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Meniscus membranes for separations

United States Patent

January 27, 2004
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Gas separation membranes, especially meniscus-shaped membranes for gas separations are disclosed together with the use of such meniscus-shaped membranes for applications such as thermal gas valves, pre-concentration of a gas stream, and selective pre-screening of a gas stream. In addition, a rapid screening system for simultaneously screening polymer materials for effectiveness in gas separation is provided.
Dye; Robert C. (Irvine, CA), Jorgensen; Betty (Jemez Springs, NM), Pesiri; David R. (Aliso Viejo, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
09/ 826,484
April 4, 2001
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.