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Methods for separating a fluid, and devices capable of separating a fluid

United States Patent

May 14, 2013
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Methods and apparatus for separating fluids are disclosed. We have discovered that, surprisingly, providing an open pore structure between a wick and an open flow channel resulted in superior separation performance. A novel and compact integrated device components for conducting separations are also described.
TeGrotenhuis; Ward E. (Kennewick, WA), Humble; Paul H. (Kennewick, WA), Caldwell; Dustin D. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
12/ 416,924
April 1, 2009
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.