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JP2006187408A
JP2006187408A JP2005000600A JP2005000600A JP2006187408A JP 2006187408 A JP2006187408 A JP 2006187408A JP 2005000600 A JP2005000600 A JP 2005000600A JP 2005000600 A JP2005000600 A JP 2005000600A JP 2006187408 A JP2006187408 A JP 2006187408A
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a sanitary kitchen cabinet which can keep partial dry or wet articles in a dry state. <P>SOLUTION: In a kitchen cabinet 2, a dehumidifier 8 equipped with reversible moisture absorbing/releasing function keeps a storage 1 in drying atmosphere. A dehumidification pathway with an inlet port 13 which leads to the storage 1 and an outlet 14 and a reproduction pathway which connects another outlet 15 communicating with outside of the storage 1 and the inlet port 13 are composed. The dehumidification pathway and the reproduction pathway are switched with lock/unlock damper system, and reproducible operation by the reproduction pathway, and dehumidification operation by the dehumidification pathway are performed, then, the reproducible operation makes the air flow from a ventilation opening 5, which leads to outside of the storage 1, through inside of the storage 1 to the inlet port 13, and through the reproduction pathway to the outside of the storage 1. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2006,JPO&NCIPI

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本発明は、主として半乾きや濡れた状態の調理用品等の物品を乾燥状態に保管する収納庫を備えたキッチンキャビネットに関するものである。   The present invention relates to a kitchen cabinet provided with a storage that mainly stores articles such as semi-dried or wet cooking utensils in a dry state.

食品やその他の物品を乾燥状態に保管するための収納庫は、大きく分けて塩化カルシウムやペレット状のシリカゲル等の乾燥剤に庫内の湿気を吸湿させて庫内を乾燥雰囲気にするものと、吸着材を備えた吸着除湿装置に庫内の空気を循環し吸着材に吸湿させて庫内を乾燥雰囲気にするものとがある(特許文献1,2参照)。天然ゼオライトやシリカゲルを吸着材として使った収納庫は、水も溜まらず、一度吸湿した吸着材に熱を加えて放湿させることによって再生できる。   The storage for storing food and other items in a dry state is roughly divided into a desiccant such as calcium chloride or pellet-like silica gel to absorb moisture in the storage to make the interior dry. There is an adsorbing dehumidifier equipped with an adsorbing material that circulates the air in the cabinet and causes the adsorbing material to absorb moisture to make the inside of the cabinet dry (see Patent Documents 1 and 2). Storage that uses natural zeolite or silica gel as an adsorbent does not accumulate water, and can be regenerated by applying heat to the adsorbent once absorbed and letting it dry.

特開平4―114714号公報JP-A-4-114714 特開2003―93833号公報Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 2003-93833

従来の収納庫は、食品やその他の物品を乾燥状態に保管するものであり、半乾きや濡れた状態の物品を乾燥し、収納するものではない。可逆的な吸放湿機能を持つ吸着材を備えた吸着除湿装置による収納庫も、収納庫に入れた物品に付着している水分量が多いと、限られた容積の庫内はたちまち高湿度になってしまい、吸着材で吸着できる吸湿量を越えてしまって庫内を乾燥雰囲気にすることは出来ない。キッチンにおいては、濡れた布巾やまな板等、調理用品類をそのまま収納しておくと、カビの発生や細菌が繁殖し、異臭がしたりして衛生的でない。   Conventional storages store food and other articles in a dry state, and do not dry and store semi-dried or wet articles. Storage with an adsorption / dehumidification device equipped with an adsorbent with reversible moisture absorption / desorption function is also very humid if the amount of water adhering to the articles placed in the storage is high. Thus, the amount of moisture absorption that can be adsorbed by the adsorbent is exceeded, and the interior cannot be made a dry atmosphere. In a kitchen, if cooking utensils such as wet cloths and cutting boards are stored as they are, mold is generated, bacteria are propagated, and a strange odor is produced, which is not hygienic.

また、キッチンのオープン化が進む今日、これまでキッチンキャビネットのワークトップ上に置かれていた調理用品類は、キッチンキャビネット内に整理整頓できることが望まれている。これらの調理用品類は、収納するにしても水洗いした後、水滴を除去する必要があり、キッチンキャビネットのワークトップ上に暫く放置して水滴を除去していることが多い。しかし、キッチンの限られたスペースを濡れた調理用品類が占有してしまい、キッチンでの作業の妨げともなっている。これを回避するには、水滴が付いた状態のままキャビネットの収納空間に収納することになり、前述したようなカビの発生や細菌の繁殖を招くという問題点がある。   In addition, as kitchens become more open today, it is desired that cooking utensils that have been placed on the work top of the kitchen cabinet can be organized in the kitchen cabinet. Even if these cooking utensils are stored, they need to be removed after washing with water, and are often left on the work top of the kitchen cabinet for a while to remove the water drops. However, wet cooking utensils occupy a limited space in the kitchen, which hinders work in the kitchen. In order to avoid this, it is necessary to store in the storage space of the cabinet with the water droplets attached, and there is a problem that the occurrence of mold and the growth of bacteria as described above are caused.

