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Gas separation membrane module assembly

United States Patent

March 31, 2009
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A gas-separation membrane module assembly and a gas-separation process using the assembly. The assembly includes a set of tubes, each containing gas-separation membranes, arranged within a housing. The housing contains a tube sheet that divides the space within the housing into two gas-tight spaces. A permeate collection system within the housing gathers permeate gas from the tubes for discharge from the housing.
Wynn; Nicholas P (Palo Alto, CA), Fulton; Donald A. (Fairfield, CA)
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
11/ 271,402
November 13, 2005
This invention was made in part with Government support under SBIR award number DE-FG02-03ER83836, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.