Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a degassing method for an electrode paste that introduces the electrode paste formed by kneading a solid content containing an electrode active material and a dispersion medium into a decompressed container and degassing the electrode paste while a shear force is applied to the electrode paste. A ratio of the solid content in the electrode paste is set to be 55 mass % or more, and a pressure in the decompressed container is set to be −50 kPa or more. It is possible to suppress both remaining bubbles and dry of the electrode paste, thus enhancing a product yield.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present application provides a composite material that comprises a solid and solid-supported non-polymeric switchable moiety, wherein the switchable moiety comprises a functional group that is switchable between a first form and a second form, said first form being neutral and hydrophobic, and said second form being ionized and hydrophilic. The composite material converts to, or is maintained in, said second form when the switchable moiety is exposed to CO2 at amounts sufficient to maintain the ionized form. The composite material converts to, or is maintained in, said first form when CO2 is removed or reduced to an amount insufficient to maintain the ionized form. CO2 is removed or reduced by exposing the composite material to heat and/or a flushing inert gas such as N2, Ar, or air. Envisioned uses of these composite materials includes removing water from non-aqueous solvents, removing water vapour from gaseous mixtures, and cleaning industrial reaction vessels and/or pipelines.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for removing SOx from a gas by using a compound alcohol-amine solution is provided. The compound alcohol-amine solution is made by mixing ethylene glycol and/or polyethylene glycol with hydroxyl and/or carboxyl organic compound having basic group containing nitrogen. The compound alcohol-amine solution is contacted with the gas containing SOx to absorb the SOx in the gas, wherein x=2 and/or 3. The compound alcohol-amine solution with absorbed SOx is regenerated by one or more of heating method, vacuum method, gas stripping method, ultrasonic method, microwave method, and radiation method to release by-products of sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide, and the regenerated compound alcohol-amine solution is recycled for use. This method can be used for removing SOx from flue gas, burning gas, coke-oven gas, synthesis waste gas from dyestuff plants, sewage gas from chemical fiber plants, and other industrial raw material gases or waste gases containing SOx.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTDisclosed herein are methods and systems for detecting the accumulation of dust in a filter of a HVAC system. In one example, there is provided a capacitive sensor system. The capacitive sensor system comprises a first conductive mesh(120), a second conductive mesh(130), a first filter media (110) disposed between the first conductive mesh(120) and the second conductive mesh(130), and a circuit configured to measure a capacitance of a first capacitive sensor formed by the first conductive mesh(120), second conductive mesh(130), and the first filter media(110).
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA pre-cleaner tube assembly includes an inlet tube having an inlet tube wall surrounding an interior volume and first and second open, opposite ends. A vane arrangement is oriented within the inlet tube wall adjacent to the first open end. The inlet tube wall defines a slot adjacent to the second open end. An outlet tube has an outlet tube wall surrounding an interior volume, an open entrance end, and an opposite open exit end. The outlet tube wall has an exterior and an interior. The exterior of the outlet tube wall has a ramp extending upward as the ramp extends from a region adjacent to the entrance end toward a remaining portion of the outlet tube wall. The outlet tube is oriented in the inlet tube wall interior volume such that the entrance end and over 50% of a length of the outlet wall is within the inlet tube wall interior volume.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for deaerating a liquid comprises a separation vessel where deaerated liquid is separated from gas, predominantly air; a liquid inlet to the separation vessel through which the liquid enters the separation vessel; a liquid outlet from the separation vessel through which a deaerated liquid exits the separation vessel, and a gas outlet through which the gas exits the separation vessel. The liquid inlet is arranged at a first end of the separation vessel and is configured to give the liquid entering the separation vessel a trajectory, and wherein a stop plate is arranged in the trajectory to abruptly stop the propagation of liquid travelling along the trajectory.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA holding tank cover includes a gas permeable insulating membrane and a gas impermeable cover layer sized to overlay and conceal the gas permeable membrane. Together, the gas permeable membrane and the gas impermeable cover layer facilitate a controlled transmission of gas between an interior of the holding tank and an environment external to the holding tank.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn exhaust air filtration apparatus comprises a vacuum planter (10) having a cyclonic separator (30) and a filter unit (40). A method of removing particulate matter can utilize the apparatus.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTGetter devices with improved sorption rate, based on powders of quaternary alloys particularly suitable for hydrogen and carbon monoxide sorption, are described. Quaternary alloys having a composition comprising zirconium, vanadium, titanium and aluminum as main constituent elements are also described.