湿気を帯び難くするためにキャビネットの収納空間を通風の良い構造にすれば、隙間が多くなりゴキブリなどの虫類の侵入を許してしまう。また、包丁やまな板は、ワークトップ上や壁に、包丁立てやまな板立てによって立てて保管していることが多い。しかし、今日のキッチンは、オープン化される傾向にあり、ダイニングとリビングが一体化され、キッチンキャビネットも空間の中央に置かれることが多い。こうしたキッチンでは、ワークトップ上や壁に立てられる包丁やまな板は、ワークトップ上の作業の妨げになり、キッチンの見栄えも損なうことから、キッチンキャビネットのキャビネット空間に収める必要性が大きくなっている。   If the storage space of the cabinet is made to have good ventilation in order to make it difficult to get moisture, the gaps will increase and insects such as cockroaches will be allowed to enter. In addition, knives and cutting boards are often stored on a worktop or on a wall with a knife holder or cutting board stand. However, today's kitchens tend to be open, dining and living are integrated, and the kitchen cabinet is often placed in the center of the space. In such kitchens, kitchen knives and cutting boards that stand on the worktop and on the wall obstruct work on the worktop and impair the appearance of the kitchen, and thus there is an increasing need to fit in the cabinet space of the kitchen cabinet.

本発明は、上記した課題を解決するためになされたものであり、その目的とするところは、半乾きや濡れた物品を乾燥状態にして保管することができる衛生的なキッチンキャビネットを得ることであり、そのキッチンキャビネットの構成の簡素化と機能性を推進することである。   The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems, and the object of the present invention is to obtain a hygienic kitchen cabinet that can store a semi-dried or wet article in a dry state. There is to promote the simplification and functionality of the configuration of the kitchen cabinet.

上記課題を解決するために本発明は、空気を通す多数の通路を有し、可逆的な吸放湿機能を備えた除湿器と、この除湿器の通路に通風させる送風機と、除湿器に通す空気を昇温する加熱手段とを組込んだ風路を外殻内に構成し、この風路を経路とする開閉可能で物品を収納する収納庫内に通じる吸込口と吹出口を持つ除湿経路と、風路を経路とする前記吹出口とは別の収納庫外に連絡する吹出口と、吸込口とを繋ぐ再生経路とを構成し、除湿経路と再生経路とをモーターで動作する開閉ダンパ機構によって切換え、再生経路による再生運転と除湿経路による除湿運転とを行うようにし、再生運転では収納庫外に通じる換気口から収納庫内を経て吸込口に至り、再生経路を通って収納庫外へ空気流が流れるようにする手段を採用する。   In order to solve the above problems, the present invention has a dehumidifier having a number of passages through which air passes and has a reversible moisture absorption / release function, a blower for passing air through the passages of the dehumidifier, and a dehumidifier. A dehumidifying path having an air inlet incorporating a heating means for raising the temperature of air in the outer shell and having an air inlet and a blowout opening that can be opened and closed with the air path as a path and accommodates articles. And a regenerative path connecting the air outlet to the outside of the storage box, which is different from the air outlet that is routed through the air passage, and a suction path, and an open / close damper that operates the dehumidification path and the regenerative path with a motor Switching according to the mechanism, so that the regeneration operation by the regeneration route and the dehumidification operation by the dehumidification route are performed. Adopt means to allow airflow to flow.

本発明によれば、半乾きや濡れた物品を乾燥状態で収納庫に整理して保管することができる衛生的なキッチンキャビネットが得られる。そして、再生運転によって収納庫内の換気とともに、除湿器の再生が実施でき、開閉ダンパ機構の削減によって、構成の簡素化が実現し、換気による乾燥の促進機能が備わる。   ADVANTAGE OF THE INVENTION According to this invention, the hygienic kitchen cabinet which can arrange and store a semi-dry or wet article in a storage in a dry state is obtained. Then, the dehumidifier can be regenerated along with the ventilation in the storage by the regeneration operation, and the simplification of the configuration is realized by the reduction of the open / close damper mechanism, and the function of promoting drying by ventilation is provided.

