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Laminated microchannel devices, mixing units and method of making same

United States Patent

December 17, 2002
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A laminated microchannel device is described in which there is a unit operation process layer that has longitudinal channel. The longitudinal channel is cut completely through the layer in which the unit process operation resides. Both the device structure and method of making the device provide significant advantages in terms of simplicity and efficiency. A static mixing unit that can be incorporated in the laminated microchannel device is also described.
Bennett; Wendy D. (Kennewick, WA), Hammerstrom; Donald J. (West Richland, WA), Martin; Peter M. (Kennewick, WA), Matson; Dean W. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
09/ 399,821
September 21, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.