With Gas And Liquid Contact Apparatus Patents (Class 96/243)
  • Patent number: 10675583
    Abstract: The invention refers to a device and a process for extracting water from the environment. The device comprises a means for capturing water from the environment by means of a liquid desiccant, an extraction chamber, a first duct through which liquid desiccant with water flows from the capture means to the extraction chamber, a second duct through which liquid desiccant flows from the extraction chamber to the capture means, a reservoir for depositing extracted water, a third duct through which water flows from the extraction chamber to the reservoir, a vacuum generator whose suction point and discharge point are operationally connected to the reservoir in order to suction the gas present in the reservoir and transfer gas into the reservoir, and a control device that controls the vacuum generator. The operation of the vacuum generator creates a pressure and temperature gradient that leads to evaporation of the water in the extraction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Panacea Quantum Leap Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Francisco Javier Velasco Valcke
  • Patent number: 10267528
    Abstract: Provided is an air conditioning apparatus. The air conditioning apparatus includes an air cleaner and an air washer coupled to the air cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taeyoon Kim, Ahram Kim, Chungook Chong, Daegeun Son, Hojung Kim, Hooncheol Jeon, Hyuckju Kwon, Hyungho Park, Inho Choi, Jeongtaek Park, Jieun Choi, Jinuk Kim, Jongsu Lee, Jungwoo Lee, Kunyoung Lee, Kyoungho Lee, Sanghyuk Son, Sunyoung Moon, Unchang Jeong, Woongi Kil, Yanghwa Lee, Yongmin Kim, Younggu Lee
  • Patent number: 10180259
    Abstract: Provided is a humidification and air cleaning apparatus. The humidification and air cleaning apparatus includes an air cleaner suctioning external air and generating filtered air by filtering suctioned external air; and an air washer separably placed on the air cleaner, supplied with filtered air from the air cleaner, and humidifying filtered air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taeyoon Kim, Kunyoung Lee, Jongsu Lee, Jieun Choi, Sanghyuk Son, Kyoungho Lee
  • Patent number: 10094582
    Abstract: Provided is a humidification and air cleaning apparatus. The humidification and air cleaning apparatus includes: a base body including an intake flow passage formed at a lower side thereof, including a clean connection flow passage formed at an upper side thereof, and discharging air entered through the intake flow passage into the clean connection flow passage; a water tank storing water, disposed at an upper side of the base body, and separable from the base body; and a humidification connection flow passage formed outside the water tank and guiding external air of the water tank to the inside of the water tank. Here, when the water tank is placed on the base body, the humidification connection flow passage and the clean connection flow passage communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kunyoung Lee, Taeyoon Kim, Jongsu Lee, Jieun Choi, Sanghyuk Son, Kyoungho Lee
  • Patent number: 9868085
    Abstract: A lean absorbent liquid supplier, disposed inside at an upper portion in the absorption tower housing, supplies a lean absorbent liquid into the housing. An absorption tower rectifier, disposed under the lean absorbent liquid supplier in the absorption tower housing, rectifies flow of the lean absorbent liquid supplied downwardly in the absorption tower housing, and dissolves an object gas in the lean absorbent liquid to generate a rich absorbent liquid. An absorbent liquid chamber, disposed below the absorption tower rectifier in the absorption tower housing temporarily stores the rich absorbent liquid therein. An absorption separator is disposed between the absorption tower rectifier and the absorbent liquid chamber in the absorption tower housing. The object gas is supplied to the absorbent liquid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Shin-Tae Bae, Sungchan Nam, Sungyeoul Park, Yeoil Yoon
  • Patent number: 9421494
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flue gas purification device with a scrubber tower (10), also called a scrubbing tower, a washing tower or an absorption tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: DOOSAN LENTJES GMBH
    Inventors: Annette Ziemann-Nothe, Aat Pelkmann
  • Patent number: 9157353
