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Distillation process using microchannel technology

United States Patent

November 3, 2009
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The disclosed invention relates to a distillation process for separating two or more components having different volatilities from a liquid mixture containing the components. The process employs microchannel technology for effecting the distillation and is particularly suitable for conducting difficult separations, such as the separation of ethane from ethylene, wherein the individual components are characterized by having volatilities that are very close to one another.
Tonkovich; Anna Lee (Dublin, OH), Simmons; Wayne W. (Dublin, OH), Silva; Laura J. (Dublin, OH), Qiu; Dongming (Carbondale, IL), Perry; Steven T. (Galloway, OH), Yuschak; Thomas (Dublin, OH), Hickey; Thomas P. (Dublin, OH), Arora; Ravi (Dublin, OH), Smith; Amanda (Galloway, OH), Litt; Robert Dwayne (Westerville, OH), Neagle; Paul (Westerville, OH)
Velocys, Inc. (Plain City, OH)
11/ 177,941
July 8, 2005
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-FC36-04G014271 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.