Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA subsea storage unit (SSU) with a flexible bag (flexible bladder or expandable skin) is used for produced water storage. The use of the SSU allows the solids to settle out in the storage vessel that would otherwise have settled out and accumulated on underwater surfaces, removal of hydrocarbons and the smoothing out of variations in water quality resulting from process upsets. Solids that remain in suspension and exit the SSU will then disperse without any appreciable settlement to be completely dispersed. Accumulated solids can be retrieved with the expandable skin, which can then be replaced for continued service.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA shale shaker that includes a base, a basket, a vibrator interconnected with the basket, and two shaker screens releasably mounted on the basket, with the first shaker screen having a discharge end, with the second screen having a first end with a seal abutted thereto, with the second screen positioned such that the seal is positioned below the first shaker screen, and positioned so that discharge from the first screen will not discharge onto the seal.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA faucet water filtering device includes a shell, provided with a water input port on its top portion; a valve seat, disposed in the shell, and provided with a working valve having one input and three outputs; a ceramic valve core component, disposed in the valve seat; a flow meter connection rod, inserted into a side of the shell; a filter core, disposed on a side of the shell; a filter core connection seat, disposed on a side of the shell for receiving the filter core, and connected to first water output port of the valve seat through the flow meter connection rod by means of a water route; and a connection seat, disposed on bottom of the valve seat, and provided with raw water and shower water hole channels corresponding to water output ports at bottom of the shell.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention describes a hybrid device 1 allowing purification and either recycling of water or discarding of water, wherein said hybrid device 1 comprises a recirculation loop 2, a filter system 3 and multiple sensors 4, wherein the multiple sensors 4 are conductivity sensors, wherein the hybrid device 1 also comprises a micro processor and wherein the multiple sensors are connected to the micro processor.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA process and apparatus for the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes, preferably to also produce a useful biogas, is described. The waste may have a total solids (TS) concentration of 6% or less while a digester is operated at a higher solids concentration, for example with a feed TS concentration of 8-12%. One or more separation stages downstream of the digester separate active bacteria and undigested organics from the digestate, and return separated matter to the digester. Optionally, a feed thickening apparatus and step may be provided upstream of the digester. The upstream thickener and recycle from the downstream separation stages are operated such that the TS of the combined inputs to the digester is within a desired range.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn ultra-portable water purification system (1). The system (1) can include a pump (22) for pumping water under pressure through the water purification system (1). The system (1) can also include a battery (14) for supplying power to operate the pump (22), a power source (10) for providing power to the battery (14) and the pump (22), and a charge controller (18), electrically connected to the power source (10), battery (14), and pump (22), for regulating power received from the power source (10) and limiting the power provided to the battery (14) to power the pump (22). The water purification system (1) can also include a mesh strainer (20) upstream of the pump (22), a sediment filter (26), and an electropositive filter (30). The mesh strainer (20), sediment filter (26) and electropositive filter (30) are arranged in series such that the source water is pumped sequentially therethrough.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA granular or particulate composition of matter that includes algae and bacteria is described. The algal-sludge granules are generated by incubating a wastewater system with algae under specific quiescent conditions with illumination. Once the algal-sludge granules are present, it is no longer necessary to maintain quiescent conditions, and reaction with wastewater under stirred conditions is possible. The methods described include ab initio generation of the algal-sludge granules, use of the algal-sludge granules to remediate wastewater, and use of the algal-sludge granules to generate biomass. It is believed that the remediation of wastewater by algal-sludge granules will save the energy for wastewater treatment, recover the energy in wastewater in the form of biomass, and reduce the wastewater treatment carbon footprint.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for mixing and mixing processes and structures are disclosed. In addition a nozzle used for mixing is disclosed.