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Title: Microfluidic process monitor for industrial solvent extraction system

The present invention provides a system for solvent extraction utilizing a first electrode with a raised area formed on its surface, which defines a portion of a microfluidic channel; a second electrode with a flat surface, defining another portion of the microfluidic channel that opposes the raised area of the first electrode; a reversibly deformable substrate disposed between the first electrode and second electrode, adapted to accommodate the raised area of the first electrode and having a portion that extends beyond the raised area of the first electrode, that portion defining the remaining portions of the microfluidic channel; and an electrolyte of at least two immiscible liquids that flows through the microfluidic channel. Also provided is a system for performing multiple solvent extractions utilizing several microfluidic chips or unit operations connected in series.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1344801
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC. (Chicago, IL) ANL
Patent Number(s):
9,233,859
Application Number:
14/067,560
Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 30
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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