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Title: Mass transfer apparatus and method for separation of gases

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.
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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC) SRS
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Patent File Date: 2015 Sep 08
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Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
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United States

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