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Title: Apparatus for diffusion separation

Abstract

1. A diffuser separator apparatus which comprises a plurality of flow channels in a single stage, each of said channels having an inlet port and an outlet port and a constant cross sectional area between said ports, at least a portion of the defining surface of each of said channels being a diffusion separation membrane, and each of said channels having a different cross sectional area, means for connecting said channels in series so that each successive channel of said series has a smaller cross sectional area than the previous channel of said series, a source of gaseous mixture, individual means for flowing said gaseous mixture to the inlet port of each of said channels, gas receiving and analyzing means, individual means for flowing gas passing from each of said outlet ports and means for flowing gas passing through said membranes to said receiving and analyzing means, and individual means for connecting the outlet port of each channel with the inlet port of the channel having the next smaller cross sectional area.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Ann Arbor, MI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
UNION CARBIDE CORP
OSTI Identifier:
862614
Patent Number(s):
3973934
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; diffusion; separation; diffuser; separator; comprises; plurality; flow; channels; single; stage; inlet; outlet; constant; sectional; ports; portion; defining; surface; membrane; means; connecting; series; successive; channel; previous; source; gaseous; mixture; individual; flowing; gas; receiving; analyzing; passing; membranes; outlet ports; gas passing; flow channels; flow channel; gaseous mixture; separation membrane; single stage; flowing gas; separator apparatus; diffusion separation; /96/

Citation Formats

Nierenberg, William A. Apparatus for diffusion separation. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Nierenberg, William A. Apparatus for diffusion separation. United States.
Nierenberg, William A. Tue . "Apparatus for diffusion separation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862614.
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abstractNote = {1. A diffuser separator apparatus which comprises a plurality of flow channels in a single stage, each of said channels having an inlet port and an outlet port and a constant cross sectional area between said ports, at least a portion of the defining surface of each of said channels being a diffusion separation membrane, and each of said channels having a different cross sectional area, means for connecting said channels in series so that each successive channel of said series has a smaller cross sectional area than the previous channel of said series, a source of gaseous mixture, individual means for flowing said gaseous mixture to the inlet port of each of said channels, gas receiving and analyzing means, individual means for flowing gas passing from each of said outlet ports and means for flowing gas passing through said membranes to said receiving and analyzing means, and individual means for connecting the outlet port of each channel with the inlet port of the channel having the next smaller cross sectional area.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {8}
}

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