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Airfoil-shaped micro-mixers for reducing fouling on membrane surfaces

United States Patent

October 23, 2012
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An array of airfoil-shaped micro-mixers that enhances fluid mixing within permeable membrane channels, such as used in reverse-osmosis filtration units, while minimizing additional pressure drop. The enhanced mixing reduces fouling of the membrane surfaces. The airfoil-shaped micro-mixer can also be coated with or comprised of biofouling-resistant (biocidal/germicidal) ingredients.
Ho; Clifford K. (Albuquerque, NM), Altman; Susan J. (Cedar Crest, NM), Clem; Paul G. (Albuquerque, NM), Hibbs; Michael (Albuquerque, NM), Cook; Adam W. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 268,542
November 11, 2008
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.