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a carbon dioxide capturing system includes an absorption tower to bring a gas containing carbon dioxide into contact with an absorbing liquid to discharge the absorbing liquid which has absorbed the carbon dioxide and discharge the gas whose carbon dioxide concentration is reduced. The system includes a regeneration tower to release the carbon dioxide from the absorbing liquid to discharge the absorbing liquid whose carbon dioxide concentration is reduced and discharge a gas containing the carbon dioxide. The system includes a first absorbing liquid component washing apparatus to cool the gas which is discharged from the absorption or regeneration tower and has passed through an absorption or regeneration tower condenser to condense or sublime an absorbing liquid component in the gas and remove a liquid or solid product generated by the condensation or sublimation of the absorbing liquid component by using a washing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Hodotsuka, Mitsuru Udatsu, Satoshi Saito, Satoru Kashimoto
  • Patent number: 9119890
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for influencing the smell coming from shaft openings of underground sewers, in which water droplets are sprayed into the air in shafts (1) of underground sewers which are open in the direction of the ambient air. Said spraying device comprises a pressure vessel (3) containing water and a nozzle (4) having one or more fine openings through which water can escape from the pressure vessel (3), the pressure vessel (3) being subject to a hydrostatic pressure which is by at least 2 bars greater than the ambient pressure, and the diameter of one or more nozzle openings being less than 130 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Kurt Himmelfreundpointner
  • Patent number: 9023209
    Abstract: A method for removing methane from biogas is described. The method includes: (i) receiving biogas including methane and other components into a first tank; (ii) receiving water into the first tank; (iii) contacting the biogas with the water inside the first tank; (iv) dispensing methane gas from an outlet of the first tank; and (v) producing from the tank an effluent stream that includes other components of the biogas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Silver Fish LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ott
  • Patent number: 9017523
    Abstract: A two stage scrubber process for ethanol fermentation has a first stage using fusel oil to remove the hazardous air pollutants and recover the majority of the ethanol. A second stage uses water as the scrubbing solvent to recover any residual ethanol that is stripped from the first stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Pinnacle Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Kenneth Sibik
  • Patent number: 9011792
    Abstract: An isolator includes a work chamber, a sterilizing substance supply unit, a gas flow channel pressure adjustment unit, a work chamber barometer, and a controller. The controller is configured to control execution of a gas flow channel leak test for checking a gas leak in a gas flow channel based on a detection result by the work chamber barometer after making the gas flow channel pressure adjustment unit increase or decrease the pressure in the gas flow channel, and is configured to control supply of the sterilizing substance by the sterilizing substance supply unit. The controller performs heating of a heater, which accompanies the supply of the sterilizing substance, in parallel with the gas flow channel leak test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Yokoi, Jiro Ohnishi, Akifumi Iwama, Masaki Harada, Yoshiaki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 9011577
    Abstract: A highly alkalized humic and fulvic filter reagent for the removal of multiple contaminants from a gas is provided. The contaminants removed from the gas stream may include, but are not limited to, Carbon Dioxide, Sulfur Oxide, Nitrogen Oxides, Hydrogen Sulfides, radionuclides, mercaptans, ammonia, toxic metals, particulates, volatile vapors, and organics. The present invention further includes the disposal of the filter reagent by way of using the highly alkalized humic and fulvic filter for soil fertility, releasing the carbon dioxide from the filter reagent, converting the liquid filter reagent into a solid for disposal or for use as a contaminant removal filter for waters, wastes, and chemicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Arctech Inc.