本発明のキッチンキャビネットは、ワークトップを構成する天部の下のキャビネット空間には収納庫が構成されている。収納庫は、引出し、押込むことができる上部の開放した引出し式の収納部を備え、収納部の出し入れに邪魔にならない所に吸着除湿装置が組込まれている。吸着除湿装置は、空気を通す多数の通路を有し、可逆的な吸放湿機能を備えた除湿器と、除湿器の通路に通風させる送風機と、除湿器に通す空気を昇温する加熱手段とを組込んだ風路が外殻内に構成されている。吸着除湿装置には、風路を経路とする収納庫内に通じる吸込口と吹出口を持つ除湿経路と、風路を経路とする除湿経路と共通の吸込口と収納庫外に連絡する吹出口を持つ再生経路が構成されている。収納庫には、収納庫に通じる吸込口より圧力損失の大きい換気口が設けられていて、収納庫外から換気口を通り、収納庫内に通じる吸込口を経て再生経路の吹出口に至る換気経路が構成されている。この換気経路は、再生のための空気流の経路でもある。除湿経路と再生経路の各吹出口は、モーターで動作する開閉ダンパ機構によって交互に開閉されるようになっている。電源投入後の所定時間は、換気経路を開き、換気経路による換気とともに、再生経路による除湿器の再生が行われ、その後は、再生経路による再生運転と除湿経路による除湿運転とが交互に行われる。   As for the kitchen cabinet of this invention, the storage is comprised in the cabinet space under the top part which comprises a worktop. The storage is provided with a drawer-type storage unit with an open upper part that can be pulled out and pushed in, and an adsorption dehumidifying device is incorporated in a place that does not interfere with the storage unit. The adsorption dehumidification device has a large number of passages through which air passes, a dehumidifier having a reversible moisture absorption / release function, a blower for passing air through the passages of the dehumidifier, and heating means for raising the temperature of the air passed through the dehumidifier A wind path incorporating the is constructed in the outer shell. The dehumidifying device has a dehumidification path having a suction port and a blowout opening that leads to the inside of the storage box with the air passage as a route, and a dehumidification path with the air passage as a route and a common suction opening and a blowout opening that communicates outside the storage case. A playback path with is configured. The storage is provided with a ventilation port with a greater pressure loss than the suction port leading to the storage, and ventilation from the outside of the storage chamber through the ventilation port and through the suction port leading to the interior of the storage space. The route is configured. This ventilation path is also the path of the air flow for regeneration. The air outlets of the dehumidification path and the regeneration path are alternately opened and closed by an open / close damper mechanism that is operated by a motor. For a predetermined time after turning on the power, the ventilation path is opened, and the dehumidifier is regenerated by the regeneration path along with the ventilation by the ventilation path. After that, the regeneration operation by the regeneration path and the dehumidification operation by the dehumidification path are alternately performed. .

収納庫内の収納部に半乾きや濡れた状態の調理用品等を入れ、電源を投入すると、換気経路(一部は再生経路でもある)が開放され、換気運転とともに再生運転が開始されて、除湿器の除湿能力を超えるほど高湿になった庫内の湿気を吹出口から庫外に追い出す。庫内の多量の湿気を換気運転により追い出し、再生経路によって除湿器を再生する再生運転を併行して行い、その後、除湿経路を開き、除湿運転を行う。これを交互に繰返して庫内を乾燥雰囲気にする。庫内は、換気と乾燥雰囲気形成の繰返しにより乾燥状態が維持され、半乾きや濡れた状態で入れられた調理用品等は、最適な乾燥状態で整理整頓されて保管されることになる。この収納庫は、熱による乾燥処理をしないので、収納庫内の調理用品等が変質したり設置場所周囲への熱の悪影響や、キッチンキャビネットを構成する材料への熱影響も回避できる。また、再生経路と除湿経路の吸込口は共通であり、これを開閉する開閉ダンパ機構は不用であるため、構成の簡素化が実現し、換気による乾燥の促進機能も備わる。   When you put semi-dried or wet cooking utensils in the storage part in the storage and turn on the power, the ventilation path (some of which is also the regeneration path) is opened, and the regeneration operation is started together with the ventilation operation, The moisture inside the chamber, which has become so humid that it exceeds the dehumidifying capacity of the dehumidifier, is driven out of the chamber through the outlet. A large amount of moisture in the chamber is expelled by ventilation operation, and the regeneration operation for regenerating the dehumidifier by the regeneration route is performed in parallel, and then the dehumidification route is opened and the dehumidification operation is performed. This is repeated alternately to make the inside of the cabinet dry. The inside of the cabinet is kept dry by repeated ventilation and dry atmosphere formation, and cooking utensils and the like put in a semi-dry or wet state are arranged and stored in an optimal dry state. Since this storage is not dried by heat, cooking utensils and the like in the storage can be altered, the adverse effects of heat around the installation location, and the thermal effects on the materials constituting the kitchen cabinet can be avoided. In addition, since the suction port for the regeneration path and the dehumidification path are common and an opening / closing damper mechanism for opening and closing the opening is unnecessary, the structure is simplified and a function of promoting drying by ventilation is provided.

実施の形態1.
図1〜図6によって示す本実施の形態は、水分が付着した調理用品等を乾燥させ、乾燥雰囲気において収納する収納庫1を備えたシステムキッチンを構成するキッチンキャビネット2に関するものである。このキッチンキャビネット2は、図1の斜視図に示すようにワークトップを構成する天部の下に図2,図3に示すように収納庫1が構成されている。収納庫1には、出し入れできる引出し式の収納部3と、収納庫1内の空気を乾燥雰囲気に加工する吸着除湿装置4が設けられている。収納部3は、上面の開放した箱構造として構成され、半乾きや濡れた状態の調理用品等を収納することができる。この収納部3の収まった収納庫1は概ね気密構造である。ただ外部に通じる小さな換気口5が設けられていて、この点で完全な気密構造ではない。
Embodiment 1 FIG.
The present embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 to 6 relates to a kitchen cabinet 2 that constitutes a system kitchen provided with a storage 1 that dries cooking utensils or the like to which moisture has adhered and stores them in a dry atmosphere. As shown in the perspective view of FIG. 1, the kitchen cabinet 2 includes a storage 1 as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3 below the top part of the worktop. The storage 1 is provided with a drawer-type storage 3 that can be taken in and out, and an adsorption dehumidifying device 4 that processes the air in the storage 1 into a dry atmosphere. The storage unit 3 is configured as a box structure with an open top surface, and can store cooking utensils or the like that are semi-dry or wet. The storage 1 in which the storage 3 is accommodated has a generally airtight structure. However, a small ventilation port 5 leading to the outside is provided, and this is not a completely airtight structure.

