Multiple mode industrial process system and method

Nandakishore Rajagopalan (Inventor), Joseph Pickowitz (Inventor), Timothy C Lindsey (Inventor), Todd Rusk (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method in which a fluid is driven into a process unit through utilization of a propulsion unit operating in a process mode. A process is performed which utilizes the fluid in the process unit. The propulsion unit is set to operate in a recycle mode and fluid contaminated by the process is driven into a recycling unit through utilization of the propulsion unit. A system comprises a process unit that utilizes a liquid to perform a process. A recycling unit recycles fluid contaminated by the process. A propulsion unit coupled to the process unit and the recycling unit is adjustable between a process mode and a recycle mode.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number6613233
Filing date8/15/01
StatePublished - Sep 2 2003


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