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Microwave assisted centrifuge and related methods

United States Patent

August 17, 2010
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Centrifuge samples may be exposed to microwave energy to heat the samples during centrifugation and to promote separation of the different components or constituents of the samples using a centrifuge device configured for generating microwave energy and directing the microwave energy at a sample located in the centrifuge.
Meikrantz; David H. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 349,484
February 6, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05-ID14517, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.