Separation process using microchannel technology

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7507274
APP PUB NO 20060249020A1
SERIAL NO

11367044

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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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Velocys, Inc.PLAIN CITY, OH106

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arora, Ravi Dublin , US 42 599
Burwell, Deanna Cleveland Heights , US 1 113
Chadwell, G Bradley Reynoldsburg , US 18 384
Dritz, Terence Andrew Worthington , US 4 190
Lamont, Michael Jay Hilliard , US 3 97
McDaniel, Jeffrey S Columbus , US 10 367
Perry, Steven T Galloway , US 46 812
Qiu, Dongming Bothell , US 39 705
Rogers,, Jr William A Marysville , US 1 43
Silva, Laura J Dublin , US 47 703
Simmons, Wayne W Dublin , US 34 698
Tonkovich, Anna Lee Dublin , US 114 1581
Weidert, Daniel J Lewis Center , US 1 113

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