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A gas-liquid separator uses a helical passageway to impart a spiral motion to a fluid passing therethrough. The centrifugal force generated by the spiraling motion urges the liquid component of the fluid radially outward which forces the gas component radially inward. The gas component is then separated through a gas-permeable, liquid-impervious membrane and discharged through a central passageway. A filter material captures target substances contained in the fluid.

Title
Centrifugal adsorption system
Application Number
10/263280
Publication Number
7122071 (B1)
Application Date
September 25, 2002
Publication Date
October 17, 2006
Inventor
Wenshan Lee
Houston
TX, US
Yow Min D Tsao
Friendswood
TX, US
Steve R Gonda
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Theodore U Ro
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DC, US
IPC
B01D 19/00
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