収納部3にはその上部に棚段状に、図4に示すような通気性のあるメッシュやパンチングメタル等で構成された内引出し6が設けられている。内引出し6は、収納部3と連動して引出すことができ、収納部3の押込みとは別に独自に押込むこともできるようになっていて使い易い構造となっている。   The storage unit 3 is provided with an inner drawer 6 formed of a breathable mesh or punching metal as shown in FIG. The inner drawer 6 can be pulled out in conjunction with the storage unit 3 and can be pushed independently from the pushing-in of the storage unit 3 and has an easy-to-use structure.

吸着除湿装置4は、図5の断面図によって示すように収納部3内の一角に設けられ、空気を通す直線状の多数の通路7を持つ静止状態に置かれた除湿器8と、送風機9と、加熱手段10とを主体として構成されている。この除湿器8の通路7に通風させる送風機9と、除湿器8に通す空気を昇温させる加熱手段10を六面体の外殻11内の風路12に組込んで図5に示すような吸着除湿装置4が構成されている。   The adsorption dehumidifying device 4 is provided at one corner of the storage unit 3 as shown by the cross-sectional view of FIG. 5 and has a dehumidifier 8 placed in a stationary state having a large number of linear passages 7 through which air passes, and a blower 9. And the heating means 10 as a main component. Adsorption dehumidification as shown in FIG. 5 is implemented by incorporating a blower 9 for ventilating the passage 7 of the dehumidifier 8 and a heating means 10 for raising the temperature of the air passed through the dehumidifier 8 into the air passage 12 in the outer shell 11 of the hexahedron. A device 4 is configured.

吸着除湿装置4の風路12の吸込口13は一つで、二つの吹出口14,15は隣接する外殻11の二面に対形態に開口している。外殻11内には吸込口13から風路12を経て一方の吹出口14に至る除湿経路と、吸込口13から風路12を経てもう一つの吹出口15に至る再生経路が構成されている。除湿経路の吹出口14は、収納部3内に上向きに吹出すようになっていて、内引出し6を含む収納部3内に均一に除湿空気が当るようになっている。   The suction passage 13 of the adsorption dehumidifying device 4 has one suction port 13, and the two blowout ports 14 and 15 are opened in pairs on two surfaces of the adjacent outer shell 11. In the outer shell 11, a dehumidifying path from the suction port 13 through the air passage 12 to the one outlet 14 and a regeneration path from the inlet 13 through the air passage 12 to the other outlet 15 are configured. . The air outlet 14 of the dehumidifying path blows upward into the storage unit 3 so that the dehumidified air uniformly strikes the storage unit 3 including the inner drawer 6.

除湿経路と再生経路の吸込口13は、常に収納部3内に開放していて、各吹出口14,15は、開閉ダンパ機構16によって開閉される。開閉ダンパ機構16は、ステッピングモーター17の回転軸上に吹出口開閉ブレードが取付けられている。再生経路の吹出口15は、収納部3の前パネルから気密を保って庫外に連絡されている。   The suction port 13 of the dehumidification route and the regeneration route is always open in the storage portion 3, and the air outlets 14 and 15 are opened and closed by the opening / closing damper mechanism 16. The opening / closing damper mechanism 16 has a blower opening / closing blade mounted on the rotating shaft of the stepping motor 17. The air outlet 15 in the regeneration path is communicated to the outside from the front panel of the storage unit 3 while maintaining airtightness.

除湿器8は、セラミックス等の無機質繊維にシリカゲル等の吸湿材を重合反応を利用して、結合させたコルゲート構造材やハニカム構造材を積層して、被処理空気を通す直線状の多数の通路7が全体にわたって分布する、密度230〜270kg/mの直方体状に構成したもので、可逆的な吸放湿機能を有する。各通路7は平行状でそれらの開口端は全て除湿器8の対向する二面に開口している。この除湿器8の構造は、低圧損なため送風機9は小型のもので良い。 The dehumidifier 8 is formed by laminating a corrugated structure material or a honeycomb structure material in which a hygroscopic material such as silica gel is bonded to inorganic fibers such as ceramics using a polymerization reaction, and a plurality of linear passages through which air to be treated passes. 7 is a rectangular parallelepiped having a density of 230 to 270 kg / m 3 , distributed throughout, and has a reversible moisture absorption / release function. Each passage 7 has a parallel shape, and all open ends thereof are opened on two opposing surfaces of the dehumidifier 8. Since the structure of the dehumidifier 8 is low pressure loss, the blower 9 may be small.

