05946816 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 22 patents.

A method and apparatus for continuously drying and regenerating ceramic beads for use in process gas moisture drying operations such as glove boxes. A microwave energy source is coupled to a process chamber to internally heat the ceramic beads and vaporize moisture contained therein. In a preferred embodiment, the moisture laden ceramic beads are conveyed toward the microwave source by a screw mechanism. The regenerated beads flow down outside of the screw mechanism and are available to absorb additional moisture.

Title
Continuous microwave regeneration apparatus for absorption media
Application Number
9/36935
Publication Number
5946816
Application Date
March 9, 1998
Publication Date
September 7, 1999
Inventor
Douglas D Smith
Knoxville
TN, US
Agent
Quarles & Brady
Assignee
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems
TN, US
IPC
F26B 3/34
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