    Inventors: Daman S. Walia, Ashok T. Jain, Shinwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 9004817
    Abstract: Soil remediation systems containing at least one heating device configured to heat contaminated soil for remediation and at least one storage tank configured to contain an ionic liquid are described. The soil contaminated by a volatile compound is heated by the heating device to vaporize the volatile compound, which is trapped by the ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Fumihiro Hanasaka
  • Patent number: 8999047
    Abstract: A system for removing Hg contained in flue gas from a boiler, the system includes: a heat exchanger for performing heat exchange of the flue gas from the boiler; a precipitator for removing soot and dust in the flue gas; a wet desulfurization device for removing mercury oxide Hg2+ in the flue gas using an alkali absorbent; and; a removal assistant supply unit for supplying a removal assistant for removing impurities into a limestone and gypsum slurry that circulates through the wet desulfurization device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ukai, Seiji Kagawa, Tatsuto Nagayasu, Takuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8999257
    Abstract: Methods and systems for the dehydrogenation of hydrocarbons include a direct contact condenser to remove compounds from an offgas process stream. The reduction of compounds can decrease duty on the offgas compressor by removing steam and aromatics from the offgas. The dehydrogenation reaction system can be applicable for reactions such as the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to produce styrene, the dehydrogenation of isoamiline to produce isoprene, or the dehydrogenation of n-pentene to produce piperylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Fina Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent A. Welch, James R. Butler
  • Publication number: 20150068399
    Abstract: A device evacuates a chamber and purifies the gas extracted from said chamber of any foreign substances. The device comprises a dry-condensing vacuum pump having an input connected to the chamber to be evacuated and is suitable for maintaining the input pressure at a constant level at the output despite variable conditions. An intermediate line which connects to the output of the dry-condensing vacuum pump and a liquid ring vacuum pump, the input of which is connected to the intermediate line, are additionally provided. A corresponding method makes it possible to purify the gas of any foreign substances reliably and effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Heiner Kösters, Uwe Gottschlich
  • Patent number: 8950081
    Abstract: Methods of removing moisture from a compressor using a sorbent technology are provided. A dehydration device incorporating the sorbent technology is disposed in a system that contains a hygroscopic fluid. By passing the hygroscopic fluid over the sorbent technology, moisture is removed from the hygroscopic fluid. The systems include sealed devices and integral components for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and refrigeration devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew J. Heidecker
  • Patent number: 8951335
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for selectively removing an acid gas from a feed stream to reduce co-absorption of CO2. The system can include an absorber configured to contact at least a portion of the feed stream with a caustic solution or other basic solvents to produce a clean stream substantially depleted of the acid gas. To reduce co-absorption of CO2 by the caustic solution to less than 10% of the CO2 present in the feed stream, the absorber can be further configured to receive a driver gas that is substantially non-reactive with the caustic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fluor Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Paul M. Mathias
  • Patent number: 8945293
    Abstract: A silicon oxide removal apparatus for removing silicon oxide contained in an inert gas discharged from a silicon single crystal manufacturing apparatus, including at least: a contact means for bringing the inert gas discharged from the silicon single crystal manufacturing apparatus into contact with a strongly alkaline solution; and a neutralizing means for neutralizing an alkaline material contained in the inert gas brought into contact with the strongly alkaline solution. As a result, there is provided a silicon oxide removal apparatus and a facility for recycling an inert gas for use in a silicon single crystal manufacturing apparatus that can more effectively remove the silicon oxide contained in the inert gas discharged from the silicon single crystal manufacturing apparatus at low cost and enable recycle of the inert gas in which the silicon oxide has been effectively removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Higuchi, Tadahiko Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 8920548
