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Xenon Collection Method and System

United States Patent Application

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A method and system for collecting xenon (Xe) is described. A microchannel heat exchanger is used in combination with a mechanical cooler and an absorbent. A combination of components makes up a Xe Collection Subsystem that is adapted for use in an efficient process for collecting, purifying, and measuring Xe isotopes collected from air as part of the International Monitoring System.
Hayes, James C. (Richland, WA), Humble, Paul H. (Richland, WA), Panisko, Mark E. (Richland, WA), Harper, Warren W. (Richland, WA)
15/ 256,403
September 2, 2016
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This work was conducted with support from the U.S. Government under contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.