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTTreatment of an aqueous solution to yield a product is more desirable for disposal by an advanced oxidation process. Ozone is mixed with the solution, and maintaining at an elevated pressure for a time. The process may include recirculation past injector that injects ozone into the solution. Influent may be sewage, septage, leachate, ballast, and so on. The process disinfects and/or denutrifies the effluent. It may include (a) back-to-back processing of batches (b) overlapping processing with a previously treated batch (c) off-gassing (d) repetitive high pressure and low pressure cycles (e) post processing steps, such as retention without addition of ozone for a period of time to permit flocculates longer to form (f) post process filtering to remove flocculates (g) simultaneous post-processing of one batch while another batch is being processed. The process may include the treatment of solutions containing pharmaceuticals.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethods for treating fruits and/or vegetables to oxide any organic contaminates thereon are provided, using an aqueous solution. The aqueous solution can include a ferrous salt and an acid, and can be exposed to oxygen gas, allowing the organic contaminates to be oxidized via exposure to the aqueous solution and oxygen gas. Then, the outer surface of the fruits and/or vegetables can be washed to remove the aqueous solution. The aqueous solution can have a pH of about 4 to about 9, and can also be adjusted during the method. Methods are also disclosed for oxidizing organic compounds in an aqueous sample via measuring the pH of the aqueous sample; determining an appropriate chemical equation for oxidation based upon the pH measured; and thereafter, adjusting the pH of the aqueous sample.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and methods for generating reactive oxygen species formulations useful in various oxidation applications. Exemplary formulations include singlet oxygen or superoxide and can also contain hydroxyl radicals or hydroperoxy radicals, among others. Formulations can contain other reactive species, including other radicals. Exemplary formulations containing peracids are activated to generate singlet oxygen. Exemplary formulations include those containing a mixture of superoxide and hydrogen peroxide. Exemplary formulations include those in which one or more components of the formulation are generated electrochemically. Formulations of the invention containing reactive oxygen species can be further activated to generate reactive oxygen species using activation chosen from a Fenton or Fenton-like catalyst, ultrasound, ultraviolet radiation or thermal activation. Exemplary applications of the formulations of the invention among others include: cleaning in place applications, water treatment, soil decontamination and flushing of well casings and water distribution pipes.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethod for treating water comprising: a step for putting said water into contact with an adsorbent powdery material in a concentration of 0.1 to 5 g/L in a membrane reactor containing at least one submerged filtration membrane; a step of filtration by submerged membrane of said water containing said adsorbent powdery material in said membrane reactor, said membrane being at least partly constituted by an organic material; characterized in that it includes steps aimed at limiting the abrasion of said at least one submerged membrane by said adsorbent powdery material, said steps consisting in: putting said water containing said adsorbent powdery material into contact, in said membrane reactor, with a particulate polymer material constituted by particles in a concentration of 1 g/L to 10 g/L, said particles having an average diameter of 1 mm to 5 mm and a density of 1.05 to 1.5; and stirring said mixture constituted by water, adsorbent powdery material and particulate polymer material within said membrane reactor containing said at least one filtration membrane.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is an apparatus for separating and collecting oil spilled in an ocean, which is capable of easily removing the oil spilled in rivers, reservoirs, or oceans using a density difference between water and oil. The apparatus for separating and collecting oil spilled in the ocean according to the present invention includes a separator body having a separation space therein formed to receive mixed water in which water and oil are mixed, and a mixed water introducing part formed at one side thereof to introduce the mixed water, a drainage member which is installed in the separation space, and in which an end thereof is connected and in communication with the separator body to be located lower than a level of the water, such that the water separated from the oil due to a density difference is discharged to an outer side of the separator body, and a length adjusting part configured to move a height of an upper end of the drainage member exposed to the outer side of the separator body vertically to control the level of the water in the separator body.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present disclosure provides a particulate matter comprising a combination of crystalline manganese oxide and amorphous manganese oxide, the crystalline form being present and forms passages throughout a cross section of said particulate matter, wherein said crystalline form define a specific surface area that is greater than the outer surface of said particulate matter. Also provided herein is a process for removing chemical contaminants from flowing water making use of the particulate matter and a device and a system comprising the particulate matter.