LWL Bench Model Moisture Extraction Device
FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA
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A feasibility evaluation of a bench model of a moisture extraction device developed by personnel from the U. S. Army Land Warfare Laboratory was conducted by The Franklin Institute Research Laboratories. The LWL bench model had an estimated efficiency of 15 using activated alumina and produced .029 galdaylb of dry alumina. By redesign, the efficiency could be increased to approximately .30 galdaylb of absorbent. The study indicated that a 100 gal day unit is feasible and would require approximately 300 lbs. of absorbent. The overall size of the 100 galday unit is expected to be in the range of 100 to 200 cubic feet in volume, weigh 1,000 to 1,500 lbs. and, depending on absolute humidity, require a power input of 8 to 22 KW.
- Physical Chemistry
- Civil Engineering
- Life Support Systems