加熱手段10は、正特性サーミスタと熱的に接続された放熱フィンが一体化された構成で、除湿器8の前段において風路12を横断する状態に組付けられている。除湿器8と外殻11との間には断熱空気層又は多泡性の断熱樹脂の断熱構造が設けられ、再生時に効率よく除湿器8を加熱するようになっている。加熱手段10と送風機9並びにステッピングモーター17は、吸着除湿装置4に組込まれたマイクロコンピューターを搭載した制御回路18によりそれぞれの運転が制御される。   The heating means 10 has a structure in which heat dissipating fins that are thermally connected to a positive temperature coefficient thermistor are integrated, and is assembled in a state of crossing the air passage 12 at the front stage of the dehumidifier 8. Between the dehumidifier 8 and the outer shell 11, a heat insulating structure of a heat insulating air layer or a multi-bubble heat insulating resin is provided so that the dehumidifier 8 can be efficiently heated during regeneration. The heating means 10, the blower 9, and the stepping motor 17 are controlled by a control circuit 18 equipped with a microcomputer incorporated in the adsorption dehumidifying device 4.

この収納庫1の付いたキッチンキャビネット2は、収納部3に半乾きや濡れた状態の調理用品等を入れ、電源を投入することにより、図6のタイムチャートに示すように、開閉ダンパ機構16によって先ず、所定時間(例えば15分間)再生経路の吹出口15を開き、送風機9及び加熱手段10を運転させる再生運転が行われる。再生経路の開放により、換気口5から収納庫1外の空気が吸込まれ、収納庫1から再生経路を経て庫外へ吹出される。つまり、再生運転により除湿器8の再生と併行して収納庫1内の換気が行われる。これにより収納庫1内の調理用品等の水分は、換気とともに庫外へ追い出され、庫内の湿度は、除湿器8の吸湿能力で処理できる程度になる。この後は、除湿経路と再生経路を交互に開閉させ、除湿器8に除湿過程と再生過程を交番させることにより収納庫1内を乾燥雰囲気にすることができる。収納庫1内を除湿する除湿運転は、ステッピングモーター17を回転させ、再生経路の吹出口15を、吹出口開閉ブレードによって閉止しておいて、送風機9を運転させることにより行われる。即ち、開放された除湿経路により収納庫1内に循環気流が形成され、除湿器8を通過するたびに湿気が分子状態で除湿器8に吸着され収納庫1内は迅速に低温乾燥雰囲気になる。このとき、換気口5から庫内の空気が漏れることはない。それは換気口5の圧力損失が吸込口13より大きくしてあるからである。   As shown in the time chart of FIG. 6, the open / close damper mechanism 16 is provided in the kitchen cabinet 2 with the storage 1 by putting semi-dry or wet cooking utensils into the storage unit 3 and turning on the power. First, a regeneration operation is performed in which the blowout port 15 of the regeneration path is opened for a predetermined time (for example, 15 minutes) and the blower 9 and the heating means 10 are operated. By opening the regeneration path, air outside the storage 1 is sucked from the ventilation port 5 and blown out of the storage 1 through the regeneration path. That is, ventilation in the storage 1 is performed in parallel with the regeneration of the dehumidifier 8 by the regeneration operation. As a result, moisture such as cooking utensils in the storage 1 is expelled to the outside along with ventilation, and the humidity in the storage is at a level that can be processed by the moisture absorption capacity of the dehumidifier 8. Thereafter, the dehumidification path and the regeneration path are alternately opened and closed, and the dehumidifier 8 can be switched between the dehumidification process and the regeneration process to make the inside of the storage 1 have a dry atmosphere. The dehumidifying operation for dehumidifying the inside of the storage 1 is performed by rotating the stepping motor 17 and closing the air outlet 15 of the regeneration path with the air outlet opening / closing blade and operating the blower 9. That is, a circulating airflow is formed in the storage 1 by the opened dehumidification path, and moisture is adsorbed to the dehumidifier 8 in a molecular state every time it passes through the dehumidifier 8, and the inside of the storage 1 quickly becomes a low temperature dry atmosphere. . At this time, the air in the cabinet does not leak from the ventilation port 5. This is because the pressure loss of the ventilation port 5 is larger than that of the suction port 13.