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA bio-inspired method for detoxifying contaminated water is disclosed. In the method, polydopamine, a mussel-inspired adhesive catecholamine was used as an adsorbent to effectively remove from contaminated water three major classes of toxic agents: heavy metal ions (e.g., Cr, Hg, Pb, Cu, and Cd), toxic organic species (e.g., 4-aminopyridine), and radioisotopes (e.g., Lutetium-177). Furthermore, the polydopamine adsorbent was regenerated by treatment with acid or hydrogen peroxide.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a metal-organic framework (MOF) for use in removing particular chemical species or compounds from a liquid. In particular, the present invention provides an MOF having a molecular formula of Zr6(μ3-O)4(μ3OH)4(OH)4(H2O)4(TBAPy)2, wherein TBAPy is 1,3,6,8-tetrakis (p-benzoic-acid)pyrene, (known as NU-1000) for use in complexing selenate or selenite from a liquid or liquid stream. Further, the selenium based oxy-anions are removed to concentrations below that specified for wastewater discharge by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for flue gas desulfurization operations in the fossil fueled electric power generation industry. Such water treatment results are achieved even in the presence of competing sulfate anion challenges and at elevated temperatures comparable to condensate cooling water.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method of dye removal from wastewater includes producing activated carbon from heavy oil fly ash and using the activated carbon to adsorb dye in the wastewater. The heavy oil fly ash based activated carbon is produced using phosphoric acid based chemical activation. The dye can be removed from wastewater by contacting the wastewater with the activated carbon. The activated carbon can then be separated from the wastewater to remove the dye, and thereby, purify the wastewater.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA unit for pretreating water by heat and/or ion treatment. It provides a pretreatment unit including a direct contact heat and/or ion exchanger having a continuous or dispersed phase that includes a fluorinated liquid that is not miscible with water with a density of more than 1.25.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA water treatment tank is constructed from several adjoining intermodal containers (ICs). The adjoining ICs are angularly disposed relative to each other so as to surround a tank area. Each IC has a reinforced sidewall defining a tank wall or tank wall part. A bracing structure is attached to ICs end walls at each junction between adjoining ICs. The tank having a liner supported at the sidewalls and covering the ground at the tank area.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTBallast water in a ship is treated in at least two ballast tanks with a system for treatment of ballast water. The ballast tanks are in fluid communication with each other so that ballast water can be pumped to each one of the ballast tanks and so that ballast water can be pumped between the ballast tanks either treated or untreated. Ballast water is pumped onboard such that at least one ballast tank is left empty. Next, ballast water is pumped via the system for treatment of ballast water from one ballast tank with untreated ballast water to an empty ballast tank. Pumping and treatment continue until the ballast tank being pumped from is empty.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA fluid treatment system, a fluid processing apparatus and a method of treating a mixture are provided in which a separator has two outlets for different components of mixed fluid.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA filter that contains an adsorbent to remove the soluble portion of the contaminant, and then some form of electrostatic attraction additive. The electrostatic attraction additive would serve to pull the colloidal and particulate portion of the contaminant out of fluid, which could be held indefinitely, or be used to hold while the contaminant is allowed to solubilize and then be removed by the adsorbent. The electrostatic attraction additive could either be positively or negatively charged depending on the surface charge of the particulates that are in the fluid, and includes particles or fibers charged with charged polymers, zeolites, cation or anion exchange resin, powdered alumina, or nano-alumina.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for converting synthesis gas into liquid hydrocarbons by introducing a synthesis gas feed into a Fischer-Tropsch system that includes a catalytic reactor fluidly connected with at least two slurry loops, the reactor comprising at least as many reactor product outlets and slurry return inlets as slurry loops; each slurry loop comprising a separation system comprising at least one separator, an inlet of each separator fluidly connected to a reactor product outlet via a slurry offtake, and an outlet of each separator fluidly connected to a slurry return inlet via a slurry return; separating concentrated catalyst slurry from the reaction product via the slurry loops; removing liquid hydrocarbon product from each separator; and returning concentrated catalyst slurry to the catalytic reactor via the slurry returns and slurry return inlets. A system for converting synthesis gas into liquid hydrocarbons via the method is also disclosed.