Croll-Reynolds' multiple nozzle thermocompressor design uses high-pressure steam as the motive fluid to entrain low-pressure spent steam. By recycling the resulting intermediate pressure steam to heat the titanium evaporation plate, efficiency is increased. The multiple nozzle steam ejectors reduce energy needs by creating the high efficiency vacuum in which distillation takes place. The are no moving parts in the ejectors and thermocompressors, but the system nozzles should be changed on a schedule, depending on the application.
March 4, 2003