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Water-saving liquid-gas conditioning system

United States Patent

January 14, 2014
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A method for treating a process gas with a liquid comprises contacting a process gas with a hygroscopic working fluid in order to remove a constituent from the process gas. A system for treating a process gas with a liquid comprises a hygroscopic working fluid comprising a component adapted to absorb or react with a constituent of a process gas, and a liquid-gas contactor for contacting the working fluid and the process gas, wherein the constituent is removed from the process gas within the liquid-gas contactor.
Martin; Christopher L. (Grand Forks, ND), Zhuang; Ye (Grand Forks, ND)
Energy & Enviromental Research Center Foundation (Grand Forks, ND)
13/ 241,624
September 23, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC26-08NT43291 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.