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA material in the form of an alveolar monolith consisting of a matrix of an inorganic oxide with a hierarchical and opened porosity comprising macropores, mesopores and micropores, said macropores, mesopores and micropores being interconnected, and nanoparticles of at least one metal cation exchange inorganic solid material being distributed in said porosity. A method for preparing this material and a method for separating a metal cation notably a cation of a radioactive isotope of a metal such as cesium using this material.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA device for aerating or mixing a body of water has a mechanical displacer driven by connection to a hydraulic motor such that a flow of liquid supplied to the inlet moves the mechanical displacer so as to displace water of the body of water. The device may be supported by floats or mounted on a fixed structure. The device is preferably actuated b a flow of water delivered via tubing from a pump located remotely from the body of water, thereby avoiding, the wet-environment shock hazard of electrically driven aerators and mixers.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed are copolymers suitable for hydrophilically modifying the surface of porous fluoropolymer supports, for example, a copolymer of the formula (I) or (II): wherein Rf, Rh, Ra, Y, m, and n are as described herein. Also disclosed are a method of preparing the copolymers, a method of hydrophilically modifying porous fluoropolymer supports, hydrophilic fluoropolymer porous membranes prepared from the polymers, and a method of filtering fluids through the porous membranes.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA thin film composite polyamide membrane comprising a porous support and a thin film polyamide layer characterized by possessing: i) an azo (—N═N—) content of from 0.30% to 0.80%, as measured by pyrolysis gas chromatography; and ii) a dissociated carboxylate content of at least 0.18 mol/kg as measured by RBS at pH 9.5.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA porous membrane that includes a first zone, the first zone including a crystallizable polymer; and a first nucleating agent, the first nucleating agent having a first concentration in the first zone, the first zone having a first average pore size; and a second zone, the second zone including a crystallizable polymer; and a second nucleating agent, the second nucleating agent having a second concentration in the second zone, the second zone having a second average pore size, wherein the crystallizable polymer is the same in the first zone and second zone, wherein the first average pore size is not the same as the second average pore size, wherein the first nucleating agent and the second nucleating agent are the same or different, wherein the first concentration and the second concentration agent are the same or different and with the proviso that the first nucleating agent and the first concentration are not the same as the second nucleating agent and the second concentration. Methods of making membranes are also disclosed.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA reinforced oil-absorptive membrane material, includes: a tubular support (101) and an oil absorbing layer (102) provided on a surface of the tubular support (101), wherein a plurality of holes are provided on the tubular support (101); and the oil absorbing layer (102) is a piece of nonwoven fabric with a polymer layer provided thereon. The reinforced oil-absorptive membrane material has an excellent oil-absorbing and supportive performance, and is capable of being utilized continuously in a negative pressure suction manner and thus shows high oil absorption efficiency. A method for manufacturing the reinforced oil-absorptive membrane material including pre-treating the nonwoven fabrics by aqueous alkali, covering a membrane casting solution including a solvent, a graphene, polyvinylidene fluoride, pore-forming agent and inorganic particle, and then solidifying and extracting to obtain the oil-absorbing layer.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for preparing a resin-treated microporous membrane by electrodeposition is disclosed.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a production process for a semipermeable membrane having both semipermeability and strength and also provided is the semipermeable membrane. The process comprises the step of forming a liquid membrane from a membrane-forming solution comprising materials (A) to (C), material (A) being a polymer having a repeating unit structure comprising one or more kinds of structural moieties selected from the group consisting of an amide group, an imide group, a sulfonyl group, and a heterocyclic ring,material (B) being a good solvent for material (A),material (C) being a salt, and the step of removing the solvent from the liquid membrane.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA housing (30) of a hollow-fiber membrane module (101) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (3B) having an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a flow regulation cylinder (9) facing a part of the housing (30) on which a nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than a lower end of the flow regulation cylinder (9) in an axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101); or the flow regulation cylinder (9) is so configured as to have a small-diameter part (9G) which has an inner diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the flow regulation cylinder (9) facing the part of the housing (30) on which the nozzle (8) is provided, and which is arranged on a lower side than the existing region of the flow regulation holes (10) in the axial direction of the hollow-fiber membrane module (101).
