Pressurized Vapor Cycle Liquid Distillation


Issued: (Utility) Pressurized Vapor Cycle Liquid Distillation

The customer was working on a means to purify water in 3rd world countries. The system architecture that was chosen was one adapted by commercial and military ships worldwide. Vapor compression distillation is a means where pure water is created by distilling steam. A variant of this process is the vapor compression desalination:

The technology is explained here: [link needed] We were retained to help with the compression portion of the system and with the development of a counterflow liquid/liquid 3 channel parallel plate heat exchanger.

Read more about the laudable goal of the project here: or click on the link to see what was patented.

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