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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 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Bolingbrook, IL)
  2. (Joliet, IL)
  3. (South Bend, IN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
871500
Patent Number(s):
5743944
Assignee:
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fluid; clathrate; continuous; removal; heavy; noble; gases; mixtures; lighter; apparatus; method; separation; gas; volume; devised; reservoir; containing; oil; exhibiting; effect; input; designed; enable; bubble; absorbed; reduced; amounts; output; treated; mechanical; agitation; heating; desorb; analysis; containment; allow; recycling; noble gases; heavy noble; gas volume; noble gas; oil reservoir; reservoir containing; mechanical agitation; reduced amount; continuous removal; /96/95/

Citation Formats

Gross, Kenneth C., Markun, Francis, and Zawadzki, Mary T. Fluid clathrate system for continuous removal of heavy noble gases from mixtures of lighter gases. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Gross, Kenneth C., Markun, Francis, & Zawadzki, Mary T. Fluid clathrate system for continuous removal of heavy noble gases from mixtures of lighter gases. United States.
Gross, Kenneth C., Markun, Francis, and Zawadzki, Mary T. Thu . "Fluid clathrate system for continuous removal of heavy noble gases from mixtures of lighter gases". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871500.
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title = {Fluid clathrate system for continuous removal of heavy noble gases from mixtures of lighter gases},
author = {Gross, Kenneth C. and Markun, Francis and Zawadzki, Mary T.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus and method 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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