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Methods for separation/purification utilizing rapidly cycled thermal swing sorption

United States Patent

November 9, 2004
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The present invention provides apparatus and methods for separating fluid components. In preferred embodiments, the apparatus and methods utilize microchannel devices with small distances for heat and mass transfer to achieve rapid cycle times and surprisingly large volumes of fluid components separated in short times using relatively compact hardware.
Tonkovich; Anna Lee Y. (Marysville, OH), Monzyk; Bruce F. (Delaware, OH), Wang; Yong (Richland, WA), VanderWiel; David P. (Columbus, OH), Perry; Steven T. (Galloway, OH), Fitzgerald; Sean P. (Columbus, OH), Simmons; Wayne W. (Dublin, OH), McDaniel; Jeffrey S. (Columbus, OH), Weller, Jr.; Albert E. (Columbus, OH)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 288,599
November 4, 2002
This invention was made with government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.