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Title: Fluid clathrate system for continuous removal of heavy noble gases from mixtures of lighter gases

Abstract

An apparatus and method are disclosed for separation of heavy noble gas in a gas volume. An apparatus and method have been devised which includes a reservoir containing an oil exhibiting a clathrate effect for heavy noble gases with a reservoir input port and the reservoir is designed to enable the input gas volume to bubble through the oil with the heavy noble gas being absorbed by the oil exhibiting a clathrate effect. The gas having reduced amounts of heavy noble gas is output from the oil reservoir, and the oil having absorbed heavy noble gas can be treated by mechanical agitation and/or heating to desorb the heavy noble gas for analysis and/or containment and allow recycling of the oil to the reservoir. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
645959
Patent Number(s):
5743944
Application Number:
PAN: 8-540,715
Assignee:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Apr 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; RARE GASES; SEPARATION EQUIPMENT; SEPARATION PROCESSES; DESIGN; MATERIALS RECOVERY; ABSORPTION; CLATHRATES; OILS; REGENERATION

Citation Formats

Gross, K C, Markun, F, and Zawadzki, M T. Fluid clathrate system for continuous removal of heavy noble gases from mixtures of lighter gases. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Gross, K C, Markun, F, & Zawadzki, M T. Fluid clathrate system for continuous removal of heavy noble gases from mixtures of lighter gases. United States.
Gross, K C, Markun, F, and Zawadzki, M T. Tue . "Fluid clathrate system for continuous removal of heavy noble gases from mixtures of lighter gases". United States.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method are disclosed for separation of heavy noble gas in a gas volume. An apparatus and method have been devised which includes a reservoir containing an oil exhibiting a clathrate effect for heavy noble gases with a reservoir input port and the reservoir is designed to enable the input gas volume to bubble through the oil with the heavy noble gas being absorbed by the oil exhibiting a clathrate effect. The gas having reduced amounts of heavy noble gas is output from the oil reservoir, and the oil having absorbed heavy noble gas can be treated by mechanical agitation and/or heating to desorb the heavy noble gas for analysis and/or containment and allow recycling of the oil to the reservoir. 6 figs.},
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