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Title: Mixing in wicking structures and the use of enhanced mixing within wicks in microchannel devices

Abstract

Advanced wicking structures and methods utilizing these structures are described. The use of advanced wicking structures can promote rapid mass transfer while maintaining high capillary pressure through the use of small pores. Particularly improved results in fluid contacting processes can be achieved by enhanced mixing within a wicking layer within a microchannel.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
  3. Alexandria, VA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
963869
Patent Number(s):
7540475
Application Number:
11/229,349
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01F - MIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Stenkamp, Victoria S, TeGrotenhuis, Ward E, and Wegeng, Robert S. Mixing in wicking structures and the use of enhanced mixing within wicks in microchannel devices. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Stenkamp, Victoria S, TeGrotenhuis, Ward E, & Wegeng, Robert S. Mixing in wicking structures and the use of enhanced mixing within wicks in microchannel devices. United States.
Stenkamp, Victoria S, TeGrotenhuis, Ward E, and Wegeng, Robert S. Tue . "Mixing in wicking structures and the use of enhanced mixing within wicks in microchannel devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/963869.
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Simulation of helical flows in microchannels
journal, April 2004


Controlling Flows in Microchannels with Patterned Surface Charge and Topography
journal, August 2003


Techniques to Enhance Fluid Micro-Mixing and Chaotic Micromixers
journal, December 2005


Smaller, faster chemistry
journal, June 1998


Micromixers—a review on passive and active mixing principles
journal, April 2005