear rack is configured to move and bring each of the second gears to rotate to bring one of the swing blades to rotate.


 
5. The purification dehumidifier of claim 3, wherein
a guiding inclined surface is provided at a joint of one of the swing blades and another adjacent swing blade.
 
6. The purification dehumidifier of claim 3, wherein the driving piece is a stepmotor.
 
7. The purification dehumidifier of claim 1, wherein the fan is a cross-flow fan.
 
8. The purification dehumidifier of claim 7, wherein
the cross-flow fan comprises a volute defining an air inlet side and an air outlet side, and an impeller arranged in the volute,

the air inlet side being communicated with the air inlet,

the air outlet side being communicated with the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet.


 
9. The purification dehumidifier of claim 8, wherein

the impeller is positioned along a height direction of the housing,

a height of the impeller being matched with a height of the air inlet.


 
10. The purification dehumidifier of claim 9, wherein
the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet are spaced in the height direction of the housing.
 
11. The purification dehumidifier of claim 10, wherein
the air inlet, the dehumidifying air outlet and the purifying air outlet are positioned along a circumferential direction of the housing.
 
12. The purification dehumidifier of claim 1, wherein
the dehumidifying assembly comprises an evaporator and a condenser laminated along an air out-flowing direction of the dehumidifying air outlet,
the evaporator being configured to cover the dehumidifying air outlet.
 
13. The purification dehumidifier of claim 12, wherein
dehumidifying assembly further comprises:

a water tank in the housing, and

a water receiving tray in the housing, the water receiving tray being below the evaporator and communicated with the water tank.


 
14. The purification dehumidifier of claim 12, wherein
dehumidifying assembly further comprises a compressor accommodated in the housing,
the compressor being communicated with the evaporator and the condenser to form a refrigerant circulating loop.
 
15. The purification dehumidifier of claim 1, wherein
the purifying assembly comprises a purification filter layer covering the purifying air outlet
 
16. The purification dehumidifier of claim 15, wherein
the purification filter layer comprises an activated carbon filter layer and a high-efficiency air filter layer.
 




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