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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. Tue . "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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abstractNote = {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.},
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year = {Tue Aug 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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