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Title: Hollow fiber apparatus and use thereof for fluids separations and heat and mass transfers

A hollow fiber device includes a hollow fiber bundle, comprising a plurality of hollow fibers, a first tubesheet and a second tubesheet encapsulating respective distal ends of the hollow fiber bundle. The tubesheets have boreholes in fluid communication with bores of the hollow fibers. In at least one of the tubesheets, the boreholes are formed radially. The hollow fiber device can be utilized in heat exchange, in gas/gas, liquid/liquid and gas/liquid heat transfer, in combined heat and mass transfer and in fluid separation assemblies and processes. The design disclosed herein is light weight and compact and is particularly advantageous when the pressure of a first fluid introduced into the bores of hollow fibers is higher than the pressure on the shell side of the device.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1134260
Assignee:
PoroGen Corporation (Woburn, MA) DOESC
Patent Number(s):
8,747,980
Application Number:
13/492,714
Contract Number:
SC000336
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jun 08
Research Org:
PoroGen Corporation, Woburn, MA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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