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn improved belt separator system and an improved method to separate particle mixtures based on triboelectric separation of particles is disclosed. One or more gas nozzles, for example, a plurality of gas nozzles are provided as part of the system or installed into a system, such as an existing system, to improve dispersal of particles during operation.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provided a high temperature resistant epoxy resins for producing hollow fiber membrane modules for high temperature gas separation applications such as for natural gas upgrading and hydrogen purifications. This invention also relates to a hollow fiber membrane module comprising a bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes and a tube sheet formed by a high temperature resistant cured epoxy resin that is used to fix and bound said bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes. The invention also provides a process for separating at least one gas from a mixture of gases using the hollow fiber membrane modules comprising a bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes and a tube sheet formed by a high temperature resistant cured epoxy resin that is used to fix and bound said bundle of multiple high performance hollow fiber membranes.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA process for separating components of a gas mixture using gas-separation copolymer membranes. These membranes use a selective layer made from copolymers of an amorphous perfluorinated dioxolane and a fluorovinyl monomer. The resulting membranes have superior selectivity performance for gas pairs of interest while maintaining fast gas permeance compared to membranes prepared using conventional perfluoropolymers such as Teflon® AF, Hlyflon® AD, and Cytop®.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA co-current contactor for separating components in a fluid stream, the co-current contactor comprising a first inlet configured to receive the fluid stream proximate to a first end of the co-current contactor, a second inlet configured to receive a solvent proximate the first end of the co-current contactor, and a mass transfer section configured to receive the fluid stream and the solvent and to provide a mixed, two-phase flow, wherein the mass transfer section comprises a surface feature along an inner surface of the mass transfer section configured to reduce film flow along an inner wall of the mass transfer section, and wherein the surface feature comprises at least one of a hydrophobic surface, a superhydrophobic surface, a porous wall surface, and a nonlinear surface irregularity extending radially inward or radially outward along the inner surface of the mass transfer section.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present disclosure provides a multiple-compression system and a process for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from a flue gas stream containing CO2 The disclosure also provides a process for regeneration of the carbon dioxide capture media.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA pressure swing adsorption process for producing a gas stream enriched in a compound X from a feed gas stream is provided. The process includes at least 2 adsorbers, with each adsorber being subjected to a pressure cycle having a high pressure and a low pressure. The process includes adsorption at the high pressure with production of the gas stream enriched in compound X; then depressurization; then elution at the low pressure; and finally repressurization to the high pressure. The elution gas is made up fractions of gas stream resulting from the depressurization of an adsorber and the gas stream enriched in compound X. The pressure cycle has a phase time corresponding to the duration of a pressure cycle divided by the number of adsorbers and the fraction of the gas stream enriched in compound X is determined as a function of the phase time.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a special apparatus, in particular linkage of gas separation membrane modules, and a special method for separating gas mixtures containing helium.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates a process and apparatus that recovers a helium rich stream from a mixed gas having low concentrations of helium therein. More specifically, the invention relates to an integrated process and apparatus for treating a mixed feed gas from an operating process that produces a fluid product from natural gas containing helium, such as processes that produce ammonia, methanol, or liquid hydrocarbons.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and methods for gas processing are described that utilize two or more cells that are fluidly coupled to one another by a common liquid space. Via the common liquid space, each of the cells can be coupled to a fluid outlet. The cells can each include an absorber and/or other gas processing equipment. A feed gas can be separately fed to each of the cells for processing. The cells can be independently operable, such that not all of the cells must be operated simultaneously.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for regenerating a sorbent material of a scrubber, configured for scrubbing a contaminant from indoor air from an enclosed space. Some embodiments include a sorbent material portion (SMP) including a sorbent material, which may be configured to be cycled between an adsorption phase for adsorbing a contaminant from indoor air, and a regeneration phase configured for releasing at least a portion of the contaminant adsorbed by the sorbent material during the adsorption phase thereof, via temperature swing adsorption, into a purging airflow.