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Multi-phase contacting process using microchannel technology

United States Patent Application

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The disclosed technology relates to a process for contacting a liquid phase and a second fluid phase, comprising: flowing the liquid phase and/or second fluid phase in a process microchannel in contact with surface features in the process microchannel, the contacting of the surface features with the liquid phase and/or second fluid phase imparting a disruptive flow to the liquid phase and/or second fluid phase; contacting the liquid phase with the second fluid phase in the process microchannel; and transferring mass from the liquid phase to the second fluid phase and/or from the second fluid phase to the liquid phase.
Tonkovich, Anna Lee (Dublin, OH), Fanelli, Maddalena (Columbus, OH), Arora, Ravi (New Albany, OH), Sullivan, Timothy J. (Dublin, OH), Perry, Steven T. (Galloway, OH), Kuhlmann, David J. (Powell, OH)
11/ 483,136
July 7, 2006
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-FC36-04G014271 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.