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Microcomponent chemical process sheet architecture

United States Patent

5,811,062
September 22, 1998
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The invention is a microcomponent sheet architecture wherein macroscale unit processes are performed by microscale components. The sheet architecture may be a single laminate with a plurality of separate microcomponent sections or the sheet architecture may be a plurality of laminates with one or more microcomponent sections on each laminate. Each microcomponent or plurality of like microcomponents perform at least one chemical process unit operation. A first laminate having a plurality of like first microcomponents is combined with at least a second laminate having a plurality of like second microcomponents thereby combining at least two unit operations to achieve a system operation.
Wegeng; Robert S. (Richland, WA), Drost; M. Kevin (Richland, WA), Call; Charles J. (Pasco, WA), Birmingham; Joseph G. (Richland, WA), McDonald; Carolyn Evans (Richland, WA), Kurath; Dean E. (Benton County, WA), Friedrich; Michele (Prosser, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 606,155
February 23, 1996
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.