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Title: 3D printed modular centrifugal contactors and method for separating moieties using 3D printed optimized surfaces

Abstract

The present invention provides an annular centrifugal contactor, having a housing to receive a plurality of liquids; a rotor inside the housing; an annular mixing zone, with a plurality of fluid retention reservoirs; and an adjustable stem that can be raised to restrict the flow of a liquid into the rotor or lowered to increase the flow of liquid into the rotor. The invention also provides a method for transferring moieties from a first liquid to a second liquid, the method having the steps of combining the fluids in a housing whose interior has helically shaped first channels; subjecting the fluids to a spinning rotor to produce a mixture, whereby the channels simultaneously conduct the mixture downwardly and upwardly; and passing the mixture through the rotor to contact second channels, whereby the channels pump the second liquid through a first aperture while the first fluid exits a second aperture.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1377884
Patent Number(s):
9,744,476
Application Number:
15/066,393
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC ANL
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06H11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Mar 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Wardle, Kent E. 3D printed modular centrifugal contactors and method for separating moieties using 3D printed optimized surfaces. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Wardle, Kent E. 3D printed modular centrifugal contactors and method for separating moieties using 3D printed optimized surfaces. United States.
Wardle, Kent E. 2017. "3D printed modular centrifugal contactors and method for separating moieties using 3D printed optimized surfaces". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1377884.
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