|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||165/166; 165/905; 096/007|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 26 인용 특허 : 15|
Existing plate-type heat exchangers typically include plates that are constructed of metal or paper, which are only capable of transferring a limited amount of moisture, if any, from one side of the plate to the other side. The present invention is a plate-type heat exchanger wherein the plates are constructed of ionomer membranes, such as sulfonated or carboxylated polymer membranes, which are capable of transferring a significant amount of moisture from one side of the membrane to the other side. Incorporating such ionomer membranes into a plate-type h...
What is claimed is: 1. An energy recovery ventilator having a separator between a first passageway and a second passageway for a first gas stream and a second gas stream to pass therethrough, respectively, said separator comprising an at least partially sulfonated random hydrocarbon copolymer ionomer membrane, and further comprising: a three-dimensional structure disposed in at least one said passageway to maintain said passageway open. 2. The energy recovery ventilator as recited in claim 1, wherein said three-dimensional structure comprises a plura...