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Title: Microfluidic process monitor for industrial solvent extraction system

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1344801
Patent Number(s):
9233859
Application Number:
14/067,560
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC. (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C02 - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE C02F - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Gelis, Artem, Pereira, Candido, and Nichols, Kevin Paul Flood. Microfluidic process monitor for industrial solvent extraction system. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Gelis, Artem, Pereira, Candido, & Nichols, Kevin Paul Flood. Microfluidic process monitor for industrial solvent extraction system. United States.
Gelis, Artem, Pereira, Candido, and Nichols, Kevin Paul Flood. Tue . "Microfluidic process monitor for industrial solvent extraction system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1344801.
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