    Abstract: The CO2 capture system by chemical absorption for removing CO2 from a combustion exhaust gas by a solvent, comprising: an absorber for absorbing CO2 by a solvent, a regenerator for heating a rich solvent absorbed CO2 thereby releasing CO2, a gas exhaust system for discharging gas from the regenerator, a gas compressor installed in the gas exhaust system, a heat exchanger disposed downstream of the gas compressor for exchanging heat between compressed gas and rich solvent to be supplied to the regenerator, a gas-liquid separator disposed downstream of the heat exchanger for separating gas from condensed water, a condensed water supply system for supplying condensed water from the gas-liquid separator to the regenerator, another gas exhaust system for discharging gas containing high-concentration CO2 from the gas-liquid separator, and a compressor disposed downstream of the gas-liquid separator in the another gas exhaust system for pressurizing the gas containing high-concentration CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Babcock-Hitachi K.K.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hokari, Hisayuki Orita, Masaaki Mukaide, Jun Shimamura, Kouichi Yokoyama, Noriko Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140366740
    Abstract: A household appliance having a drying apparatus, such as a dishwasher, a washer-drier, a washing machine or the like, is shown according to the invention, wherein a contact zone is provided in a contact chamber for extracting moisture out of the air, which originates from a working chamber of the household appliance, by means of contact between the air and a hygroscopic liquid and wherein a separating element is present for separating hygroscopic liquid out of the air, characterized in that a separating surface is formed downstream of the contact chamber in the direction of flow by the surface of the wall of an air duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Heinz-Dieter Eichholz, Peter Nenning
  • Publication number: 20140360363
    Abstract: An air purification system comprises a chamber having an air inlet and an air outlet, a plurality of flexible wires hanging from a ceiling of the chamber, a spray mechanism configured to spray droplets in the chamber, and a sound wave generator configured to generate a standing sound wave in the chamber. During operation of the air purification system, the plurality of flexible wires are elastically deformed by the standing sound wave generated by the sound wave generator such that portions of the plurality of flexible wires converge at nodes of the sound wave, and also the droplets move to the nodes of the standing sound wave, while trapping particles in the air during the movement to the nodes. The droplets collide against and are adsorbed to the plurality of flexible wires at the nodes of the sound wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Takahisa KUSUURA
  • Patent number: 8906149
    Abstract: The present application relates to a system for removal of gaseous contaminants from a gas stream. The system includes an absorber for contacting the gas stream with a wash solution to form a used wash stream, a regenerator for regenerating the used wash solution, a reboiler and at least two heat exchangers in fluid communication with the absorber, regenerator and reboiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Barath Baburao, Jonathan W. Leister, Frederic Vitse
  • Patent number: 8894757
    Abstract: The CO2 capture system by chemical absorption for removing CO2 from a combustion exhaust gas by a solvent, comprising: an absorber for absorbing CO2 by a solvent, a regenerator for heating a rich solvent absorbed CO2 thereby releasing CO2, a gas exhaust system for discharging gas from the regenerator, a gas compressor installed in the gas exhaust system, a heat exchanger disposed downstream of the gas compressor for exchanging heat between compressed gas and rich solvent to be supplied to the regenerator, a gas-liquid separator disposed downstream of the heat exchanger for separating gas from condensed water, a condensed water supply system for supplying condensed water from the gas-liquid separator to the regenerator, another gas exhaust system for discharging gas containing high-concentration CO2 from the gas-liquid separator, and a compressor disposed downstream of the gas-liquid separator in the another gas exhaust system for pressurizing the gas containing high-concentration CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Babcock-Hitachi K.K.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hokari, Hisayuki Orita, Masaaki Mukaide, Jun Shimamura, Kouichi Yokoyama, Noriko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8894748
    Abstract: Horizontal duct scrubbing systems for removing particulate matter from a gas are disclosed. The horizontal scrubbing systems may receive a particulate-containing gas stream (e.g., containing PM10 and/or PM2.5 particulate matter), and remove at least some of such particulates by spraying liquid droplets co-current to the flow of the gas stream, where the liquid droplets have a volume median droplet diameter (DV0.5) of from 240 microns to 600 microns. The scrubbing system may be substantially free of flow deflection members between a liquid inlet manifold and a demister. The system may be remove at least 50 wt. % PM10 and/or PM2.5 particulate matter from the gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Alcoa Inc.