水の分子を吸着するにつれ除湿器8の吸着能は低下するので、除湿器8を再生過程において再生させる再生運転が行われる。除湿器8の再生は、ステッピングモーター17を回転させ、除湿経路の吹出口14を、吹出口開閉ブレードによって閉止し、送風機9を運転させて、加熱手段10に通電することによって、約70℃ほどの温度下で再生が行われる。即ち、開放された再生経路により庫外の空気が換気口5から収納庫1内へ吸込まれ、さらに吸込口13から吸込まれて加熱手段10の放熱板を通過することにより加熱され除湿器8の通路7を通ることで除湿器8の水分子が放出される。この後、加熱手段10への通電を断って除湿運転に移行する。再生運転と除湿運転の時間は、それぞれ例えば、15分程度に設定されている。これにより、収納部3に入れた調理用品等をカビや細菌の繁殖しない清潔で衛生的な環境に保管しておくことができる。   As the water molecules are adsorbed, the adsorptive capacity of the dehumidifier 8 decreases, so that a regeneration operation for regenerating the dehumidifier 8 in the regeneration process is performed. The regeneration of the dehumidifier 8 is performed by rotating the stepping motor 17, closing the blower outlet 14 of the dehumidification path by the blower opening / closing blade, operating the blower 9, and energizing the heating means 10, and about 70 ° C. Regeneration is performed at a temperature of. That is, the outside air is sucked into the storage 1 from the ventilation port 5 by the opened regeneration path, and is further heated by passing through the heat radiating plate of the heating means 10 through the suction port 13. Water molecules in the dehumidifier 8 are released by passing through the passage 7. Thereafter, the energization to the heating means 10 is cut off and the operation proceeds to the dehumidifying operation. The time for the regeneration operation and the dehumidifying operation is set to about 15 minutes, for example. Thereby, the cooking utensils etc. put in the storage part 3 can be stored in a clean and hygienic environment where mold and bacteria do not propagate.

再生運転は、同時に収納庫1内を換気する換気運転でもあり、換気によって収納庫1内の湿度を下げることができるが、換気口5、収納庫1内、再生経路、庫外という一連の通路が形成されるため、乾燥状態が進み、運転を停止するときには、収納庫1の庫内雰囲気を維持するために制御回路18は除湿経路を開放し、再生経路を閉じてから運転を停止する。   The regeneration operation is also a ventilation operation in which the inside of the storage 1 is ventilated at the same time, and the humidity in the storage 1 can be lowered by ventilation, but a series of passages such as the vent 5, the storage 1, the regeneration path, and the outside of the storage Therefore, when the dry state progresses and the operation is stopped, the control circuit 18 opens the dehumidification path and closes the regeneration path to stop the operation in order to maintain the interior atmosphere of the storage 1.

なお、換気口5に開閉できる開閉蓋を設けてもよく、この場合、庫内湿度に応じて変形する湿度変形部材を用いて、庫内湿度が所定値以下になったら換気口5を自動的に開閉蓋で塞ぐようにすることもできる。   In addition, an opening / closing lid that can be opened and closed may be provided at the ventilation port 5. In this case, the ventilation port 5 is automatically opened when the inside humidity becomes a predetermined value or less by using a humidity deforming member that deforms according to the inside humidity. It can also be closed with an open / close lid.

実施の形態2.
図7〜図9によって示す本実施の形態は、キッチンキャビネットの収納庫に吸着除湿装置と温風装置を併設したものであり、それ以外の基本的な構成は実施の形態1のものと同じである。従って、実施の形態1と同じ部分については、実施の形態1のものと同じ符号を用い、それらの説明は省略する。
Embodiment 2. FIG.
The present embodiment shown in FIGS. 7 to 9 has an adsorption dehumidifying device and a hot air device provided in the storage of a kitchen cabinet, and the other basic configuration is the same as that of the first embodiment. is there. Therefore, the same reference numerals as those of the first embodiment are used for the same parts as those of the first embodiment, and the description thereof is omitted.

図7は、本実施の形態のキッチンキャビネット2の断面構成図である。このキッチンキャビネット2は、収納庫1に、吸着除湿装置4と温風装置19が併設されている。温風装置19は、図8に示すように正特性サーミスタ20と送風機21とで構成され、庫内の空気を吸込み、昇温して庫内へ吹出す。調理用品等の収納を阻害しない奥側上部に設けられ、吸込口にはダクト22が付けられていて、収納庫1の下側から空気を吸込み、上側から吹出すようになっている。これにより、ショートサーキットが防止でき、庫内の温度分布の均一化を図ることができる。   FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional configuration diagram of the kitchen cabinet 2 of the present embodiment. In the kitchen cabinet 2, an adsorption dehumidifying device 4 and a hot air device 19 are provided in the storage 1. As shown in FIG. 8, the warm air device 19 is composed of a positive temperature coefficient thermistor 20 and a blower 21. The warm air device 19 sucks the air in the cabinet, raises the temperature, and blows it out into the cabinet. It is provided in the upper part on the back side that does not obstruct the storage of cooking utensils or the like, and a duct 22 is attached to the suction port so that air is sucked in from the lower side of the storage 1 and blown out from the upper side. Thereby, a short circuit can be prevented and the temperature distribution in the warehouse can be made uniform.

梅雨時期等では、湿度が85%程度まで上昇するために、調理用品等に付着している水滴などの蒸発は殆ど期待することはできない。また、キッチンキャビネット2や収納庫1の内壁に結露を生じ、カビの発生を伴うこともある。このようなときに、温風装置19を運転し、6℃程度庫内温度を上昇させれば、例えば温度20℃、湿度85%が、温度26℃、湿度60%程度になり、湿球温度の絶対温度と空気条件での絶対湿度の差は20℃、50%の状態とほぼ同一となる。つまり、調理用品等に付着した水滴の蒸発速度もほぼ同じとなり、再生運転時の庫内の乾燥を促進できる。   In the rainy season, etc., the humidity rises to about 85%, so evaporation of water droplets adhering to cooking utensils etc. can hardly be expected. In addition, condensation may occur on the inner walls of the kitchen cabinet 2 and the storage 1 to cause mold. In such a case, if the warm air device 19 is operated and the inside temperature is increased by about 6 ° C., for example, the temperature 20 ° C. and the humidity 85% become the temperature 26 ° C. and the humidity 60%. The difference between the absolute temperature and the absolute humidity under the air condition is almost the same as the state of 20 ° C. and 50%. That is, the evaporation rate of water droplets adhering to cooking utensils and the like becomes substantially the same, and drying in the cabinet during the regeneration operation can be promoted.

