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

Abstract

A hollow fiber fluid separation device includes a hollow fiber cartridge, comprising a plurality of hollow fiber membranes arranged around a central tubular core, 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 fiber membrane. In at least one of the tubesheets, the boreholes are formed radially and are in communication with the central tubular core. The hollow fiber fluid separation device can be utilized in liquid separation applications such as ultrafiltration and in gas separation processes such as air separation. The design disclosed herein is light weight and compact and is particularly advantageous at high operating temperatures when the pressure of the feed 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:
Research Org.:
POROGEN CORPORATION, Woburn, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1352053
Patent Number(s):
9,623,369
Application Number:
13/492,757
Assignee:
POROGEN CORPORATION
DOE Contract Number:  
SC000336
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jun 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Bikson, Benjamin, Etter, Stephen, and Ching, Nathaniel. Hollow fiber apparatus and use thereof for fluids separations and heat and mass transfers. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Bikson, Benjamin, Etter, Stephen, & Ching, Nathaniel. Hollow fiber apparatus and use thereof for fluids separations and heat and mass transfers. United States.
Bikson, Benjamin, Etter, Stephen, and Ching, Nathaniel. Tue . "Hollow fiber apparatus and use thereof for fluids separations and heat and mass transfers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352053.
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abstractNote = {A hollow fiber fluid separation device includes a hollow fiber cartridge, comprising a plurality of hollow fiber membranes arranged around a central tubular core, 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 fiber membrane. In at least one of the tubesheets, the boreholes are formed radially and are in communication with the central tubular core. The hollow fiber fluid separation device can be utilized in liquid separation applications such as ultrafiltration and in gas separation processes such as air separation. The design disclosed herein is light weight and compact and is particularly advantageous at high operating temperatures when the pressure of the feed fluid introduced into the bores of hollow fibers is higher than the pressure on the shell side of the device.},
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