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA device for extracting water vapour from a fluid stream includes a carrier structure, a substrate of fibrous material provided on the carrier structure, the fibrous material including a plurality of individual fibres, a quantity of an LCST polymer coating the individual fibres; and a heating provision arranged to selectively heat the LCST polymer to above its lower critical temperature whereby water absorbed by the fibres can be subsequently released on heating. By providing the LCST polymer as a coating onto the fibres, an increased surface area may be achieved.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA device is disclosed for separating nitrogen and oxygen. The device includes an inlet in fluid communication with a source of a gas comprising oxygen and nitrogen, a membrane having a greater permeability to oxygen than to nitrogen. One side of the membrane is in fluid communication with the inlet, and the other side of the membrane is in fluid communication with an outlet for nitrogen-enriched gas. An outlet for oxygen-enriched gas is also in fluid communication with the first side of the membrane. A porous metal foam is disposed between the inlet and the membrane.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for chemical compounds collection, deposition and separation in a fluid stream includes: a stack of layers with a number of window openings, allowing the fluid stream to pass through, neighboring layers forming an angle 0≦α
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTA composite amine absorbent is an absorbent dissolved in water for absorbing CO2 or H2S in gas, or both of them, which comprises: 1) at least one amine compound, and2) a disulfide compound as an oxidative degradation inhibitor for the absorbent,wherein the disulfide compound is a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula (I). R1—S—S—R2 (I) in the formula, or R1 or R2 is any one of an alkyl group with 1 to 4 carbon atoms, a hydroxyethyl group, a carhoxyethyl group, a cyclohexyl group, and a dibutylthiocarbamoyl group.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTSorbent compositions including sorbent particles of a small particle sized sorbent with increased pneumatic conveyance properties. The sorbent compositions have relatively small median particle size and have a controlled particle size distribution (PSD). Specifically, the sorbent compositions include a relatively small percentage of very fine particles, such as a small percentage of particles having a particle size of not greater than about 5 μm. The sorbent compositions are particularly useful for the treatment of a flue gas stream to remove mercury from the flue gas stream.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTIn regenerating carbon dioxide capturing material, the amount of regeneration gas supplied to a carbon dioxide recovery column is reduced for higher energy efficiency and shortened regeneration time. A carbon dioxide recovery apparatus includes a carbon dioxide sorbing column, a heating unit, and first, second, and third channels. The carbon dioxide sorbing column contains a carbon dioxide capturing material. The heating unit heats the carbon dioxide capturing material. A carbon-dioxide-containing gas is introduced via the first channel into the carbon dioxide sorbing column. The regeneration gas is introduced via the second channel into the carbon dioxide sorbing column. A gaseous mixture containing a gas desorbed from the carbon dioxide capturing material is recovered via the third channel. The heating unit preheats the carbon dioxide capturing material, and then the regeneration gas is introduced into the carbon dioxide sorbing column to recover carbon dioxide from the carbon dioxide capturing material.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus and method for collection of particulate matter includes a plenum chamber formed in an funnel or a frustum configuration that discharges into a distribution chute assembly. The distribution chute assembly includes a number of individual chutes, each equipped with a circular collar or collar groove at the outlet which facilitates the attachment of the cylindrical dust collection sacks. The plenum chamber, distribution chute assembly, and individual dust collection sacks are carried by a frame assembly.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention belongs to the field of environmentally dust removing equipment apparatus, and specifically relates to a dust remover with a thickness-controllable, sorted and continuous accumulation shelf layer, and an operation method thereof. The dust remover comprises a gas purification chamber, a dust filtration chamber, an ash bucket and a high-pressure gas pulse-jet deashing device. A valve is provided on the exhaust gas inlet pipe and/or the purified gas outlet pipe. The distance L from the inlet pipe valve to the exhaust gas inlet of the filtration chamber is 0-1.0 m or 1.0-10 m. Two or more dust removers are communicated with the dust source separately or in parallel, so as to form a group of dust removers. When the dust remover performs off-line deashing, the valve on the exhaust gas inlet pipe and/or the purified gas outlet pipe is closed, and the pulse-jet deashing device is started up to perform jet deashing. After it completes the jet deashing and waits for a time ΔT, the valve on the exhaust gas inlet pipe and/or the purified gas outlet pipe is opened to continuously perform the dedusting. The present invention provides a new dedusting mode with the “super accumulation shelf layer,” which significantly improves the filtration accuracy and the dedusting efficiency of the dust remover.