Separation of a target substance from a fluid or mixture using encapsulated sorbents

Jennifer Lewis (Inventor), John J. Vericella (Inventor), Roger D. Aines (Inventor), Joshuah K. Stolaroff (Inventor), William L. Bourcier (Inventor), Christopher M. Spadaccini (Inventor), Eric B. Duoss (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Method and apparatus for separating a target substance from a fluid or mixture. Capsules having a coating and stripping solvents encapsulated in the capsules are provided. The coating is permeable to the target substance. The capsules having a coating and stripping solvents encapsulated in the capsules are exposed to the fluid or mixture. The target substance migrates through the coating and is taken up by the stripping solvents. The target substance is separated from the fluid or mixture by driving off the target substance from the capsules.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number11117091
StatePublished - Sep 14 2021

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