thermocompression evaporator

thermocompression evaporator

[¦thər·mō·kəm′presh·ən i′vap·ə‚rād·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A system to reduce the energy requirements for evaporation by compressing the vapor from a single-effect evaporator so that the vapor can be used as the heating medium in the same evaporator.
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