The Dinh Company,
Inc. located in Alachua, Florida was founded in 1983 to develop the use of
Heat Pipes to increase dehumidification and to enhance energy recovery.
Under a technology transfer contract with the NASA Kennedy Space Center,
the Dinh Company research group has perfected and adapted a revolutionary
heat pipe design to
double the dehumidification capacity of an air
conditioning system, providing cool, dry air at a fraction of the normal
energy use. In 1991 two companies were spinned off to maximize the
potential of such an invention and to exploit the new technology.
Pipe Technology, Inc. (HPT)
was founded to apply heat pipes in HVAC. HPT has rapidly developed
into a multimillion dollar company and has succeeded in promoting the Dinh
Dehumidification Heat Pipes worldwide with 16 patents and prestigious
licensees such as Mitsubishi in Japan, Teco in Taiwan, and GE in the
United States. A full line of commercial and residential products
incorporating heat pipes is now available from HPT, including the Dinh air
handling units from 1,000 to 20,000 CFM, the Ultra-Efficient (BKPs)
packaged dehumidifiers removing water from 100 to 1,300 lbs/day, Retrofit
Add-On Dehumidifier heat pipes (DHPs) up to 200 tons, and Heat Recovery
Units (HRMs) up to 50,000 CFM.
Dryer Systems, Inc. (ADS) manufactures Dehumidifier Heat Pumps
as well as Closed Loop Dryers for
agricultural, commercial and industrial drying. It has concentrated on
developing more effective dryer systems based on the concept of
dehumidifying the air prior to heating the air used in drying, in
conjunction with heat recovery to increase efficiency. With US patent
5,343,632 and several other international patents, ADS is now
commercializing a full line of standard dryers and custom designed and
built drying systems.
The newly patented
Daika Rice Dryer has been tested
and certified to save half the energy and to improve the yield of whole
rice by reducing breakage (low temperature drying), greatly improving post
harvest yields and help the world conserve its previous food stock.