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Title: Ultracentrifuge for separating fluid mixtures

Abstract

1. A centrifuge for the separation of fluid mixtures having light and heavy fractions comprising a cylindrical rotor, disc type end-plugs closing the ends of the rotor, means for mounting said rotor for rotation about its cylindrical axis, a housing member enclosing the rotor, a vacuum chamber in said housing about the central portion of the rotor, a collection chamber at each end of the housing, the innermost side of which is substantially formed by the outer face of the end-plug, means for preventing flow of the fluid from the collection chambers to said vacuum chamber, at least one of said end-plugs having a plurality of holes therethrough communicating between the collection chamber adjacent thereto and the inside of the rotor to induce countercurrent flow of the fluid in the centrifuge, means for feeding fluid to be processed into the centrifuge, means communicating with the collection chambers to extract the light and heavy separated fractions of the fluid, and means for rotating the rotor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Charlottesville, VA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862529
Patent Number(s):
3955757
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B04 - CENTRIFUGAL APPARATUS OR MACHINES FOR CARRYING-OUT PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES B04B - CENTRIFUGES
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(40-1)-1779
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ultracentrifuge; separating; fluid; mixtures; centrifuge; separation; light; heavy; fractions; comprising; cylindrical; rotor; disc; type; end-plugs; closing; means; mounting; rotation; axis; housing; enclosing; vacuum; chamber; central; portion; collection; innermost; substantially; formed; outer; end-plug; preventing; flow; chambers; plurality; holes; therethrough; communicating; adjacent; thereto; inside; induce; countercurrent; feeding; processed; extract; separated; rotating; adjacent thereto; countercurrent flow; vacuum chamber; current flow; collection chamber; central portion; fluid mixture; chamber adjacent; cylindrical rotor; fluid mixtures; cylindrical axis; /494/

Citation Formats

Lowry, Ralph A. Ultracentrifuge for separating fluid mixtures. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Lowry, Ralph A. Ultracentrifuge for separating fluid mixtures. United States.
Lowry, Ralph A. Thu . "Ultracentrifuge for separating fluid mixtures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862529.
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abstractNote = {1. A centrifuge for the separation of fluid mixtures having light and heavy fractions comprising a cylindrical rotor, disc type end-plugs closing the ends of the rotor, means for mounting said rotor for rotation about its cylindrical axis, a housing member enclosing the rotor, a vacuum chamber in said housing about the central portion of the rotor, a collection chamber at each end of the housing, the innermost side of which is substantially formed by the outer face of the end-plug, means for preventing flow of the fluid from the collection chambers to said vacuum chamber, at least one of said end-plugs having a plurality of holes therethrough communicating between the collection chamber adjacent thereto and the inside of the rotor to induce countercurrent flow of the fluid in the centrifuge, means for feeding fluid to be processed into the centrifuge, means communicating with the collection chambers to extract the light and heavy separated fractions of the fluid, and means for rotating the rotor.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
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