[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0009394  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 31/Dec /2018                56/2018  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2018/141811
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:18/Dec/2018

[21] Application No.:GC 2010-16731

[22] Filing Date:21/9/2010

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.
AU
21/9/2009
2009904565

[72] Inventors:1- Peter M. Urwin،2- Michael John O'Connell،3- Kathryn Moira Wilson،4- Glenn Rees،5- Phoenix Water

[73] Owner: Phoenix Water, M&C Corporate Services Limited, P.O.Box 309GT, Ugland House, South Church Street, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

[74] Agent: Saba & Co. T.M.P

  

 

  

[51]IPC:
Int. Cl.7: B01D3/14; B01D3/34; C01D3/06; C02F1/04

[56] Cited Documents:

-US 3 860 492 A (LOW! JR ALVIN ET AL)14 January 1975
-GB 1 147 726 A (DAMS PA [IT]) 2 April 1969
 
Examiner: Saja Mohammed AlHassan

[54] THERMAL DISTILLATION SYSTEM AND PROCESS
[57] Abstract: There is disclosed a thermal distillation system comprising:a circuit for carrying a stream of treatable liquid from which liquid is to be extracted (the liquid circuit);an input for supplying treatable liquid to the liquid circuit (the liquid supply input);means for circulating the treatable liquid stream through the liquid circuit;heating means arranged on the liquid circuit for heating the liquid in the treatable liquid stream; andcooling means arranged on the liquid circuit for cooling the liquid in the treatable liquid stream,wherein the liquid circuit comprises a first section defined between an output from the heating means and an input to the cooling means, and a second section defined between an output from the cooling means and an input to the heating means,the system further comprising:a plurality of distillation stages, each stage including an evaporator arranged on the first section to vaporise liquid from the treatable liquid stream, a condenser arranged on the second section so as to be in heat exchange relationship with the treatable liquid stream in the second section to effect condensation in the condenser and heating of the treatable liquid stream in the second section, a circuit, on which the evaporator and condenser are arranged, for carrying a stream of carrier gas (carrier circuit), and an output for outputting from the condenser liquid extracted from the treatable liquid by the distillation stage; andmeans for circulating the carrier gas through each carrier circuit,wherein the stages are arranged such that their evaporators are disposed along the first section in a direction from the heating means to the cooling means and their condensers are disposed in corresponding order along the second section in a direction from the heating means to the cooling means.
No. of claims: 16     No. of figures: 17


 

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