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Liquid-phase and vapor-phase dehydration of organic/water solutions

United States Patent

August 23, 2011
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Processes for dehydrating an organic/water solution by pervaporation or vapor separation using fluorinated membranes. The processes are particularly useful for treating mixtures containing light organic components, such as ethanol, isopropanol or acetic acid.
Huang; Yu (Palo Alto, CA), Ly; Jennifer (San Jose, CA), Aldajani; Tiem (San Jose, CA), Baker; Richard W. (Palo Alto, CA)
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
11/ 715,245
March 6, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made in party with Government support under SBIR award number DE-FG02-04ER84001, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.