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Title: Separation process using microchannel technology

Abstract

The disclosed invention relates to a process and apparatus for separating a first fluid from a fluid mixture comprising the first fluid. The process comprises: (A) flowing the fluid mixture into a microchannel separator in contact with a sorption medium, the fluid mixture being maintained in the microchannel separator until at least part of the first fluid is sorbed by the sorption medium, removing non-sorbed parts of the fluid mixture from the microchannel separator; and (B) desorbing first fluid from the sorption medium and removing desorbed first fluid from the microchannel separator. The process and apparatus are suitable for separating nitrogen or methane from a fluid mixture comprising nitrogen and methane. The process and apparatus may be used for rejecting nitrogen in the upgrading of sub-quality methane.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7]; ;  [8];  [1];  [9];  [1];  [10]
  1. Dublin, OH
  2. Galloway, OH
  3. Bothell, WA
  4. Hilliard, OH
  5. Cleveland Heights, OH
  6. Worthington, OH
  7. Columbus, OH
  8. Marysville, OH
  9. Lewis Center, OH
  10. Reynoldsburg, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
986342
Patent Number(s):
7507274
Application Number:
11/367,044
Assignee:
Velocys, Inc. (Plain City, OH)
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:  
FC26-03NT41905
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Tonkovich, Anna Lee, Perry, Steven T, Arora, Ravi, Qiu, Dongming, Lamont, Michael Jay, Burwell, Deanna, Dritz, Terence Andrew, McDaniel, Jeffrey S, Rogers, Jr, William, A, Silva, Laura J, Weidert, Daniel J, Simmons, Wayne W, and Chadwell, G Bradley. Separation process using microchannel technology. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Tonkovich, Anna Lee, Perry, Steven T, Arora, Ravi, Qiu, Dongming, Lamont, Michael Jay, Burwell, Deanna, Dritz, Terence Andrew, McDaniel, Jeffrey S, Rogers, Jr, William, A, Silva, Laura J, Weidert, Daniel J, Simmons, Wayne W, & Chadwell, G Bradley. Separation process using microchannel technology. United States.
Tonkovich, Anna Lee, Perry, Steven T, Arora, Ravi, Qiu, Dongming, Lamont, Michael Jay, Burwell, Deanna, Dritz, Terence Andrew, McDaniel, Jeffrey S, Rogers, Jr, William, A, Silva, Laura J, Weidert, Daniel J, Simmons, Wayne W, and Chadwell, G Bradley. Tue . "Separation process using microchannel technology". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986342.
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abstractNote = {The disclosed invention relates to a process and apparatus for separating a first fluid from a fluid mixture comprising the first fluid. The process comprises: (A) flowing the fluid mixture into a microchannel separator in contact with a sorption medium, the fluid mixture being maintained in the microchannel separator until at least part of the first fluid is sorbed by the sorption medium, removing non-sorbed parts of the fluid mixture from the microchannel separator; and (B) desorbing first fluid from the sorption medium and removing desorbed first fluid from the microchannel separator. The process and apparatus are suitable for separating nitrogen or methane from a fluid mixture comprising nitrogen and methane. The process and apparatus may be used for rejecting nitrogen in the upgrading of sub-quality methane.},
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