図9の空気線図により詳細に説明すると、今、温度20℃で湿度50%の時の調理用品等に付着している水滴の蒸発量は、一般にQ=KA(Pw2−Pw1)で表される。Pw1・Pw2は空気の水蒸気圧であり、単位はkPaである(図9のイ,ロ)。この条件での蒸発量は、Q=KA(1.64−1.2)=0.44KAである。また梅雨時期などの空気条件は、温度28℃、湿度85%とすれば、この時の蒸発量は、Q=KA(3.35−3.23)=0.12KAとなり、20℃,50%に比べ大幅に蒸発量が低下する(図9のハ,ニ)。温風装置19で加熱し、34℃まで上昇すれば、このときの蒸発量は、Q=KA(3.66−3.23)=0.43KAとなり、20℃、50%のときとほぼ同じ量の蒸発量が実現できる(図9のホ,へ)。ここでのKは係数であり、Aは調理用品等の濡れている面積であり、ほぼ一定の値を示すので、水蒸気圧の差の大小によって蒸発量の比較が可能である。   If it demonstrates in detail with the air diagram of FIG. 9, now the evaporation amount of the water droplet adhering to cooking utensils etc. at the time of temperature 20 degreeC and humidity 50% is generally represented by Q = KA (Pw2-Pw1). The Pw1 and Pw2 are water vapor pressures of air, and the unit is kPa (A and B in FIG. 9). The evaporation amount under these conditions is Q = KA (1.64-1.2) = 0.44KA. If the air condition such as the rainy season is temperature 28 ° C and humidity 85%, the evaporation amount at this time becomes Q = KA (3.35-3.23) = 0.12KA, 20 ° C, 50%. The amount of evaporation is significantly lower than that of Fig. 9 (c). If it heats with the warm air apparatus 19 and raises to 34 degreeC, the evaporation amount at this time will be Q = KA (3.66-3.23) = 0.43KA, and is the same as the time of 20 degreeC and 50%. The amount of evaporation can be realized (e) in FIG. Here, K is a coefficient, and A is the wet area of the cooking utensil or the like, and shows a substantially constant value. Therefore, the evaporation amounts can be compared depending on the difference in the water vapor pressure.

実施の形態3.
図10によって示す本実施の形態は、吸着除湿装置の再生経路と除湿経路の吸込口と吹出口がそれぞれ別になっているキッチンキャビネットに温風装置を設けたものである。基本的な構成は実施の形態2のものと同じである。従って、実施の形態2と同じ部分については、実施の形態2のものと同じ符号を用い、それらの説明は省略する。
Embodiment 3 FIG.
In the present embodiment shown in FIG. 10, a warm air device is provided in a kitchen cabinet in which the regeneration path of the adsorption dehumidifier and the suction port and the outlet of the dehumidification path are separated from each other. The basic configuration is the same as that of the second embodiment. Therefore, the same parts as those of the second embodiment are denoted by the same reference numerals as those of the second embodiment, and the description thereof is omitted.

本実施の形態のキッチンキャビネット2でも、濡れた調理用品等を収納庫1に入れた直後に温風装置19を動作させることで、実施の形態2と同様に庫内の乾燥を速やかに進行させることができる。   Even in the kitchen cabinet 2 of the present embodiment, the hot-air device 19 is operated immediately after the wet cooking utensils or the like are put in the storage 1, so that the drying in the storage is rapidly advanced as in the second embodiment. be able to.

キッチンキャビネットの斜視図である。(実施の形態1)It is a perspective view of a kitchen cabinet. (Embodiment 1) 収納部を収めた状態のキッチンキャビネットの断面図である。(実施の形態1)It is sectional drawing of the kitchen cabinet of the state which accommodated the accommodating part. (Embodiment 1) 収納部を引出した状態のキッチンキャビネットの断面図である。(実施の形態1)It is sectional drawing of the kitchen cabinet of the state which pulled out the accommodating part. (Embodiment 1) 内引出しを単独で示す斜視図である。(実施の形態1)It is a perspective view which shows an inner drawer independently. (Embodiment 1) 吸着除湿装置の断面図である。(実施の形態1)It is sectional drawing of an adsorption dehumidification apparatus. (Embodiment 1) 収納庫の動作を示すタイムチャートである。(実施の形態1)It is a time chart which shows operation | movement of a storage. (Embodiment 1) キッチンキャビネットの断面構成図である。(実施の形態2)It is a section lineblock diagram of a kitchen cabinet. (Embodiment 2) 温風装置の断面構成図である。(実施の形態2)It is a section lineblock diagram of a warm air device. (Embodiment 2) 空気線図である。(実施の形態2)It is an air diagram. (Embodiment 2) キッチンキャビネットの断面構成図である。(実施の形態3)It is a section lineblock diagram of a kitchen cabinet. (Embodiment 3)

