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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Bruce F Monzyk, Dongming Qiu, Matthew B Schmidt, G Bradley Chadwell, Wesley Bruno, Eric Burckle: Process for separating a fluid component from a fluid mixture using microchannel process technology. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, November 25, 2003: US06652627 (45 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a process for separating a fluid component from a fluid mixture comprising the fluid component, the process comprising: (A) flowing the fluid mixture into a microchannel separator; the microchannel separator comprising a plurality of process microchannels containing a sorpt ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Steven T Perry, Ravi Arora, Dongming Qiu, Michael Jay Lamont, Deanna Burwell, Terence Andrew Dritz, Jeffrey S McDaniel, William A Rogers Jr, Laura J Silva, Daniel J Weidert, Wayne W Simmons, G Bradley Chadwell: Separation process using microchannel technology. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, March 24, 2009: US07507274 (40 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention relates to a process and apparatus for separating a first fluid from a fluid mixture comprising the first fluid. The process comprises: (A) flowing the fluid mixture into a microchannel separator in contact with a sorption medium, the fluid mixture being maintained in the mic ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Dongming Qiu, Terence Andrew Dritz, Paul Neagle, Robert Dwayne Litt, Ravi Arora, Michael Jay Lamont, Kristina M Pagnotto: Process for separating nitrogen from methane using microchannel process technology. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, July 31, 2007: US07250074 (37 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention relates to a process for separating methane or nitrogen from a fluid mixture comprising methane and nitrogen, the process comprising: (A) flowing the fluid mixture into a microchannel separator, the microchannel separator comprising a plurality of process microchannels contai ...


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James Allen Mathias, G Bradley Chadwell, Dongming Qiu, Anna Lee Y Tonkovich, Steven T Perry, Matthew B Schmidt: Multi-stream microchannel device. Velocys, William B Richards, March 21, 2006: US07014835 (31 worldwide citation)

The invention is a process and device for exchanging heat energy between three or more streams in a microchannel heat exchanger which can be integrated with a microchannel reactor to form an integrated microchannel processing unit. The invention enables the combining of a plurality of integrated mic ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Sean P Fitzgerald, Paul W Neagle, Dongming Qiu, Matthew B Schmidt, Steven T Perry, David J Hesse, Robert J Luzenski, G Bradley Chadwell, Ying Peng, James A Mathias, Richard Q Long, Wm Allen Rogers, Ravi Arora, Wayne W Simmons, Barry L Yang, Yong Wang, Thomas Forte, Robert Jetter: Methods of conducting simultaneous endothermic and exothermic reactions. Velocys, Frank Rosenberg, Laura J Silva, July 31, 2007: US07250151 (31 worldwide citation)

Integrated Combustion Reactors (ICRS) and methods of making ICRs are described in which combustion chambers (or channels) are in direct thermal contact to reaction chambers for an endothermic reaction. Particular reactor designs are also described. Processes of conducting reactions in integrated com ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Wayne W Simmons, Laura J Silva, Dongming Qiu, Steven T Perry, Thomas Yuschak: Distillation process using microchannel technology. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, December 11, 2007: US07305850 (30 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention relates to a process for distilling a fluid mixture in a microchannel distillation unit, the microchannel distillation unit comprising a plurality of microchannel distillation sections, the fluid mixture comprising a more volatile component and a less volatile component, the ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Wayne W Simmons, Laura J Silva, Dongming Qiu, Steven T Perry, Thomas Yuschak, Thomas P Hickey, Ravi Arora, Amanda Smith, Robert Dwayne Litt, Paul Neagle: Distillation process using microchannel technology. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, November 3, 2009: US07610775 (29 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention relates to a distillation process for separating two or more components having different volatilities from a liquid mixture containing the components. The process employs microchannel technology for effecting the distillation and is particularly suitable for conducting diffic ...


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James A Mathias, Ravi Arora, Wayne W Simmons, Jeffrey S McDaniel, Anna Lee Tonkovich, William A Krause, Laura J Silva, Dongming Qiu: Process for cooling a product in a heat exchanger employing microchannels. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, February 21, 2006: US07000427 (25 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a process for cooling or liquefying a fluid product (e.g., natural gas) in a heat exchanger, the process comprising: flowing a fluid refrigerant through a set of refrigerant microchannels in the heat exchanger; and flowing the product through a set of product microchannels ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Dongming Qiu, Richard Q Long, Barry L Yang, Thomas Yuschak, Steven T Perry: Microchannel with internal fin support for catalyst or sorption medium. Velocys, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, May 22, 2007: US07220390 (12 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an apparatus, comprising: at least one process microchannel having a height, width and length, the height being up to about 10 mm, the process microchannel having a base wall extending in one direction along the width of the process microchannel and in another direction alo ...


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Anna Lee Tonkovich, Gary Roberts, Sean P Fitzgerald, Paul W Neagle, Dongming Qiu, Matthew Schmidt: Methods of making devices by stacking sheets and processes of conducting unit operations using such devices. Battelle Memorial Institute, Derek H Maughan, Frank Rosenberg, February 8, 2011: US07883670 (11 worldwide citation)

New designs, methods and processes are described that in which laminated devices and configured in a style named the “ortho” style. To form a device in the ortho style, plates or sheets are machined to have apertures and then stacked together such that the apertures connect and fluid can flow throug ...



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