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Simulated countercurrent moving bed chromatographic reactor and method for use thereof

United States Patent

July 10, 2001
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A method and apparatus for continuously reacting a feed gas to form a product and separating the product from unreacted feed gas is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of compartments and means for connecting the compartments in a series, with the last compartment in the series being connected to the first compartment in the series to provide a closed loop. Each compartment may include an upstream reaction zone and a downstream separation zone.
Carr; Robert W. (Minneapolis, MN), Tonkovich; Anna Lee Y. (Pasco, WA)
Regents of the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
08/ 469,685
June 6, 1995
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with the support of the U.S. Government under Department of Energy grant no. DE-FG02-84-ER13256. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.