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Title: Mass transfer apparatus and method for separation of gases

Abstract

A process and apparatus for separating components of a source gas is provided in which more soluble components of the source gas are dissolved in an aqueous solvent at high pressure. The system can utilize hydrostatic pressure to increase solubility of the components of the source gas. The apparatus includes gas recycle throughout multiple mass transfer stages to improve mass transfer of the targeted components from the liquid to gas phase. Separated components can be recovered for use in a value added application or can be processed for long-term storage, for instance in an underwater reservoir.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1223120
Patent Number(s):
9155992
Application Number:
14/487,235
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Alken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS

Citation Formats

Blount, Gerald C. Mass transfer apparatus and method for separation of gases. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Blount, Gerald C. Mass transfer apparatus and method for separation of gases. United States.
Blount, Gerald C. Tue . "Mass transfer apparatus and method for separation of gases". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1223120.
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