20160136541 EXTRACTION DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS||US||19.05.2016|
||14794665||Connoisseur Concentrates, LLC||Andrew Jones|
Extraction devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. Example devices have a solvent chamber, a plant material chamber, a collection chamber, and a solvent return that create a sealed, closed-cycle extraction and/or solvent purification process. Any extractable plant material can be used in the disclosed devices, methods, and systems although in some examples some form of the cannabis plant is used.
20160136565 CARBON DIOXIDE SEPARATION AND RECOVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD||US||19.05.2016|
||14901336||KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA||Takeshi OKUMURA|
A carbon dioxide separation and recovery system includes: an adsorption reactor, which adsorbs, by an adsorbent, carbon dioxide contained in a to-be-treated gas, discharges the to-be-treated gas from which the carbon dioxide has been removed, and discharges the adsorbent that has adsorbed the carbon dioxide; a desorption reactor, which receives the adsorbent discharged from the adsorption reactor, condenses desorbing steam on the adsorbent to cause carbon dioxide to desorb from the adsorbent, and then discharges the adsorbent; and an adsorbent dryer, which receives the adsorbent discharged from the desorption reactor, dries the adsorbent until a water content ratio thereof becomes a predetermined value greater than or equal to a water content ratio limit by causing, with use of a drying gas, condensation water contained in the adsorbent to evaporate as steam, and then discharges the adsorbent.
20160136566 CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CAPTURING CARBON DIOXIDE||US||19.05.2016|
||14797317||Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba||Noriko CHIBA|
A carbon dioxide capture apparatus according to an embodiment includes an absorber and a stripper. The liquid level of the absorbing liquid within the absorber is measured by an absorber level gauge. A regulating liquid that contains water and is used to control the proportion of water contained in the absorbing liquid is stored in a regulating liquid tank. The flow rate of the regulating liquid to be supplied from the regulating liquid tank to the absorber or the stripper is controlled by a regulating liquid control valve. A controller controls the opening degree of the regulating liquid control valve based on the liquid level of the absorbing liquid measured by the absorber level gauge.
20160136613 POROUS CARBON MATERIALS FOR CO2 SEPARATION IN NATURAL GAS||US||19.05.2016|
||15001835||William Marsh Rice University||James M. Tour|
In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to materials for use in CO2 capture in high pressure environments. In some embodiments, the materials include a porous carbon material containing a plurality of pores for use in a high pressure environment. Additional embodiments pertain to methods of utilizing the materials of the present disclosure to capture CO2 from various environments. In some embodiments, the materials of the present disclosure selectively capture CO2 over hydrocarbon species in the environment.
WO/2016/075514 ELASTIC PROTECTION TUBE FOR A HOLLOW FIBRE BLOOD PROCESSING APPARATUS||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/IB2014/065987||SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. ||ZANIBONI, Andrea |
A blood processing apparatus includes a housing, a shell, a fiber bundle, and an elastic tube. The housing has a blood inlet and a blood outlet and the shell is situated in the housing and configured to receive blood through the blood inlet. The shell includes a surface and one or more apertures extending through the surface to permit the blood to flow to an exterior of the shell. The fiber bundle includes gas exchanger hollow fibers situated about the shell such that gas flows through and the blood flows across the gas exchanger hollow fibers. The elastic tube includes a fiber web situated about the fiber bundle and configured to elastically constrain and protect the gas exchanger hollow fibers during the insertion into the housing. The fiber web has a pore size that permits the blood to flow across the fiber web without filtering micro-emboli from the blood.
WO/2016/074763 WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/EP2015/002137||MERCK PATENT GMBH ||ROITEL, Pascal |
A laboratory scale water purification system for producing up to 300 l/h deionized type 2 pure water from tap water, said system comprising a feed medium flow path including a pump (1) for supplying the feed medium under pressure to a feed inlet of a reverse-osmosis (RO) device (2) which is adapted to produce a permeate flow and a concentrate flow from the feed medium. An electro-deionization (EDI) device (10) is provided and has an inlet which is in fluid communication with a permeate outlet of the RO device (2) and has a purified water outlet. The system has a first retentate flow path (A) in fluid communication with the retentate outlet of the RO device (2), for removing retentate from the system, the first retentate flow path (A) including a first flow rate regulator (3) adapted to be remote controlled, and a second retentate flow path (B) in fluid communication with the retentate outlet of the RO device (2) for recirculating retentate to the feed medium flow path at an upstream position of the pump (1), the second retentate flow path (B) including a second flow rate regulator (4) adapted to be remote controlled. A first flow meter (5) is provided downstream of the permeate outlet for detecting the permeate flow rate produced by the RO device (2), a second flow meter (6) is provided in the first retentate flow path (A) downstream of the first flow rate regulator (3) for detecting the flow rate of the retentate flow that is removed from the system, and an automatic controller (13) is provided for remote controlling the first and second flow rate regulators (3,4) based on the detection results from the first and second flow meters (5,6) such that a predetermined target recovery
rate and a predetermined target permeate flow rate are controlled for the RO device (2).
