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Falling microbead counter-flow process for separating gas mixtures

United States Patent

July 7, 2015
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A method and reactor for removing a component from a gas stream is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes providing the gas stream containing the component that is to be removed and adsorbing the component out of the gas stream as the gas stream rises via microbeads of a sorbent falling down an adsorber section of a reactor.
Hornbostel; Marc D. (Palo Alto, CA), Krishnan; Gopala N. (Sunnyvale, CA), Sanjurjo; Angel (San Jose, CA)
SRI International (Menlo Park, CA)
13/ 489,586
June 6, 2012
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT FUNDING This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NT0005578, awarded by the Department of Energy (NETL). The Government has certain rights in this invention.