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTSeparation processes and separation apparatus are described. The process includes introducing a stream of liquid containing dispersed droplets of another liquid into a separation apparatus comprising a vessel having at least one mesh screen covering substantially all of the cross-section of the vessel. The mesh screen is periodically slightly moved so that the wires of the mesh screen contact the dispersed droplets and some of the dispersed droplets coalesce on the wires. The coalesced droplets rise or fall from the wires through the stream of the second liquid. The coalesced droplets are collected in a portion of the vessel. A stream of the second liquid having a reduced level of dispersed droplets is recovered.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe fuel filter (1) contains a filter element (4) and an additive tank (13) in a housing (2, 3). The filter element is engaged against the removable cover (3) of the housing and has a filter medium (5) extending in an annular manner around an inner space (9). An additive release device (32) extends into this inner space (9) to distribute liquid additive from the tank (13) into a fuel circulation circuit for an internal combustion engine. The additive selectively flows into a sealed distribution channel (DC) of the device (32) depending on an open or closed configuration of an actuator component (62) associated with the distribution channel. The distribution channel (DC) opens into a fuel channel (52) of the cover (3) that has a larger cross-section than the distribution channel (DC).
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTIn a filter cartridge (CC) for a fuel filter, the filter element (4) and the additive module are connected and typically stacked so as to allow them to be integrally inserted into a filter housing. The substantially annular filter medium (5) delimits an inner space (9) into which at least one part (24) of the attachment end of the additive module can be engaged. The liquid additive is stored in a casing forming a tank (13) that is placed at a fuel pressure and delimits an internal volume (V2) that can be varied so as to maintain an identical pressure between the liquid additive and the fuel at the periphery (V3) of the tank (13). The additive module has an external connection (28) with a liquid additive outlet pipe (12a), said external connection (28) including sealing means (37, 38) for automatically closing the outlet pipe in a fluidtight manner when the external connection is in a disengaged state.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA inflow control device includes a housing. A filter media disposed in the housing. A closure member; and a spring disposed between the closure member and the filter media. A method for controlling fluid loss for a period of time.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA combination manifold for selectively driving at least one hydraulic circuit of a machine includes at least one filter module that is configured to fluidly connect with at least one pump of the machine. The combination manifold further includes at least one junction module that is selectively coupled with at least a pair of adjacently located filter modules on the basis of the machine having a plurality of the pumps and the machine correspondingly employing a plurality of the filter modules. The combination manifold further includes at least one valve module that is selectively coupled to at least one of: the junction module and the filter module on the basis of the machine having at least a pair of hydraulic circuits therein.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed is a filter element (86) with multi-stage cleaning, and a fuel filter (84) having such a filter element (86). The filter element (86) has a particle filter medium, a coalescer medium, a sediment gap (98) and a final separator screen. The filter housing has a filter housing body (110) and a cover (106) screwed onto the filter housing body (110). When the cover (106) is unscrewed from the filter housing body (110), at least one bayonet projection (112) of the filter element (86) engages behind a corresponding bayonet receptacle (114), such that the cover (106) can be removed together with the filter element (86) arranged thereon by way of the bayonet connection.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA filtering device for high-viscous fluids having a two pistons being movably disposed in bores is disclosed. Each piston has at least one cavity and at least one filter element. The device also includes a displacing piston for generating fluid pressure and reversing the flow direction at the fluid during a back-flushing mode in an outlet channel or in a reservoir connected therewith.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTWhat is presented is a filter for plastic material, in particular a device that filters recycled plastic material, to clean it of extraneous bodies and foreign elements by means of several filtration units within a single body.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA coated granular filtration medium is formed by the deposition of an electrolyte layer onto core particles. The electrolyte layer comprises a cationic polyelectrolyte. The coated granular filtration medium provides a synergistic combination of filtration and in situ coagulation that enables efficient, effective, and economical decontamination of industrial and other wastewaters.