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Title: Conditions for fluid separations in microchannels, capillary-driven fluid separations, and laminated devices capable of separating fluids

Abstract

Methods of separating fluids using capillary forces and/or improved conditions for are disclosed. The improved methods may include control of the ratio of gas and liquid Reynolds numbers relative to the Suratman number. Also disclosed are wick-containing, laminated devices that are capable of separating fluids.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Kennewick, WA
  2. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
970490
Patent Number(s):
7344576
Application Number:
11/070,628
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 B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

TeGrotenhuis, Ward E, and Stenkamp, Victoria S. Conditions for fluid separations in microchannels, capillary-driven fluid separations, and laminated devices capable of separating fluids. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
TeGrotenhuis, Ward E, & Stenkamp, Victoria S. Conditions for fluid separations in microchannels, capillary-driven fluid separations, and laminated devices capable of separating fluids. United States.
TeGrotenhuis, Ward E, and Stenkamp, Victoria S. Tue . "Conditions for fluid separations in microchannels, capillary-driven fluid separations, and laminated devices capable of separating fluids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/970490.
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Testing of a Microchannel Partial Condenser and Phase Separator in Reduced Gravity
conference, February 2009