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Title: Method for separating disparate components in a fluid stream

Abstract

The invention provides a method of separating a mixed component waste stream in a centrifugal separator. The mixed component waste stream is introduced into the separator and is centrifugally separated within a spinning rotor. A dual vortex separation occurs due to the phase density differences, with the phases exiting the rotor distinct from one another. In a preferred embodiment, aqueous solutions of organics can be separated with up to 100% efficiency. The relatively more dense water phase is centrifugally separated through a radially outer aperture in the separator, while the relatively less dense organic phase is separated through a radially inner aperture.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
867532
Patent Number(s):
4959158
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Unitd States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-88ID10297
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; separating; disparate; components; fluid; stream; provides; mixed; component; waste; centrifugal; separator; introduced; centrifugally; separated; spinning; rotor; dual; vortex; separation; occurs; due; phase; density; differences; phases; exiting; distinct; preferred; embodiment; aqueous; solutions; organics; 100; efficiency; relatively; dense; water; radially; outer; aperture; organic; inner; occurs due; organic phase; waste stream; fluid stream; preferred embodiment; aqueous solution; aqueous solutions; radially inner; radially outer; spinning rotor; separation occurs; water phase; density differences; centrifugal separator; component waste; mixed component; /210/366/494/

Citation Formats

Meikrantz, David H. Method for separating disparate components in a fluid stream. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Meikrantz, David H. Method for separating disparate components in a fluid stream. United States.
Meikrantz, David H. Mon . "Method for separating disparate components in a fluid stream". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867532.
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author = {Meikrantz, David H},
abstractNote = {The invention provides a method of separating a mixed component waste stream in a centrifugal separator. The mixed component waste stream is introduced into the separator and is centrifugally separated within a spinning rotor. A dual vortex separation occurs due to the phase density differences, with the phases exiting the rotor distinct from one another. In a preferred embodiment, aqueous solutions of organics can be separated with up to 100% efficiency. The relatively more dense water phase is centrifugally separated through a radially outer aperture in the separator, while the relatively less dense organic phase is separated through a radially inner aperture.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
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