    Inventors: Rajat S. Ghosh, Neal Richard Dando, Jay N. Bruggeman
  • Patent number: 8894941
    Abstract: SOx removal equipment for reducing sulfur oxides from flue gas from a boiler, a cooler provided on a downstream side of the SOx removal equipment, for reducing the sulfur oxides that remain in the flue gas and decrease a gas temperature, CO2 recovery equipment including an absorber for bringing CO2 in the flue gas into contact with a CO2 absorption liquid to be reduced, and a regenerator for causing the CO2 absorption liquid to emit CO2 to recover CO2 and regenerate the CO2 absorption liquid, a heat exchanger which is provided on an inlet passage side of the electric dust collector, for decreasing a temperature of the flue gas are included, and a mist generation material in the flue gas is converted from a gas state to a mist state to cause particulates in the flue gas to arrest and reduce the mist generation material in the mist state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuto Nagayasu, Takashi Kamijo, Masayuki Inui, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Hiromitsu Nagayasu, Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Susumu Okino, Naoyuki Kamiyama, Seiji Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 8882890
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for separating liquefiable hydrocarbons from H2-, hydrocarbon-containing gas streams are provided. In one example, a method comprises positioning a H2-, hydrocarbon-containing gas stream in an internal volume of a vessel below a heat exchange absorption section. A hydrocarbon-containing liquid stream is positioned in the internal volume above the heat exchange absorption section. The hydrocarbon-containing liquid stream is countercurrent contacted with at least a portion of the H2-, hydrocarbon-containing gas stream along a tube portion of the heat exchange absorption section to separate H2 and C3+ hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbon-containing liquid stream and the at least the portion of the H2-, hydrocarbon-containing gas stream are cooled along the tube portion to facilitate separating H2 and C3+ hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Frank S. Rosser, Larry D. Awe
  • Patent number: 8882896
    Abstract: Post-combustion conditioning systems are described that include a flue gas conditioning device configured to condition an exhaust stream to produce a conditioned stream. First and second outlet ducts can be fluidly coupled to, and substantially supported by, the flue gas conditioning device. This advantageously can eliminate costly ductwork, reduce the space required, and reduce the pressure drop of the system. The first outlet duct can fluidly couple the flue gas conditioning device to an exhaust duct, such that the conditioned stream can flow from the first conditioning device via the first outlet duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fluor Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis W. Johnson, Jonathan Priest
  • Patent number: 8876960
    Abstract: A method and system for transporting and processing sour gas are provided. The method includes collecting a sour gas at a collection location, which has an associated sweetening device, and delivering a solvent to the sweetening device from a regeneration device remote therefrom. The sour gas is treated at the collection location with the solvent in the associated sweetening device to form a sweetened gas and a sour gas-rich solvent. The sweetened gas is transported from the sweetening device to a gas processing plant remote therefrom, and the sour gas-rich solvent from the sweetening device is delivered to the regeneration device for regeneration therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Kalinowski, James E. Chitwood, James O. Y. Ong, Rui Song
  • Patent number: 8864878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for improving the utilization of energy in a cement manufacturing plant comprising an absorption based contaminant, e.g. CO2, capture process using thermal regeneration of a liquid absorbent. The methods and systems of the present invention are characterized in that the thermal regeneration of the liquid absorbent is at least partially effected using a hot exhaust gas stream generated in the kiln of the cement manufacturing plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Nareshkumar B. Handagama, Rasesh R. Kotdawala, Ajay Vajpeyi
  • Patent number: 8840714
    Abstract: A wet scrubber (1) and a method of using the wet scrubber to clean a process gas containing sulphur dioxide comprising at least one spray level system (20) with atomizing nozzles (38) to which an absorption liquid is supplied for atomization by the nozzles (38). The method comprises operating the spray level system (20) in at least a first operating mode with an active nozzle density of at least 0.7 nozzles/m2, an absorption liquid flow of at least 10 m3/hour per nozzle and a Total Flow of at least 30 m3/hour/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Rikard Hakansson
  • Publication number: 20140260975