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a process for the separation of at least one first material from a mixture comprising this at least one first material and at least one second material.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA separator for an oil well produced fluid comprises a housing and a tube group arranged within the housing. The tube group includes a plurality of horizontal pipes in a layered arrangement along a vertical direction, and a plurality of vertical pipes which allows adjacent layers of the horizontal pipes to be in fluid communication with each other. The plurality of horizontal pipes shares an inlet pipe in communication with the outside of the housing, and each of the horizontal pipes has a respective outlet. The separator is configured in such a manner that the horizontal pipes in an upper layer, a middle layer, and a lower layer are respectively used as oil pipes, water pipes, and sediment pipes.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA purification device (1), for the purification of a liquid-crystal mixture, has a flow chamber (2) which has an inlet opening (3) and an outlet opening (4), arranged opposite the inlet opening, in order to be able to introduce the liquid-crystal mixture into the flow chamber (2) and discharge it from the latter, and at least one flow distribution element (5) which is arranged in the flow chamber (2) in the region of the inlet opening (3), and at least one filter element (6) which is arranged in the region of the outlet opening (4), where a length of the flow chamber (2) measured in the flow direction is at least a factor of 2 greater than a greatest internal dimension of the flow chamber (2) transverse to the flow direction.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed is a process for the alteration of the ratio of the specific gravities of the oil and water phases resulting from the conversion of biomass to liquid products, the reduction of the conductivity and of metals of the product mixture, which each can aid in the removal of solids contained in the oil phase; and a liquid-liquid extraction method for partitioning desirable carbon containing compounds into the oil phase and undesirable carbon containing compounds into the water phase.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA static internal (1) embodied so as to be suitable for improving a contact, heat transfer or mass transfer between the liquids in an agitated liquid-liquid contactor (3) lacking calming sections and having an metallic agitated internal (2). The surface energy of the static internal (1) is
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethod and plant for fluid purification by distillation comprising a reservoir (1) with a fluid containing diluted solids provided with an impurities filter on its outlet (2); a pump (3) connected to the reservoir outlet (1) and set up to increase the fluid containing solids pressure and temperature; and a heat area (4) for the fluid containing solids comprising a plurality of ducts contacting with a heat transfer fluid; and, furthermore, comprising a convergent-divergent nozzle (5) connected to the heat area outlet (4) and set to increase the biphasic liquid-vapor fluid speed so the diluted solids contained in the fluid already heated settle in a solids reservoir (6), whereas the fluid passes to a condenser (7) and then to a purified fluid reservoir (8) already in liquid state.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe specification discloses a portable dialysis machine having a detachable controller unit and base unit with an improved reservoir heating system. The controller unit includes a door having an interior face, a housing with a panel, where the housing and panel define a recessed region configured to receive the interior face of the door, and a manifold receiver fixedly attached to the panel. The base unit has a reservoir with an internal pan and external pan, separated by a space that holds a heating element. The heating element is electrically coupled to electrical contacts attached to the external surface of the external pan.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA hemodialysis system includes a blood treatment machine, a blood pump housed by the blood treatment machine, a first dialysate pump housed by the blood treatment machine, a second dialysate pump housed by the blood treatment machine; and a fluid cassette including an upper portion and a lower portion. The fluid cassette further includes a blood pumping tube extending from the upper portion to the lower portion of the fluid cassette, a first dialysate pumping tube extending from the upper portion to the lower portion of the fluid cassette, and a second dialysate pumping tube extending from the upper portion to the lower portion of the fluid cassette.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDTA dialysis bloodline set includes an arterial chamber with upper, lower and central portions, in which the maximum section area of the upper and central portions is less than that of the lower portion. The venous chamber may be completely filled with blood in use. The reduced volume of air within the bloodline provides, ceteris paribus, more rapid sensing of fault conditions during dialysis, while the smaller upper portion of the arterial chamber provides a useful medication point and makes manufacture easier.