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The separation of a contaminant from a substrate that carries the contaminant is disclosed. The process comprises contacting the substrate to a carbon dioxide fluid containing an amphiphilic species wherein the contaminant associates with the amphiphilic species and becomes entrained in the carbon dioxide fluid. The substrate is then separated from the carbon dioxide fluid, and then the contaminant is separated from the carbon dioxide fluid.

Title
Cleaning process using carbon dioxide as a solvent and employing molecularly engineered surfactants
Application Number
553082
Publication Number
5866005
Application Date
November 1, 1996
Publication Date
February 2, 1999
Inventor
James B McClain
Carrboro
NC, US
Douglas E Betts
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Timothy J Romack
Durham
NC, US
Joseph M DeSimone
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Agent
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
Assignee
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
NC, US
IPC
D06L 1/00
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