    Abstract: Vacuum trucks are utilized for collecting liquids and solids capable of fluidization, via a hose or pipe connected to a holding tank in which a vacuum has been induced via an air mover such as a blower. The air stream drawn from the holding tank must be discharged to the atmosphere; environmental laws may require treatment of the exhaust stream prior to discharge. Vacuum trucks used in industrial settings like petroleum refineries and chemical plants may require a large charge of materials to remove pollutants discharged from the vacuum truck holding tank. The embodiments disclosed herein include modularized “control units,” containing adsorbents and/or absorbents to reduce the organic content of the exhaust gas, including VOCs as well as specific organic compounds of concern. These materials must be replaced when they are no longer effective in removing pollutants. Embodiments herein include a system for efficient change out of control units to allow continued operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Charles K. Miller
  • Patent number: 8834608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for separating off solid particles, in particular coke particles, from a water phase by means of gravity in a plant for generating hydrocarbons by cracking a hydrocarbonaceous feed, and also to a device for carrying out the process. In contrast to the prior art, the water phase is taken off predominantly from a point above the column bottom B via the outlet A. The first gravity separator 2 which is constructed as a multistage settling tank 2 is situated not beneath, but next to, the scrubbing water column 1. The bottom phase of the scrubbing water column 1 already acts as a part of the first gravity separator 2. Thus, via the outlet 5 in the column bottom B, a heavy water phase which is loaded with coke particles is already taken off and passed into the second gravity separator 3. This heavy water phase is further treated, together with the heavy water phase which is loaded with coke particles from the recesses 6 of the multistage settling tank 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Linde AG
    Inventors: Michael Baus, Gerhard Alzner
  • Patent number: 8834617
    Abstract: A system is configured to remove volatile organic compounds from a container. The system includes an enclosed contactor vessel having a first inlet to receive vapor containing volatile organic compounds from the container and a second inlet. The second inlet receives a vapor capture medium from a source. A contactor facilitates entrainment of the volatile organic compounds with the vapor capture medium while a first outlet recirculates treated vapor back to the container to effect a closed loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nanovapor Fuels Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Elliott Moorhead
  • Patent number: 8801838
    Abstract: This technology relates to the enlargement by water condensation in a laminar flow of airborne particles with diameters of the order of a few nanometers to hundreds of nanometers to form droplets with diameters of the order of several micrometers. The technology presents several advanced designs, including the use of double-stage condensers. It has application to measuring the number concentration of particles suspended in air or other gas, to collecting these particles, or to focusing these particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Aerosol Dynamics Inc.
    Inventors: Susanne V. Hering, Gregory S. Lewis, Steven R. Spielman
  • Patent number: 8795416
    Abstract: An in-situ forced oxidation wet flue gas desulfurization apparatus, method and arrangement for utilization with oxy-fuel combustion power plants. The apparatus is a tower-like structure having a flue gas scrubbing zone and a reaction zone located subjacent to the gas scrubbing zone. A sulfur oxide absorbing liquid slurry is supplied to the gas scrubbing zone to react with and scrub the sulfur oxides from the flue gas. The partially reacted liquid slurry reagent and the scrubbed products drain into the reaction zone, rising to a set level. Oxidation air is introduced into the liquid slurry in the reaction zone to force the in-situ oxidation of sulfur compounds collected in the reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis K. McDonald, Kevin J. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8778066
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vacuum pump exhaust pipe of a chemical vapor deposition apparatus, wherein two ports of the vacuum pump exhaust pipe are respectively connected to a vacuum pump outlet and a scrubber, and anti-sticking inner pipes are installed inside the exhaust pipe and closely contacted with inner walls of the exhaust pipe. The present invention also relates to a vacuum pump of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus. Blockage hardly occurs in the vacuum pump exhaust pipe of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus and the relevant vacuum pump according to the present invention to solve problems of the easily found blockage in the exhaust pipe, wasting the manpower and the time for clearing the exhaust pipe and the effect to the uptime of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus in the prior arts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 8764892
