TIMES Regenerator Redesign Description 1999-01-1990
The TIMES is an evaporative water processor which has shown great theoretical potential for providing reliable and efficient production of high quality water. The test results of the system have however fallen short of the predicted performances. A thorough systems analysis has identified the condensing heat exchanger as a primary source of the shortcomings of the assembly. This condenser, along with three other heat exchangers in the system, have been redesigned and integrated into a new “Regenerator” that is predicted to significantly lower the power consumption and improve both the operating stability and product water quality.