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INLET PARTICLE SEPARATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An inertial inlet particle separator system for a vehicle engine is provided. A separator assembly and collector assembly are coupled to the scavenge flow path and configured to receive the scavenge air. The collector inlet has a throat defining a cumulative throat area at each position along the throat length from the first throat end to the second throat end. The collector body defines a cross-sectional area associated with each position along the throat length between the first throat end and the second throat end. The collector outlet is coupled to the collector body such that scavenge air flows into the collector inlet, through the collector body, and out through the collector outlet. At a first position between the first throat end and the second throat end, the respective cross-sectional area of the collector body is greater than or equal to the respective cumulative throat area.



FLUID PROCESSING SYSTEM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system including a fluid processing system including an absorber configured to remove a component from an untreated first fluid using a lean second fluid, output a treated first fluid, and output a rich second fluid, a stripper configured to strip the component from the rich second fluid, output the lean second fluid, and output the component, a first pump configured to pump the lean second fluid into the absorber, and a hydraulic turbocharger configured to pump the lean second fluid by transferring pressure from the rich second fluid to the lean second fluid.



GAS SEPARATION COMPOSITE MEMBRANE, GAS SEPARATION MODULE, GAS SEPARATION DEVICE, GAS SEPARATION METHOD, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING GAS SEPARATION COMPOSITE MEMBRANE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided are a gas separation composite membrane including a gas separation layer which is formed to include a polyimide compound on the upper side of a gas permeating support, in which the solubility of the polyimide compound in dimethylacetamide at 20° C. is 20 mg/100 g or less, and the thickness of the gas separation layer is 0.1 μm or greater and less than 5.0 μm, a method of producing the same, a gas separation module using the gas separation composite membrane, a gas separation device, and a gas separation method.



LOCALIZED COMPUTER SYSTEM HUMIDITY CONTROL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An air moisture control system for a computer system includes a housing with an air passage and an air moisture control element with an adsorption material, which is exposed in the air passage so as to enable fluid communication towards and from the air moisture control element. The element is designed such that the adsorption material is adapted, in operation, to adsorb moisture from a first air flow flowing into the air passage, having a first temperature and a first relative humidity, and desorb moisture to a second air flow, said air flow having a second temperature at least 5° C. higher than the first temperature and a second humidity at least 3% lower than the first relative humidity.



METHOD FOR REMOVING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM GAS MIXTURES

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from gas streams given off in power plants is herein disclosed. The method comprises the use of certain linear perfluoropolyethers and represents a valuable alternative to other methods comprising the use of chemical agents.



SENSOR SYSTEM AND OXYGEN SEPARATOR COMPRISING A SENSOR SYSTEM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to an a sensor system (100) for quantitatively detecting at least one compound in a fluid mixture, said fluid mixture comprising the compound to be detected, wherein the sensor system (100) comprises a sorbent material (102) being capable of sorbing the at least one compound to be detected, wherein the sorbent material (102) undergoes a temperature change when sorbing the at least one compound; at least a first temperature sensor (104) for measuring the temperature of the sorbent material (102); and a control unit (110) being adapted for quantitatively determining the at least one compound to be detected based on the temperature change of the sorbent material (102). Such a sensor system (100) provides an improved measurement especially in the field of oxygen concentrators. The invention further relates to an oxygen concentrator (10) for generating oxygen enriched gas as well as to a method of quantitatively detecting at least one compound in a fluid mixture.



OXYGEN SEPARATOR WITH RAPID DIAGNOSTIC

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to an oxygen separator for generating a flow of oxygen-enriched gas, said oxygen separator comprising at least two oxygen separation devices arranged to separate oxygen from an oxygen comprising gas, said at least two oxygen separation devices each comprising a first end for receiving the oxygen comprising gas and a second end for delivering an oxygen-enriched gas. The oxygen separator further comprising an equalization duct fluidically coupled to the respective second end of said at least two oxygen separation devices, a first gas sensor is provided in the equalization duct such that the first gas sensor is arranged to monitor at least one component of the oxygen-enriched gas in the equalization duct; and control device arranged to control the oxygen separator based on the monitoring by the first gas sensor.



METHOD AND WET SCRUBBER FOR REMOVING PARTICLES FROM GASES

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided are a method and to a wet scrubber for removing particles from gas. The wet scrubber includes a second vertical cylindrical vessel having a second upper end for receiving an accelerated stream of liquid- and particles-laden gas from a vertically oriented venturi channel and a second lower end for feeding the accelerated stream of liquid- and particles-laden gas to a swirl generator. The second vertical cylindrical vessel and the swirl generator are arranged in a vertical cylindrical separation space of a first vertical cylindrical vessel. The swirl generator is arranged above the liquid tank.



COOLANT AND CHIP SEPARATOR APPARATUS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A separator apparatus is provided for a cutting machine which separates chips from coolant, wherein the separator includes a fluid chamber into which an airborne mixture of chips and coolant driven by an airflow enters via an entry port, the separator apparatus being configured to: sufficiently slow the speed of the airborne mixture once inside the chamber so that the chips and coolant separate out from the airflow; retain the chips and coolant released from the airborne mixture in the fluid chamber; and allow air from the airborne mixture to exit the fluid chamber via an air outlet; wherein the fluid chamber includes a chip collector which captures the chips and enables the chips to be separated and removed from the coolant in the chamber; and wherein the fluid chamber includes a coolant outlet through which coolant, from which the chips have been removed, is able to exit.



Perforated Adsorbent Particles

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An adsorption vessel comprising a packed bed region of adsorbent particles contiguously arranged, comprising a perforated adsorbent particles, a gas separation process using the perforated adsorbent particles, and methods for making the perforated adsorbent particles. The perforated adsorbent particles each comprise an adsorbent material where the perforated adsorbent particles each have at least 10 channels extending through the particle. The equivalent diameter of the channels may range from 0.05 mm to 1.5 mm, and the void fraction of the channels may range from 0.05 to 0.5.



GAS SEPARATION MEMBRANE MODULE WITH INTEGRATED FILTER

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A gas separation membrane module includes hollow polymeric fibers held within a casing, the fibers being anchored by tubesheets at the ends of the casing. A filter material, preferably made of an activated carbon fiber fabric, is integral with the module, such that all gas entering the module must pass first through the filter before reaching the fibers. The filter may have the form of a circular pad affixed to one of the tubesheets. Alternatively, the filter could be a wrap disposed around the fibers, inside the casing. In another alternative, the filter could be provided within a core tube, in cases where a feed gas is introduced through the core of the module. In another embodiment, the filter could be provided in a separate unit from the gas separation module.



PROCESSES FOR COOLING A WET NATURAL GAS STREAM

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

One or more processes to cool a wet natural gas feed stream before the feed stream is passed to a guard bed zone for a membrane separation unit. The processes utilizing an existing processes stream that has a temperature below the hydrate formation temperature of the feed stream. The existing stream may be a residue stream from the membrane separation unit which is heat exchanged with a cleaned stream from the guard bed zone. The cooled clean stream may then be used to cool the wet feed stream.



ENERGY-SAVING ACID GAS CAPTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to an acid gas capture system and method which can reduce the energy consumption by using the heat from the system itself of an acid gas capture system. The system and method according to the present invention causes heat exchange to occur between an absorbent discharged from the upper part of an absorption tower of the capture system and a mixed gas comprising an acid gas, and a portion of an absorbent solution which has absorbed the acid gas discharged from the lower part of the absorption tower, and additionally, the remaining absorbent solution excluding said portion thereof undergoes heat exchange with the regenerated high-temperature absorbent solution discharged from the reboiler to preheat the absorbent solution supplied to the regeneration tower, thereby reducing the thermal energy required by same.



MODULAR, HIGH-THROUGHPUT AIR TREATMENT SYSTEM

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Air treatment modules, systems and methods for removing contaminants from indoor air are provided. Device embodiments may include one or more air inlets, one or more air outlets and a plurality of inserts which each include at least one adsorbent material. The inserts may be arranged separate from each other to form a plurality of substantially parallel air flow paths between the one or more air inlets and one or more air outlets. The adsorbent material may be arranged for regeneration within the air treatment module using thermal swing desorption and/or pressure swing desorption. Related systems, methods and articles of manufacture are also described.



AN APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PARTICULATE CAPTURE FROM GAS STREAMS AND A METHOD OF REMOVING SOLUBLE PARTICULATE FROM A GAS

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is a method for the removal of soluble particulate matter from a gas stream, such as urea dust from the off-gas of a finishing section of a urea production plant. The method comprises subjecting the off-gas to at least two quenching stages an aqueous quenching liquid. The quenching liquid used in a first, upstream quench stage, is allowed to have a higher concentration of dissolved particulate matter than the quenching liquid in the second, downstream quench stage. The quenched gas is led through a particle capture zone, typically comprising one or more of a wet scrubber, a Venturi scrubber, and a wet electrostatic precipitator.



ARRANGEMENT WITH A FLOW RECTIFIER

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An arrangement having a line and a flow rectifier, whereby the flow rectifier is installed in the line in order to impart a homogenized flow profile to a flowing gas after it has passed through the flow rectifier on an outflow side inside the line, whereby, with an eye towards the objective of putting forward an arrangement which has a structure that is compact and comprises few parts and which, on the one hand, allows a flowing gas to be homogenized in terms of its flow profile and, on the other hand, allows components of a gas to be adsorbed, is characterized in that the flow rectifier is configured as a honeycomb element which has a plurality of channels that are separated from each other by channel walls, whereby the honeycomb element is made of activated carbon, or else it contains activated carbon.



Device For The Separation Of Water From A Fluid Flow Containing Water

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device for the separation of water, in particular water vapor, from a fluid flow containing water, in particular water vapor, may include at least a water-permeable membrane body that delimits at least one membrane body interior space, wherein at least one hydrophobic fluid is located in the membrane body interior space for receiving water, in particular water vapor, which exits the fluid flow and passes through the membrane body into the membrane body interior space.



ZEOLITE-LIKE METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK MEMBRANE

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Metal organic framework membranes can be used in gas separation applications.



CARBON DIOXIDE RECOVERING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of operating a carbon dioxide recovering apparatus includes introducing flue gas into an absorbing tower, bringing the flue gas into contact with an absorbing solution, and discharging a first rich solution, which is then divided into second and third rich solutions. The second rich solution is heated using a lean solution from a releasing tower. The third rich solution is heated using steam from the releasing tower. The lean solution and the steam are generated in the releasing tower from the second and third rich solutions. The steam used to heat the third rich solution is separated, in a gas-liquid separator, into carbon dioxide and condensate water. The amount of condensate water formed in the gas-liquid separator is measured, and a flow dividing ratio between the second rich solution and the third rich solution is controlled based on a change in the amount of the condensate water.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEPARATION AND RECOVERY OF ACID GAS

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is a system and method of separating and collecting acid gas such as carbon dioxide in which the energy consumption in a stripping column for regenerating an absorbent may be reduced. In the system and method, the energy consumption may be reduced using heat generated during the acidic gas separation and collection processes. In the system and method, a low-temperature condensate from a condenser may be preheated by heat exchange with a high-temperature processed gas, and then supplied into the stripping column, thereby to reduce the heat duty of a reboiler and the energy consumption in the condenser for cooling. A partial flow of a carbon diode-absorbed absorbent from an absorber column may be preheated by heat exchange with high-temperature processed gas from an upper portion of the stripping column, and then supplied into the stripping column, thereby to further reduce the heat duty of the reboiler.



SOUR SYNGAS TREATMENT APPARATUSES AND PROCESSES FOR TREATING SOUR SYNGAS COMPRISING SULFUR COMPONENTS AND CARBON DIOXIDE

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Sour syngas treatment apparatuses and processes for treating a sour syngas stream are provided herein. In an embodiment, a process for treating a sour syngas stream that includes sulfur components and carbon dioxide includes absorbing the sulfur components and carbon dioxide from the sour syngas stream in a primary liquid/vapor phase absorption stage with a solvent to produce a liquid absorbent stream. The liquid absorbent stream includes the solvent, the sulfur components, and carbon dioxide. A portion of the sulfur components from the liquid absorbent stream is directly oxidized in the presence of a direct oxidation catalyst to produce elemental sulfur and a recycle stream. The recycle stream includes an unconverted portion of the sulfur components and carbon dioxide. The recycle stream is recycled for further absorption of the unconverted portion of the sulfur components and carbon dioxide through liquid/vapor phase absorption.



SPRAY ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SPRAY ARRANGEMENT

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Spray arrangement and method for operating a spray arrangement The invention relates to a spray arrangement having at least one return flow nozzle for injecting liquid into a process environment, having a storage tank for the liquid to be injected, at least one return flow nozzle, at least one feed line from the storage tank to the at least one return flow nozzle, at least one pump in the feed line, at least one return line from the return flow nozzle to the storage tank and at least one regulating valve for regulating a liquid quantity injected by the at least one return flow nozzle, wherein at least one further nozzle is provided, which is connected to the feed line by means of a controllable valve for enabling and shutting off a liquid feed.



VAPOR RECOVERY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OIL AND GAS WELLS

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A vapor recovery apparatus has a first vessel forming a column with upper and lower ends. Liquid, such as oil containing gas enters the bottom of the first column and flows up to a liquid outlet. Heat is applied to the rising oil, wherein the oil foams. Gas escapes into the upper end. The foam flows into a second column and along a roughened surface. The bubbles in the foam break apart, releasing the gas. The oil flows down the second column to an outlet. A compressor may be used to withdraw the gas and provide hot compressed has to heat the rising oil in the first column.



Device and Method for the Contact of a Gas Phase with a Liquid Medium

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device for the contact of a gas phase with a liquid medium, and a method for operating the device. The liquid medium here is directed into the device and some of it is raised by means of a conveying device. The liquid medium raised is distributed over a rotating brush by way of a distributing means. At least one gas inlet and a fan here generate a gas stream from a lower portion of the device to an upper portion of the device. The liquid medium distributed over the upper surface of the brush is directed back by way of the brush, counter to the gas stream, into the lower region.



AIRBORNE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOVING POLLUTANTS FROM A VOLUME OF AIR

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An air filter bank may include a housing configured to be coupled to an exterior of an air vehicle. The housing may have an air intake at a forward end and an air exit at an aft end and defining an air path therebetween. The air filter bank may further include at least one air filter positioned within the housing along the air path. The air filter may be configured to remove pollutants entrained in a volume of air entering the air intake and impinging on the filter surfaces prior to exiting the air exit.



BLOWER PURGE DRYER WITH COOLING APPARATUS AND METHODOLOGY

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A multi-tower blower purge dryer system for use with a compressed air stream provided from a compressor is disclosed. In one form the system includes two dryers that can be alternated to dry the compressed air stream. The tower used to dry the compressed air stream can be referred to as the drying tower, and the tower being regenerated can be referred to as the regenerated tower. A number of valves and passages are used to connect the towers to one another and/or to an intake passage from the compressor. A blower purge heater is provided to regenerate the dryers. After a regeneration step in which a tower may be relatively warm, the valves can be actuated to place the warm regenerated tower in fluid communication with the intake passage from the compressor, which can then provide air to the drying tower. In this manner the regenerated tower is cooled.



GAS SEPARATION SYSTEM AND ENRICHED GAS PRODUCTION METHOD

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A gas separation system includes: first, second, and third gas separation membrane units. A first retentate gas line connects a retentate gas discharge port of the first unit and gas inlet port of the second unit. A first permeate gas line connects a permeate gas discharge port of the first unit and gas inlet port of the third unit. A feed gas mixture supply line is connected to a gas inlet port of the first unit, and provided with first compression elements. The first permeate gas line is provided with second compression elements. The permeate gas discharge port of the second unit is connected by a second permeate gas line to the suction side of the first compression elements in the feed gas mixture supply line. A retentate gas discharge port of the third unit is connected by a third retentate gas line to the first retentate gas line.



ABNORMALITY DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS FOR PARTICULATE FILTER

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present disclosure may improve the accuracy of abnormality diagnosis of a particulate filter using the output value of a particulate matter (PM) sensor provided in an exhaust passage. A time when deposition of PM between electrodes of the PM sensor is restarted after completion of a sensor recovery process may be specified as a PM deposition restart time. A process of diagnosing an abnormality of a filter based on the output value of the PM sensor at a first determination time after the PM deposition restart time may be specified as a filter diagnosis process. To determine, whether the filter diagnosis process is to be performed, a change rate of the output value of the PM sensor in a time period from the PM deposition restart time to a predetermined second determination time before the first determination time, may be compared with a threshold value.



FILTERING SYSTEM, PAINTING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A FILTERING SYSTEM

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In order to provide a filter system for separating off contaminants from a stream of untreated gas that contains contaminants that is of simple construction and is operable efficiently, it is proposed that the filter system should include the following: a base construction through which the stream of untreated gas is guidable and which includes at least one filter module receptacle for receiving at least one filter module, and at least one filter module which is selectively arrangeable on and/or in the at least one filter module receptacle and/or removable therefrom, wherein the at least one filter module includes a plurality of filter element receptacles for receiving a plurality of mutually independent filter elements.



CYCLONIC SEPARATOR SYSTEM

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A cyclonic separator is provided, comprising at least one cyclonic chamber in the form of a cylindrical tube, having an upper inlet end and a lower liquid outlet end, at least one involute chamber located adjacent to and in fluid communication with the upper end of each of the at least one cyclonic chambers. The involute chamber comprises an involute inlet and a gas outlet proximal an upper end of the involute chamber. An inlet manifold is in fluid communication with said at least one involute chamber via the involute inlet. Said involute inlet of said involute chamber is laterally separated from said gas outlet. A method is further provided for separation of a mixed heavy phase/light phase process stream.



FILTERING OF AN EXHAUST GAS OF A METALLURGICAL PLANT, WHICH EXHAUST GAS COMPRISES SOLID PARTICLES

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for operating a filter system (1) for filtering an exhaust gas (11) of a metallurgical plant (12), which exhaust gas (11) comprises solid particles (10), wherein the filter system (1) has at least one electrode pair (2), to each of which an electrical power and/or an electrical voltage and/or an electrical current can be applied. A system for operating such a filter system includes (1) a plant for filtering an exhaust gas (11) of a metallurgical plant (12). The exhaust gas (11) includes solid particles (10). The metallurgical plant (12) includes such a filter system (1). In order to filter an exhaust gas (11) of a metallurgical plant (12), which exhaust gas (11) comprises solid particles (10), in a resource-saving manner, method steps include: identifying a process phase (7) of the metallurgical plant (12), identifying a feed-forward (8) of the respective electrode pair (2) dependent on the identified process phase (7), wherein the identified feed-forward (8) includes an electrical power and/or an electrical voltage and/or an electrical current to be applied, applying to the respective electrode pair (2) according to the identified feed-forward (8).



FILTER MATERIAL FOR THE SELECTIVE REMOVAL OF SILOXANES

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A filter material is for the selective removal of siloxanes from a gas. The filter material contains a titanium compound, which is an organotitanate and/or a compound, which can be obtained by hydrolysis of an organotitanate. A method for the production of the filter material is also provided to use the filter material for the selective removal of siloxanes from a gas. A gas sensor is provided which includes the filter material.



AROMATIC ALKYL-SUBSTITUTED POLYETHERSULFONE AND UV-CROSS-LINKED AROMATIC ALKYL-SUBSTITUTED POLYETHERSULFONE MEMBRANES FOR GAS SEPARATIONS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides high flux aromatic alkyl-substituted polyethersulfone membranes and methods for making and using these membranes for gas separations. The membranes may be fabricated into any known membrane configuration including a flat sheet or a hollow fiber. The present invention also provides high selectivity UV cross-linked aromatic alkyl-substituted polyethersulfone membranes and methods for making and using these membranes for gas separations.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CO2 REJECTION WITH A TWO STAGE MEMBRANE PROCESS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a system and method of treating a flow back fluid exiting a well site following stimulation of a subterranean formation. The invention utilizes a two-stage membrane process during the period that the gas contains high concentrations of CO2 by volume, and allows for separation of CO2 from the natural gas components, providing pipeline-quality natural gas (approximately 5% CO2 by volume) to the gas collection system



PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING HEAT AND WATER FROM FLUE GAS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is a process for use with flue gas having a moisture content M. The flue gas is introduced to strong brine adapted to exothermically absorb moisture. Simultaneously, heat is withdrawn. This produces heat, water-enriched brine and a gas having a moisture concentration less than M. The strong brine can be recovered by distillation from enriched brine to produce water. The brine temperature throughout absorption can remain within 2° F. of a temperature T in the range 220° F.-300° F. The heat withdrawal can be associated with gas-liquid phase change of a working fluid. The terminus of the heat flow can be associated with gas-liquid phase change of the working fluid. The working fluid can: as liquid, flow only by gravity, convection or wicking; and, as gas, flow only by diffusion or convection. The heat flow can drive a boiler producing steam. M can be greater than 15 wt. % water.



METHOD FOR REMOVAL OF SULFUR-BASED GAS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for removing sulfur-based gases from a gas stream comprises contacting a sulfur containing gas stream under dynamic flow conditions with granular activated carbon (GAC) to adsorb substantially all sulfur-containing gas from the gas stream. The granular activated carbon (GAC) can be derived from date palm pits.



AIR PURIFICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An air purification apparatus and air purification method is disclosed. Air to be purified is drawn into an air purification unit for purification by a negative pressure, wherein the negative pressure region is created by a fan blower, and the air to be purified does not pass through the fan blower to prevent the fan blower being contaminated by the pollutants which presented in the air to be purified. With the present invention, the lifespan of the fan blower can be extended, and the fire alarm risk caused by accumulated pollutants can be decreased. The fan blowers with lower power consumption can be used to achieve the beneficial effects of energy saving and noise reduction.



CENTRIFUGAL AIR SEPARATORS

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Centrifugal air separators, systems including the same, and methods of separating gas are disclosed. Centrifugal air separators include a separation section configured to separate an input air stream into a clean air stream emitted from an exit port of the separation section and a waste stream emitted from a waste port of the separation section. The separation section includes a coiled duct and is configured to transmit through a duct entrance port a duct input air stream that is at least a portion of the input air stream and to at least partially separate the duct input air stream according to a molecular weight of components of the duct input air stream into a duct clean air stream that is at least a portion of the clean air stream and a duct waste stream that is at least a portion of the waste stream.



FILTER MEDIUM

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a filter medium comprising a substrate and a fine fiber layer on top of the substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a first layer comprising first fibers having a first average diameter and a first maximum fiber length;a second layer comprising second fibers having a second average diameter and a second maximum fiber length; anda third layer comprising third fibers having a third average diameter and a third maximum fiber length;whereinthe boundary area between the first and the second layer forms a first blended area comprising first and second fibers; andthe boundary area between the second and the third layer forms a second blended area comprising second and third fibers;and wherein the first and the third average diameters are each larger than the second average diameter.



DEGASSER AND METHOD OF STRIPPING GAS FROM A LIQUID

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A degasser includes a vessel having a series of chambers. Liquid containing a gas is directed through the vessel and the chambers therein. A stripping gas is injected into the vessel and moves through the vessel in a counter-current direction relative to the flow of liquid. More particularly, the stripping gas moves from one chamber to another chamber in an upstream direction (relative to the flow of the liquid) and is mixed with the liquid in each chamber, causing gas in the liquid to be displaced. Displaced gas is vented from the vessel at a location near where the liquid enters the vessel.



SURFACE FLUID EXTRACTION AND SEPARATOR SYSTEM

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A disclosed example embodiment of a fluid extraction system includes a fluid circuit fluidly coupled to a source of a fluid and configured to receive a fluid sample from the source, and a fluid separator arranged in the fluid circuit and configured to receive the fluid sample. The fluid separator includes a body that defines at least one fluid inlet, a flow chamber defined within the body, and is configured to receive and spin the fluid sample from the at least one fluid inlet. The fluid sample spirals inward and forms a vortex, and gases entrained within the fluid sample separate and migrate toward a center of the vortex. An outlet defined in the flow chamber provides a gas outlet that entrains and removes the gases and a liquid outlet receives and removes a remaining portion of the fluid sample.



SCALABLE AIR FILTER CONFIGURATION FOR FUEL TANK INERTING SYSTEM

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An aircraft fuel tank inerting system includes a filter apparatus and an air separation module configured to separate oxygen from a fluid stream. The filter apparatus includes a housing unit with a fluid inlet port configured to receive a first fluid stream, a fluid outlet port configured to deliver a second fluid stream, and a plurality of filter cartridges. Each of the plurality of filter cartridges is substantially the same and positioned within the housing unit. The air separation module is in fluid communication with the filter apparatus.



HIGH SELECTIVITY EPOXYSILICONE-CROSS-LINKED POLYIMIDE MEMBRANES FOR GAS SEPARATIONS

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a high selectivity epoxysilicone-cross-linked polyimide membrane comprising a polyimide polymer with hydroxyl functional groups cross-linked with epoxy functional groups on epoxysilicone polymer. The present invention also provides a process for separating at least one gas from a mixture of gases using the high selectivity epoxysilicone-cross-linked polyimide membrane. The process comprises providing the high selectivity epoxysilicone-cross-linked polyimide membrane which is permeable to the at least one gas; contacting the mixture on one side of the membrane to cause the at least one gas to permeate the membrane; and removing from the opposite side of the membrane a permeate gas composition comprising a portion of the at least one gas which permeated the high selectivity epoxysilicone-cross-linked polyimide membrane.



CO2 RECOVERY UNIT AND CO2 RECOVERY METHOD

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A CO2 recovery unit includes an absorber that reduces CO2 in flue gas (101) discharged from a combustion facility (50) by absorbing CO2 by an absorbent, a regenerator that heats the absorbent having absorbed CO2 to emit CO2, and regenerates and supplies the absorbent to the absorber, and a regenerating heater that uses steam (106) supplied from the combustion facility (50) for heating the absorbent in the regenerator and returns heated condensed water (106a) to the combustion facility (50). The CO2 recovery unit further includes a condensed water/flue gas heat exchanger (57) that heats the condensed water (106a) to be returned from the regenerating heater to the combustion facility (50) by heat-exchanging the condensed water (106a) with the flue gas (101) in a flue gas duct (51) in the combustion facility (50).



PRESSURE SWING ADSORPTION PROCESS FOR ENHANCED SEPARATION OF LIGHTER FROM HEAVIER SPECIES

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A pressure swing adsorption (PSA) system and a PSA process including a PSA cycle schedule are disclosed. The PSA cycle schedule includes an unlimited number of equalization steps, no idle steps, no dead time and a minimum number of three PSA adsorbent beds assisted with two or more equalization tanks. The PSA system, process and cycle schedule include the following sequence of cycle steps: a feed step, two or more down equalization steps either between beds or between a bed and a tank, an optional forced cocurrent depressurization step coupled with a forced intermediary light end pressurization step, a countercurrent depressurization step, a light reflux step, two or more up equalization steps between beds or between a bed and a tank, an optional forced intermediary light end pressurization step coupled with the forced cocurrent depressurization step, and a light product pressurization step.



PARTICULATE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system for large-scale, distributed remediation of particulate air pollution using existing building HVAC cooling towers is described herein. The system consists of a generator section which captures, redirects, and accelerates exhaust air from a cooling tower, a venturi inlet and nozzle, and at least one air scrubber stage. In another embodiment, a portion of the exhaust air from an HVAC cooling tower fan is used to draw atmospheric air directly into a scrubber unit that fits compactly at the top of the exhaust assembly of the cooling tower.



Air Purification System

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for air purification is disclosed, comprising directing air through a particle removal filter that acts to filter the air for particle phase pollutants to thereby produce particulate filtered air; and directing an amount of the particulate filtered air through a gas removal filter that acts to filter the particulate filtered air for gas phase pollutants to thereby produce gas filtered air; the particle removal filter with the first blower and the gas removal filter with the second blower are housed in different enclosures and they are allowed to operate in a way that; the two different units are selectable to operate separately without connection in a first mode, and to operate together connectively in a second mode; when the two different units are selected to operate together connectively in the second mode, the amount of particulate filtered air directed through the gas removal filter is based on a concentration of particle phase pollutants in the air.



VACUUM INSTALLATION

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A vacuum installation includes a vacuum chamber having an inlet for aspirating a quantity of liquid or particulate material. A cyclone separation unit including a plurality of cyclones, communicating in parallel with the interior of the vacuum chamber is connected to a vacuum pump to draw air from the vacuum chamber through the cyclones and induce a separating vortex flow within the cyclones. A controller is arranged to control the vacuum pump to provide a chosen flow rate and to selectively deactivate one or more of the cyclones according to the chosen flow rate.



FLUID STORAGE RESERVOIR WITH FLOW DYNAMIC FLUID MANAGEMENT AND HYDRONUCLEATION

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A fluid storage reservoir including a reservoir body and a filtration unit is provided. The reservoir body defines an internal cavity, an inlet and at least one outlet. The filtration unit is fluidly interposed between the inlet and at least one outlet of the reservoir body. The filtration unit includes a dispersion mechanism and a filter. The dispersion mechanism is positioned within the internal cavity. The filter is in fluid communication with the inlet and located within the dispersion mechanism. Fluid exiting the filtration unit passes through the dispersion mechanism as the fluid passes into a primary storage region of the internal cavity surrounding the filtration unit.



SEPARATION DEVICE FOR THREE-PHASE FLUID, METHOD FOR MAKING THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING A THREE-PHASE FLUID

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A new device and method for separating all phases of a three-phase fluid of the crude oil type, by means of a two-phase fluid separating device provided with a “T” joint for splitting the feed flow. The invention allows the conversion of two-phase separator into a three-phase fluid separating device, updating its functionality, increasing service life, using most of the original parts and components.