skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Air-sparged hydrocyclone for cryogenic gas vapor separation

Abstract

An air-sparged hydrocyclone for separating a vapor from a carrier gas is disclosed. The cyclone comprises a porous sparger covered by an outer gas plenum. A cryogenic liquid is injected to a tangential feed inlet at a velocity that induces a tangential flow and a cyclone vortex in the air-sparged hydrocyclone. The carrier gas is injected into the cyclone through the porous sparger. The vapor dissolves, condenses, desublimates, or a combination thereof, forming a vapor-depleted carrier gas and a vapor-enriched cryogenic liquid. The vapor-depleted carrier gas is drawn through a vortex finder and the vapor-enriched cryogenic liquid is drawn through an apex nozzle outlet. In this manner, the vapor is removed from the carrier gas.

Inventors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC, Orem, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576386
Patent Number(s):
10,399,092
Application Number:
15/439,482
Assignee:
Sustainable Energy Solutions, LLC (Orem, UT)
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0028697
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Feb 22
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Baxter, Larry, Hoeger, Christopher, Sayre, Aaron, Chamberlain, Skyler, Stitt, Kyler, Mansfield, Eric, Burt, Stephanie, Chamberlain, Jacom, Baxter, Andrew, and Davis, Nathan. Air-sparged hydrocyclone for cryogenic gas vapor separation. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Baxter, Larry, Hoeger, Christopher, Sayre, Aaron, Chamberlain, Skyler, Stitt, Kyler, Mansfield, Eric, Burt, Stephanie, Chamberlain, Jacom, Baxter, Andrew, & Davis, Nathan. Air-sparged hydrocyclone for cryogenic gas vapor separation. United States.
Baxter, Larry, Hoeger, Christopher, Sayre, Aaron, Chamberlain, Skyler, Stitt, Kyler, Mansfield, Eric, Burt, Stephanie, Chamberlain, Jacom, Baxter, Andrew, and Davis, Nathan. Tue . "Air-sparged hydrocyclone for cryogenic gas vapor separation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576386.
@article{osti_1576386,
title = {Air-sparged hydrocyclone for cryogenic gas vapor separation},
author = {Baxter, Larry and Hoeger, Christopher and Sayre, Aaron and Chamberlain, Skyler and Stitt, Kyler and Mansfield, Eric and Burt, Stephanie and Chamberlain, Jacom and Baxter, Andrew and Davis, Nathan},
abstractNote = {An air-sparged hydrocyclone for separating a vapor from a carrier gas is disclosed. The cyclone comprises a porous sparger covered by an outer gas plenum. A cryogenic liquid is injected to a tangential feed inlet at a velocity that induces a tangential flow and a cyclone vortex in the air-sparged hydrocyclone. The carrier gas is injected into the cyclone through the porous sparger. The vapor dissolves, condenses, desublimates, or a combination thereof, forming a vapor-depleted carrier gas and a vapor-enriched cryogenic liquid. The vapor-depleted carrier gas is drawn through a vortex finder and the vapor-enriched cryogenic liquid is drawn through an apex nozzle outlet. In this manner, the vapor is removed from the carrier gas.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1576386}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: