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Method and apparatus for separating gases based on electrically and magnetically enhanced monolithic carbon fiber composite sorbents

United States Patent

5,925,168
July 20, 1999
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A method for separating gases or other fluids involves placing a magnetic field on a monolithic carbon fiber composite sorption material to more preferentially attract certain gases or other fluids to the sorption material to which a magnetic field is applied. This technique may be combined with the known "pressure swing adsorption" technique utilizing the same sorption material.
Judkins; Roddie R. (Knoxville, TN), Burchell; Timothy D. (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 792,521
January 31, 1997
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-84OR21400 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. And contract no. DE-AC05-96OR22464 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.