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Microsystem process networks

United States Patent Application

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Various aspects and applications or microsystem process networks are described. The design of many types of microsystems can be improved by ortho-cascading mass, heat, or other unit process operations. Microsystems having energetically efficient microchannel heat exchangers are also described. Detailed descriptions of numerous design features in microcomponent systems are also provided.
Wegeng, Robert S. (Richland, WA), TeGrotenhuis, Ward E. (Kennewick, WA), Whyatt, Greg A. (West Richland, WA)
11/ 241,585
September 30, 2005
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.