US 9,809,463 B2
Desalination system and desalination method
Morio Tomiyama, Nara (JP); Hisaaki Gyoten, Osaka (JP); Norihisa Mino, Osaka (JP); Akira Taomoto, Kyoto (JP); Atsushi Ono, Kyoto (JP); and Stephen William John, Kyoto (JP)
Filed by Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd., Osaka (JP)
Filed on Nov. 6, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/534,568.
Application 14/534,568 is a continuation of application No. PCT/JP2014/001248, filed on Mar. 6, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-048148 (JP), filed on Mar. 11, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0060260 A1, Mar. 5, 2015
Int. Cl. C02F 1/04 (2006.01); C02F 1/10 (2006.01); B01D 1/00 (2006.01); B01D 5/00 (2006.01); C02F 103/08 (2006.01)
CPC C02F 1/04 (2013.01) [B01D 1/00 (2013.01); B01D 5/006 (2013.01); C02F 1/043 (2013.01); C02F 1/048 (2013.01); C02F 1/10 (2013.01); C02F 2103/08 (2013.01); Y02W 10/37 (2015.05)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A desalination system comprising:
a water tank;
a water-repellent particle layer that is located below the water tank and contains a plurality of water-repellent particles;
a plurality of particles forming a liquefying layer that is located below the water-repellent particle layer and liquefies water vapor that has passed through the water-repellent particle layer, to obtain fresh water;
an introduction channel that supplies a liquid to the water tank;
a liquid speed reduction part that is located on the introduction channel, and includes a wall surface crossing a flow direction of the liquid in the introduction channel, for reducing a flow speed of the liquid; and
a pool tank located in the introduction channel between the water tank and the liquid speed reduction part, the pool tank having an opening that spans a channel width of the introduction channel, and a space in which the liquid introduced via the opening is accumulated and from which an overflow of the liquid is discharged to the introduction channel.