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1 収納庫、 2 キッチンキャビネット、 3 収納部、 4 吸着除湿装置、 5 換気口、 7 通路、 8 除湿器、 9 送風機、 10 加熱手段、 11 外殻、 12 風路、 13 吸込口、 14,15 吹出口、 16 開閉ダンパ機構、 19 温風装置。   DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Storage, 2 Kitchen cabinet, 3 Storage part, 4 Adsorption dehumidification apparatus, 5 Ventilation port, 7 Passage, 8 Dehumidifier, 9 Blower, 10 Heating means, 11 Outer shell, 12 Air path, 13 Inlet, 14, 15 Air outlet, 16 Open / close damper mechanism, 19 Hot air device.

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空気を通す多数の通路を有し、可逆的な吸放湿機能を備えた除湿器と、この除湿器の通路に通風させる送風機と、前記除湿器に通す空気を昇温する加熱手段とを組込んだ風路を外殻内に構成し、この風路を経路とする開閉可能で物品を収納する収納庫内に通じる吸込口と吹出口を持つ除湿経路と、同風路を経路とする前記吹出口とは別の前記収納庫外に連絡する吹出口と、前記吸込口とを繋ぐ再生経路とを構成し、前記除湿経路と前記再生経路とをモーターで動作する開閉ダンパ機構によって切換え、前記再生経路による再生運転と前記除湿経路による除湿運転とを行うようにし、再生運転では前記収納庫外に通じる換気口から同収納庫内を経て前記吸込口に至り、前記再生経路を通って収納庫外へ空気流が流れるようにしたキッチンキャビネット。   A dehumidifier having a large number of passages through which air passes and having a reversible moisture absorption / release function, a blower for passing air through the passages of the dehumidifier, and heating means for raising the temperature of the air passed through the dehumidifier are assembled. A dehumidifying path having a suction port and a blowout opening that can be opened and closed with the air path as a path, and is connected to the storage for storing articles, and the air path as a path. Constructing a regeneration path connecting the air outlet and the air outlet, which is different from the air outlet, and the suction port, and switching the dehumidification path and the regeneration path by an open / close damper mechanism operated by a motor, The regeneration operation by the regeneration route and the dehumidification operation by the dehumidification route are performed, and in the regeneration operation, the ventilation port leading to the outside of the storage room leads to the suction port through the storage room, and the storage room through the regeneration path. Kitchen cabinet that allows airflow to flow outside Tsu door. 請求項1に記載のキッチンキャビネットであって、運転停止に際しては、除湿経路を開放した状態にして停止するようにしたキッチンキャビネット。   It is a kitchen cabinet of Claim 1, Comprising: When stopping operation, the kitchen cabinet which made the dehumidification path | route open and was made to stop. 請求項1又は請求項2のいずれかに記載のキッチンキャビネットであって、収納庫内の空気を温風にして同収納庫内へ吹出す温風装置を備えたキッチンキャビネット。   It is a kitchen cabinet in any one of Claim 1 or Claim 2, Comprising: The kitchen cabinet provided with the warm air apparatus which makes the air in a storage room into warm air and blows it out into the storage room. 上記収納庫は、空気を通す多数の通路を有し、可逆的な吸放湿機能を備えた除湿器と、この除湿器の通路に通風させる送風機と、前記除湿器に通す空気を昇温する加熱手段とを組込んだ風路を外殻内に構成し、この風路を経路とする開閉可能で物品を収納する収納庫内に通じる吸込口と吹出口を持つ除湿経路と、同風路を経路とする前記吸込口と前記吹出口とは別の前記収納庫外に連絡する吸込口と吹出口を持つ再生経路とを構成し、前記除湿経路と前記再生経路とをモーターで動作する開閉ダンパ機構によって切換え、前記再生経路による再生運転と前記除湿経路による除湿運転とを行うようにし、前記収納庫には、この収納庫内の空気を温風にして同収納庫内へ吹出す温風装置を備えたキッチンキャビネット。   The storage has a number of passages through which air passes, a dehumidifier having a reversible moisture absorption / release function, a blower for passing air through the passages of the dehumidifier, and the temperature of the air passing through the dehumidifier is increased. An air passage incorporating a heating means is formed in the outer shell, and a dehumidification passage having a suction port and a blow-out opening that can be opened and closed with the air passage as a route and accommodates an article, and the air passage. Opening and closing that operates the motor with the dehumidification path and the regeneration path, comprising a suction path that communicates with the outside of the storage, and a regeneration path that has a blowout opening, which are separate from the suction port and the blowout port. It is switched by a damper mechanism so that the regeneration operation by the regeneration path and the dehumidification operation by the dehumidification path are performed, and the storage room has warm air that is blown into the storage room by warming the air in the storage room Kitchen cabinet with equipment.
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