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Integration of air separation membrane and coalescing filter for use on an inlet air system of an engine

United States Patent

February 25, 2003
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An intake air separation system suitable for combustion air of an internal combustion engine. An air separation device of the system includes a plurality of fibers, each fiber having a tube with a permeation barrier layer on the outer surface thereof and a coalescing layer on the inner surface thereof, to restrict fluid droplets from contacting the permeation barrier layer.
Moncelle; Michael E. (Bloomington, IL)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
10/ 036,661
December 21, 2001
The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-FC05-00OR22806 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.