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Separation of a target substance from a fluid or mixture using encapsulated sorbents

United States Patent

8,834,605
September 16, 2014
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Method and apparatus for separating a target substance from a fluid or mixture. Capsules having a coating and stripping solvents encapsulated in the capsules are provided. The coating is permeable to the target substance. The capsules having a coating and stripping solvents encapsulated in the capsules are exposed to the fluid or mixture. The target substance migrates through the coating and is taken up by the stripping solvents. The target substance is separated from the fluid or mixture by driving off the target substance from the capsules.
Aines; Roger D. (Livermore, CA), Spadaccini; Christopher M. (Oakland, CA), Stolaroff; Joshuah K. (Oakland, CA), Bourcier; William L. (Livermore, CA), Lewis; Jennifer A. (Urbana, IL), Duoss; Eric B. (Dublin, CA), Vericella; John J. (Champaign, IL)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. (Livermore, CA), The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
13/ 312,418
20120214219
December 6, 2011
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.