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Extruder system and method for treatment of a gaseous medium

United States Patent

9,302,220
April 5, 2016
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A system for treatment of a gaseous medium, comprises an extruder having a barrel. The extruder further comprises a first inlet port, a second inlet port, and a plurality of outlet ports coupled to the barrel. The first inlet port is configured for feeding a lean sorbent, the second inlet port is configured for feeding a gaseous medium, and the plurality of outlet ports are configured for releasing a plurality of components removed from the gaseous medium. Further, the extruder comprises a plurality of helical elements coupled to a plurality of kneading elements, mounted on a shaft, and disposed within the barrel. The barrel and the plurality of helical and kneading elements together form an absorption unit and a desorption unit. The first and second inlet ports are formed in the absorption unit and the plurality of outlet ports are formed in the absorption and desorption units.
Silvi; Norberto (Clifton Park, NY), Perry; Robert James (Niskayuna, NY), Singh; Surinder Prabhjot (Schenectady, NY), Balch; Gary Stephen (Ballston Spa, NY), Westendorf; Tiffany Elizabeth Pinard (Troy, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
14/ 078,815
20150132204
November 13, 2013
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AR0000084 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.