    Abstract: A method for removal of CO2 from a flue gas stream, comprising the steps of: a) contacting a flue gas stream comprising CO2 with a first absorption liquid comprising NH3 such that the flue gas stream is depleted in CO2; b) contacting the flue gas stream depleted in CO2 of step a) with a second absorption liquid such that NH3 from the flue gas stream is absorbed in said second absorption liquid to form a flue gas stream depleted in CO2 and NH3; c) separating NH3 from the second absorption liquid such that a gas stream comprising NH3 is obtained; d) contacting said gas stream comprising NH3 separated in step c) with a third absorption liquid such that NH3 is absorbed in said third absorption liquid. A system for removal of CO2 from a flue gas stream, the system comprising: a CO2 absorption stage; an NH3 absorption stage; and a reabsorption stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Ulrich Koss, Frederic Zenon Kozak
  • Publication number: 20140174298
    Abstract: An air filtering device includes a tank, a treatment house and a fan. The treatment house includes a base body covering the tank and a dividing board positioned in the base body. The dividing board is configured to divide the treatment house into a first treatment room and a second treatment room. An air intake is defined in the first treatment room. An air outlet is defined in the second treatment room. A guiding end is formed in an end of the boarding end adjacent to the tank. The fan is positioned adjacent to and facing the air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (JIASHAN) CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: XIAO-LU OU
  • Patent number: 8741227
    Abstract: An isolator includes a workroom having a first sterilizing material supply port, a first sterilizing material discharge port, a first gas supply port and a first gas discharge port, a sterilization chamber having a second sterilizing material supply port, a second sterilizing material discharge port, a second gas supply port and a second gas discharge port, a sterilizing material supply unit, a first sterilizing material supply path connecting the sterilizing material supply unit to the first sterilizing material supply port, a second sterilizing material supply path connecting the sterilizing material supply unit to the second sterilizing material supply port, a first circulating path connecting the first sterilizing material discharge port to the sterilizing material supply unit, a second circulating path connecting the second sterilizing material discharge port to the sterilizing material supply unit, a first gas supply path, a second gas supply path, a first gas discharge path, a second gas discharge path
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Yokoi, Jiro Ohnishi, Shinji Fukui, Akifumi Iwama
  • Patent number: 8734575
    Abstract: The airflow controlling device includes a bacteria counting portion counting bacteria of a controlled space; a first smoothing processing portion performing a first smoothing process on the bacteria count; a second smoothing processing portion performing a second smoothing process on the bacteria count; a bacteria reducing capability storing portion storing a bacteria reducing capability relative to each flow rate; a first flow rate evaluating portion selecting a flow rate matching a bacteria reducing capability compatible with an increase in a bacteria count forecasted from the processing result of the first smoothing processing portion; a second flow rate evaluating portion selecting a flow rate matching a bacteria reducing capability compatible with an increase in a bacteria count forecasted from the processing result of the second smoothing processing portion; and a flow rate determining portion selecting a flow rate into the controlled space based on the flow rates selected by the first and second flow r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Azbil Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Tanaka, Mayumi Miura, Kenji Akai, Shuji Sawada, Yasuko Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 8702853
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid storage tank having an interior volume and a floor and having an internal spill containment chamber comprising a vent gas scrubbing apparatus or scrubber. The chamber may be defined by a containment wall which completely separates the chamber from the tank interior volume. The containment wall may comprise an exterior portion which extends beyond the tank wall. The scrubber is disposed within the chamber and comprises a gas inlet passing through the containment wall into the tank interior volume, a gas outlet for venting scrubbed gases, and a gas scrubbing chemical storage and circulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Russell Hebblethwaite
  • Patent number: 8696805
    Abstract: Disclosed are a heat exchanger for a dehumidifier using a liquid desiccant and a dehumidifier using a liquid desiccant having the same. The heat exchanger for a dehumidifier using a liquid desiccant, comprises: a plurality of plate-type heat exchanger bodies to which a heat transfer medium flows through flow paths formed therein; and a plurality of plates extending between the respective heat exchanger bodies, and inclined with respect to the surfaces of the heat exchanger bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Young Soo Chang, Dae-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 8696804