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to a medical device, in particular to a blood treatment apparatus having a control and processing unit, having at least one structure-borne sound emitter and having at least one structure-borne sound sensor, each configured for coupling to coupling points of a medical tubing kit which can be coupled to the medical device, wherein the filling level of a bubble chamber arranged in the tubing kit can be determined at the tubing kit via the control and processing unit based on the measurement of the structure-borne sound.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTInerting fuel systems and methods for inerting fuel tanks are disclosed. An inerting fuel system may include an air inlet passage to receive inlet air, air separation modules to separate oxygen from the inlet air when received, and air separation module valves coupled between the air inlet passage and the air separation modules. The air separation module valves are associated with the air separation modules such that opening of one of the air separation module valves passes a portion of inlet air from the air inlet passage to the air separation module associated with that air separation module valve. A controller selectively opens the air separation module valves such that each of the air separation modules receives a substantially equal level of wear.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn Environmental Control System includes a sensor, an air purification subsystem, and a controller in communication with the sensor and air purification subsystem. The sensor detects a contaminant in the air and generates a contaminant signal. The controller compares the contaminant signal to a predicted sensory response threshold. When the contaminant signal reaches the predicted sensory response threshold, the controller commands the air purification subsystem to alter a condition in the air.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a method for operating an adsorption device to remove at least in part an adsorbable and/or condensable component from a gas flow. The adsorption device contains an adsorption material and is configured in such a way that the adsorption material is brought into contact with the gas flow in an operating region and can be regenerated in a regeneration region, and that for this purpose, in a load operating phase, consecutive portions of the adsorption material can be moved continuously through the operating region and the regeneration region relative to the operating region and the regeneration region in a recurring manner. In a first method, the gas flow is transported through the adsorption device in that the component is removed at least in part from the gas flow, and an output gas flow is provided. In the case of an at least temporary interruption or discontinuation of the transportation of the gas flow to provide the output gas flow, a follow-up operating phase is initiated, during which a portion of the adsorption material is moved out of the regeneration region by means of a movement relative to the regeneration region. In a second method, when the transportation of the gas flow is started or resumed, the adsorption device is firstly operated in a warm-up operating phase, during which the adsorption material is stationary relative to the operating region and regeneration region. The invention further relates to a control unit.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA solid desiccant cooling system and method of operating a solid desiccant cooling cycle is provided comprising a desiccant support structure for cyclic movement of solid desiccant between a first location where a solid desiccant contacts a source of air to be dehumidified and a second location with a solid desiccant is regenerated. A heat exchange arrangement is provided preferably at the first location. The heat exchange arrangement provides a heat exchange or thermal engagement of a heat exchange fluid e.g. water, with the desiccant containing tubes. The proposed method and apparatus cools the desiccant while dehumidification of air is conducted. Preferably, the heat exchange fluid is provided to the desiccant support structure at a position at or adjacent its longitudinal axis, to flow radially therefrom.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and device for regeneration of an adsorption air dryer having at least two desiccant-filled drying vessels connected in parallel, wherein a humid compressed-air stream generated by a compressor flows through one of the drying vessels in a drying phase and a dry compressed-air stream flows through the other drying vessel, for the purpose of dewatering the desiccant, in a simultaneous regeneration phase, wherein a valve arrangement is provided for switching the drying vessels alternately between drying phase and regeneration phase during normal operation, wherein the control mechanism are provided for implementing a post-regeneration phase, which control mechanism initiates a further flow through the drying vessel with dry compressed air for complete regeneration and also a flow through the other drying vessel; with dry compressed air for complete regeneration, so that, upon the next start of operation of the adsorption air dryer, operation commences with fully regenerated drying vessels.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA combined degassing method for a high-viscosity pure-chitosan spinning solution, including: step 1, thoroughly dissolving the spinning solution in a dissolution vessel for subsequent use, the viscosity reaching 450,000-500,000 mpa·s; step 2, delivering the spinning solution in step 1 to the feed port of a degassing vessel from the dissolution vessel after filtration; step 3, in the degassing vessel, under the conditions of vacuumizing and maintaining the inner pressure of the degassing vessel to be 500-3,000 Pa, performing continuous treatment by a combined degassing process integrating separation, film-scraping, lifting and shear; and step 4, sampling at a sampling port for the detection of degassing degree, finishing the degassing operation if the detection result is eligible, otherwise repeating step (3) until the detection result is eligible. This method has high degassing efficiency and good degassing effect, and is applicable to spinning solutions of a wide range of viscosity.