Removal of water from wet gas streams by standard condensation requires chillers and heat exchangers. In addition to being energy intensive processes, these methods require long contact times between the condensed water and the gas stream. This contact causes contamination of the recovered water through dissolution of other gas components.
Water recovery by inorganic membranes can reduce contaminate dissolution by as much as 100 fold. The process by which the membranes function has the potential for increased reclamation over standard methods.
- Water recovery from engine/generator exhaust
- Dehumidifying flue gas
- Recycling water from any humidified gas stream