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Steam-Generating Solar Collector
Plastic Interchange Heat Exchanger
Two Stage Regenerator
Thermally Driven Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioner
Membrane Heat and Mass Exchanger
Compressor Based Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioner
Combined Heat and Power Applications
"The Valley of Death" is often used to describe the challenge of turning a promising technology from a laboratory prototype into a commercial product. AILR is working with one HVAC manufacturer to bring to market an air conditioner that uses the low-flow, direct-contact liquid desiccant technology. Similar partnerships are being explored with other manufacturers and venture-backed start-up companies.
For the past 25 years, AILR's innovations have focused on technology that moves liquid desiccant from their traditional industrial base into HVAC applications. However, our more broad expertise in heat and mass transfer has led to interesting innovations in the design of plastic heat exhangers, low-cost solar thermal collectors, and high efficiency thermal distillation processes.
As a cooling system driven by thermal energy, liquid desiccants can alleviate the high electrical demands created by compressor-based ACs. Their ability to dry air without first cooling the air is a more efficient approach to controlling indoor humidity and LD systems can have much higher thermal efficiencies for regenerating the desiccant and lower power requirements for moving air through the unit.