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTAccording to some embodiments, a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system comprises a circulation fan, one or more humidity sensors operable to sense humidity data associated with an enclosed space, and a controller. In operation, the controller receives the humidity data from the one or more humidity sensors and receives air quality data associated with at least one air pollutant. The controller determines, based on the air quality data, that a threshold associated with the air pollutant has been exceeded and determines, based on the humidity data, that a threshold associated with humidity has not been exceeded. The controller operates the circulation fan in response to determining that the threshold associated with the air pollutant has been exceeded and the threshold associated with humidity has not been exceeded, the circulation fan operated for filtration purposes while not servicing any conditioning demand.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided are a particle collector system and a dust collection method whereby particles can be almost completely removed without periodic performance of a particle removal operation. A particle collector system (1-1) is provided with a dust collection unit (2), a power source unit (3), and a capacitance measurement unit (4). The dust collection unit (2) comprises first and second electrodes (21, 22) a second electrode (22), and a dielectric body (20) covering the electrodes. The power source unit (3) is a component for supplying power source voltage to the first and second electrodes (21, 22). The capacitance measurement unit (1), which is a component for measuring the capacitance of the dust collection unit (2), measures the capacitance between the first and second electrodes (21, 22).
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA process for separating at least one gas (e.g. at least one of CO2, H2S and/or NH3) from a mixed gaseous feed stream, said process comprising (i) Passing said mixed gaseous feed stream through a first membrane contactor comprising a first membrane and a liquid absorbent at a first pressure, such that the liquid absorbent absorbs the at least one gas from the mixed gaseous feed stream to form a rich liquid absorbent; (ii) Feeding said rich liquid absorbent to a second membrane contactor comprising a second membrane at a second pressure; (iii) Desorbing said at least one gas (e.g. at least one of CO2, H2S and/or NH3) from the rich liquid absorbent in the second membrane contactor; and (vi) Recirculating all or at least a part of the liquid absorbent from the second membrane contactor back to the first membrane.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method of treating oil and gas streams comprising H2S and a carbon oxide, the method including the step of treating the oil and gas stream with an amine solution having an alkanolamine and a quaternary ammonium salt, wherein the amine solution selectively removes the H2S over the carbon oxide.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for separating carbon dioxide from a gas flow, in particular from a flue gas flow, where a gas flow is brought in contact with a scrubbing medium in an absorber of a separating device and carbon dioxide contained in the gas flow is separated, the loaded scrubbing medium is fed to a desorber of the separating device in order to release the carbon dioxide, a vapor flow is drawn from the desorber and is fed to a cooling device in order to form condensate, and the condensate formed in the cooling device is at least partially fed to a purifying device, in which degradation products contained in the condensate are removed by reverse osmosis and/or by an ion exchanger. A separating device is adapted for separating carbon dioxide from a gas flow.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for treating a biogas containing siloxanes, includes: firstly, filtering the siloxane-containing biogas with a filter made from activated carbon fabric, such as to adsorb the siloxanes in the filter; and, secondly, regenerating the filter by passing an electric current through the filter while it is subjected to a flushing gas flow. A device carries out the method.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe storing and destocking of hydrogen in a hydride tank (10) comprises purification performed in at least one trap (1, 1A, 1B) filtering the impurities contained in the hydrogen entering the tank to be stored and regeneration of said at least one trap, using the heat carried by the hydrogen exiting the tank after it has been destocked.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA general ventilation and air filtration system includes an air filtration control unit that monitors and controls an air flow through an air filter and maintains the air flow at a target velocity set point. The target velocity set point is maintained by monitoring and regulating the power of a motor powering a blower that generates an air flow though the air filtration system and through the air filter. By regulating the air flow and maintaining it in the target set point, power consumption and air filter life are significantly improved.