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide storage means stores the carbon dioxide released in a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger cools the exhaust gas emitted by the internal combustion engine, and includes a thermal electric generator (TEG) configured to couple thermally the exhaust gas chamber to the absorber fluid chamber in a manner effective to heat the CO2 absorbent fluid by heat from the engine exhaust to release CO2 gas from the CO2 absorbent fluid and generate electricity in response to a temperature difference therebetween. The CO2 absorbent fluid is one of: a) an aliphatic di-functional nitrile (e.g. pimelonitrile); and b) an oligomeric poly-acrylonitrile (PAN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Ihms, Bruce A. Myers
  • Publication number: 20140090559
    Abstract: A fan filter device with one or more fan blades substantially comprising a filter media coated or impregnated with a fluid for removing particulates, such as dust and other pollution, from airflow in a wide variety of environments. The fluid has evaporation and viscosity characteristics suitable for maintaining the filter media in a wet condition at the desired speed and temperature of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Erich Peteln
  • Patent number: 8679432
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adsorber, including a reaction chamber, an adsorbent having adsorption properties enabling the at least partial removal of water from a gas stream including NOx and/or SOx, and a coating essentially consisting of a polymer material on at least a portion of the inner metal wall of the reaction chamber, said polymer being resistant to the acidic liquids at temperatures above 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Ivan Sanchez-Molinero, Serge Moreau
  • Patent number: 8663436
    Abstract: A water electrolysis system includes a high-pressure water electrolysis apparatus and a gas-liquid separation device. The gas-liquid separation device includes a block member which includes a gas-liquid separation opening and a water-level detection opening. The gas-liquid separation opening and the water-level detection opening extend substantially vertically and includes respective bottom portions which integrally communicate with a discharge pipe. The discharge pipe is disposed at a lower side portion of the block member. The water-level detection opening includes a top portion and a top water-level detection section. The block member further includes an inlet hole in which the hydrogen is introduced from the high-pressure water electrolysis device. The inlet hole is disposed at an upper side portion of the block member. The inlet hole is positioned above the top water-level detection section of the water-level detection opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Taruya, Koji Nakazawa, Hisashi Nagaoka, Daisuke Kurashina
  • Patent number: 8657929
    Abstract: Presented is a method and apparatus for treating an exhaust gas. A series of filters and conditioning units are used to separate and extract various substances from the exhaust gas, typically originating from an industrial process. In an exemplary embodiment, a cyclone filter, a ceramic filter, a baghouse filter, and a pair of gas conditioners are used to initially separate and extract iron-rich dust from an exhaust gas and then extract zinc from the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Arcelormittal Investigacion y Desarrollo
    Inventor: Naiyang Ma
  • Patent number: 8658107
    Abstract: An isolator includes a work chamber, a sterilizing substance supply unit, a gas flow channel pressure adjustment unit, a work chamber barometer, and a controller. The controller is configured to control execution of a gas flow channel leak test for checking a gas leak in a gas flow channel based on a detection result by the work chamber barometer after making the gas flow channel pressure adjustment unit increase or decrease the pressure in the gas flow channel, and is configured to control supply of the sterilizing substance by the sterilizing substance supply unit. The controller performs heating of a heater, which accompanies the supply of the sterilizing substance, in parallel with the gas flow channel leak test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Yokoi, Jiro Ohnishi, Akifumi Iwama, Masaki Harada, Yoshiaki Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20140047977
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid storage tank having an interior volume and a floor and having an internal spill containment chamber comprising a vent gas scrubbing apparatus or scrubber. The chamber may be defined by a containment wall which completely separates the chamber from the tank interior volume. The containment wall may comprise an exterior portion which extends beyond the tank wall. The scrubber is disposed within the chamber and comprises a gas inlet passing through the containment wall into the tank interior volume, a gas outlet for venting scrubbed gases, and a gas scrubbing chemical storage and circulation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ATTERUS HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventor: Russell HEBBLETHWAITE