WO/2016/075136 A STORAGE VESSEL COMPRISING A ONE-PIECE SHAPED BODY OF A POROUS SOLID||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/EP2015/076204||BASF SE ||WEICKERT, Mathias |
The invention is related to a storage
vessel (1) comprising a shaped body (3) of a porous solid, wherein the storage
vessel (1) comprises a wall (5) with a section (7) comprising at least one inlet (9), wherein the storage
vessel (1) has a central axis (11) and the central axis (11) is a longitudinal axis of the storage
vessel (1) and/or perpendicular to a cross-sectional area of the at least one inlet (9), wherein the shaped body (3) covers at least 85 % of an inner volume (13) of the storage
vessel (1) and the shaped body (3) comprises an opening (19) in an axial direction (17), axial referring to the central axis (11) of the storage
vessel (1), wherein the opening (19) extends from a first end (21) of the shaped body (3) to an opposing second end (23) of the shaped body (3) and wherein the storage
vessel (1) comprises exactly one shaped body (3), which is formed in one piece. The invention is further related to a shaped body and use of the shaped body.
WO/2016/076041 CO2 RECOVERY DEVICE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/JP2015/078435||HITACHI, LTD. ||KANEEDA Masato |
Provided is a CO2 recovery
device of an internal combustion engine, the device recovering
both the CO2
discharged from the internal combustion engine and atmospheric CO2
at a high efficiency and conducting methane synthesis from the CO2
at a high efficiency. The configuration of the present invention is as follows. The CO2 recovery
device of an internal combustion engine comprises a CO2
-trapping material that has been disposed in a passage of a CO2
-containing gas and that traps the CO2
contained in the gas and a methanation catalyst which has been disposed in the passage and with which the CO2
released from the CO2
-trapping material is reacted with the H2 supplied from an H2 source to conduct methanation. The recovery
device has a function wherein the heat generated by the internal combustion engine is used to raise the temperature of the CO2
-trapping material and thereby cause the CO2
-trapping material to release the CO2
WO/2016/076755 METHOD FOR PROCESSING NATURAL GAS AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING SAME||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/RU2015/000740||ENGO ENGINEERING LTD ||KRYUCHKOV, Viktor Alekseevich |
The invention relates to the oil and gas industry, and specifically to a technique for purifying and processing natural gas by using a low-temperature separation process for removing acid components including hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide
. Claimed is a method for purifying natural gas, including an initial separation of a flow of raw natural gas, involving the separation therefrom of water and gas condensate, and a subsequent removal of acid components from the separation gas, said components containing hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide
gas; the method is distinguished in that the removal of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide
gas is conducted sequentially, first carrying out a stage for removing hydrogen sulfide by using an absorbent having hydrogen sulfide selectivity; the next stage involves removing carbon dioxide
gas and a residual phase of gas condensate by using supersonic separation; carbon dioxide
gas is sent to be pumped into a formation or is used as a salable product; following the initial separation and following the supersonic separation, the gas condensate undergoes a stabilization process; the stabilization gas is returned to the hydrogen sulfide removal stage; the hydrogen sulfide is sent from the hydrogen sulfide removal stage to a stage for recovering
sulfur using the Claus process, the obtained sulfur is degassed, and the gas from the sulfur degassing is returned to the hydrogen sulfide removal stage. Additionally claimed is a device for implementing the proposed method. The technical result of the invention consists in increasing the extent to which natural gas is purified of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide
gas, while providing a more complete conversion of sulfur compounds. Moreover, the claimed invention allows for decreasing the content of ballast components and harmful impurities in the salable products of gas processing, while increasing the efficiency of technological processes, including the Claus process.
WO/2016/075148 GAS CAPTURE APPARATUS AND METHOD||WO||19.05.2016|
||PCT/EP2015/076225||KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. ||VERBAKEL, Frank |
device for capturing
a target gas from a gas flow is disclosed that can be continuously used without requiring consumption of target gas binding salts. To this end, the device is arranged to generate separate acidic and alkaline streams of fluid by electrolyzing water, binding the target gas to the hydroxide ions in the alkaline fluid stream or the hydronium ions in the acidic stream, and recombining the generated streams to release the bound target gas and regenerating
part of the electrolyzed water for further electrolysis. Such a capture
device may for instance be used in a gas purification system, e.g. an air purification system for controlling target gas levels in a confined space such as a vehicle cabin, domestic dwelling or office space, a target gas generation system or a target gas enrichment system, e.g. for creating target gas-rich air for horticultural purposes. A method for capturing
target gas from a gas flow and optionally utilizing the captured
target gas is also disclosed.