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Title: Separation of components from a fluid by solids production

Abstract

A method for separating components from a fluid is disclosed. A cooling element is provided and is disposed in contact with a distal side of one or more thermally-conductive surfaces. One or more resistive heating elements are provided and are disposed in contact with or embedded in a proximal side of the one or more thermally-conductive surfaces. A fluid comprising one or more secondary components is provided. The fluid is passed across the one or more thermally conductive surfaces, the one or more secondary components freezing, crystallizing, desublimating, depositing, condensing, or combinations thereof, out of the fluid. The one or more resistive heating elements engage such that the one or more solid secondary components detach and pass out the solids outlet. The one or more resistive heating elements disengage, restarting production of the one or more solid secondary components.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600227
Patent Number(s):
10,458,704
Application Number:
15/692,506
Assignee:
Hall Labs LLC (Provo, UT)
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0028697
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 08/31/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Baxter, Larry L., Mansfield, Eric, Hoeger, Christopher, Stitt, Kyler, Chamberlain, Skyler, and Davis, Nathan. Separation of components from a fluid by solids production. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Baxter, Larry L., Mansfield, Eric, Hoeger, Christopher, Stitt, Kyler, Chamberlain, Skyler, & Davis, Nathan. Separation of components from a fluid by solids production. United States.
Baxter, Larry L., Mansfield, Eric, Hoeger, Christopher, Stitt, Kyler, Chamberlain, Skyler, and Davis, Nathan. Tue . "Separation of components from a fluid by solids production". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600227.
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title = {Separation of components from a fluid by solids production},
author = {Baxter, Larry L. and Mansfield, Eric and Hoeger, Christopher and Stitt, Kyler and Chamberlain, Skyler and Davis, Nathan},
abstractNote = {A method for separating components from a fluid is disclosed. A cooling element is provided and is disposed in contact with a distal side of one or more thermally-conductive surfaces. One or more resistive heating elements are provided and are disposed in contact with or embedded in a proximal side of the one or more thermally-conductive surfaces. A fluid comprising one or more secondary components is provided. The fluid is passed across the one or more thermally conductive surfaces, the one or more secondary components freezing, crystallizing, desublimating, depositing, condensing, or combinations thereof, out of the fluid. The one or more resistive heating elements engage such that the one or more solid secondary components detach and pass out the solids outlet. The one or more resistive heating elements disengage, restarting production of the one or more solid secondary components.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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