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA horizontal non-barrier pressure vessel including a first chamber and a second chamber that are separated by a divider. The first chamber includes a first end proximal an opening, a second end distal the opening, and an uppermost surface that extends horizontally along the length of the first chamber or is inclined upwardly from the first end to the second end. The second chamber operatively adjoins the first chamber at the second end opposite the opening. A flow passage extends across the divider and enables fluid communication with the first chamber at an upper region of the second end and with the second chamber at a lower region. The divider may include vertically oriented bottom and top baffles being spaced to form the flow passage. The pressure vessel may include a plurality of segments and/or chambers sequentially arranged along a horizontal course.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn on-board aircraft oxygen enriched air and nitrogen enriched air generation system and method are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a first heat exchanger which is configured to receive pressurized air from a source of pressurized air. Further, the first heat exchanger cools the pressurized air to a temperature in the range of −120° C. to −70° C. Furthermore, a separation unit is configured and dimensioned to communicate with the first heat exchanger. The separation unit generates nitrogen enriched air and oxygen enriched air from the cooled air at the temperature range of −120° C. and −70° C.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTGaseous molecules, such as H2, CO2 and CH4, can be separated using a hybrid organic-inorganic polyimide network membrane, wherein the polyimide contains bis-imide units of formula 1 (formula 1), wherein A represents an organic moiety having 2-22 carbon atoms; or corresponding tris-imide groups, wherein a nitrogen atom of two or more of said bis-imide units is linked to a group Q of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) group of formula 3 QmR(2n-m)Si2nO3n.xH2O 3 wherein Q is CpHq bound to a silicon atom, R is hydrogen, hydroxy or C1-C4 alkyl, alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, aminoalkyl or ammonioalkyl, bound to a silicon atom, m is from 2 up to 2n, n is from 2 up to 6, p=1 to 6; q=2(p−r) with r=0, 1, 2
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided are a gas separation membrane which includes a gas separation layer formed to include a polyimide compound and in which the polyimide compound includes a repeating unit represented by the following Formula (I), a gas separation module, a gas separation device, and a gas separation method using the same. In Formula (I), R represents a group having a specific structure. R3 represents a specific substituent group. A1 to A3 represent a hydrogen atom or a specific substituent group, but all of A1 to A3 do not represent a hydrogen atom at the same time.In this case, at least one of R3, A1, A2, and A3 represents a specific polar group.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for decontaminating a contaminated fluid stream, comprising receiving the contaminated fluid stream, distributing the contaminated fluid stream substantially equally across a plurality of separation units sharing a unitary pressure boundary, receiving a solvent stream, and co-currently contacting the contaminated fluid stream with the solvent stream in the plurality of separation units.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method and device for gas scrubbing, in which, in a first scrubbing step substances of a first kind and, in a subsequent second scrubbing step, substances of a second kind are selectively washed out from the gas mixture that is made to flow in countercurrent to physically acting scrubbing agents, wherein part of the scrubbing agent that is free from substances of the first kind but laden with substances of the second kind in the second scrubbing step is used in the first scrubbing step, and so there occurs a scrubbing agent stream that is laden with substances of the first and second kinds, during the regeneration of which a partly regenerated scrubbing agent stream (semilean); that contains substances of the first and second kinds but has a lower content of substances of the first kind than the scrubbing agent stream laden in the first scrubbing step is generated.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for more efficiently removing pollutant gases from flue gases of a solid-fueled steam generator includes storing a silo a carbonaceous sorbent in a powdered form; extracting a superheated steam from a superheated steam source; and reducing a temperature, pressure and moisture content of the superheated steam to provide a processed steam of a desired pressure, temperature and moisture content. The method further includes providing a sorbent mill receiving the carbonaceous sorbent and the processed steam, wherein the sorbent mill is operable to de-agglomerate and comminute the carbonaceous sorbent using the processed steam to provide a processed sorbent. Further the method includes injecting the processed sorbent into the flue gases at a desired location in the solid-fueled steam generator thereby adsorbing the pollutants therefrom; and collecting and thereby remove the carbonaceous sorbent from the flue gas fluidly downstream from the desired location.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn inline process for imparting sonic energy plus a liquid gas separator to a continuous flow of a heterogenous liquid to de-gassify the liquid and thereby provide for separation and extraction of selected liquid and gas components. The device utilizes a flat plate oriented in the direction of flow within the liquid so as to impart pressure fronts into the liquid to initiate liquid gas separation followed by a series of weirs, and tower packing, with stripping gas to facilitate mass transfer.