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  1. Distillation Column Modeling Tools

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    2001-09-01

    Advanced Computational and Experimental Techniques will Optimize Distillation Column Operation. Distillation is a low thermal efficiency unit operation that currently consumes 4.8 quadrillion BTUs of energy...

  2. Distillation Column Flooding Predictor

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    2002-02-01

    This factsheet describes a research project whose goal is to develop the flooding predictor, an advanced process control strategy, into a universally useable tool that will maximize the separation yield of a distillation column.

  3. Distillation Column Flooding Predictor

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    George E. Dzyacky

    2010-11-23

    The Flooding Predictor™ is a patented advanced control technology proven in research at the Separations Research Program, University of Texas at Austin, to increase distillation column throughput by over 6%, while also increasing energy efficiency by 10%. The research was conducted under a U. S. Department of Energy Cooperative Agreement awarded to George Dzyacky of 2ndpoint, LLC. The Flooding Predictor™ works by detecting the incipient flood point and controlling the column closer to its actual hydraulic limit than historical practices have allowed. Further, the technology uses existing column instrumentation, meaning no additional refining infrastructure is required. Refiners often push distillation columns to maximize throughput, improve separation, or simply to achieve day-to-day optimization. Attempting to achieve such operating objectives is a tricky undertaking that can result in flooding. Operators and advanced control strategies alike rely on the conventional use of delta-pressure instrumentation to approximate the column’s approach to flood. But column delta-pressure is more an inference of the column’s approach to flood than it is an actual measurement of it. As a consequence, delta pressure limits are established conservatively in order to operate in a regime where the column is never expected to flood. As a result, there is much “left on the table” when operating in such a regime, i.e. the capacity difference between controlling the column to an upper delta-pressure limit and controlling it to the actual hydraulic limit. The Flooding Predictor™, an innovative pattern recognition technology, controls columns at their actual hydraulic limit, which research shows leads to a throughput increase of over 6%. Controlling closer to the hydraulic limit also permits operation in a sweet spot of increased energy-efficiency. In this region of increased column loading, the Flooding Predictor is able to exploit the benefits of higher liquid/vapor traffic that produce increased contact area and lead to substantial increases in separation efficiency – which translates to a 10% increase in energy efficiency on a BTU/bbl basis. The Flooding Predictor™ operates on the principle that between five to sixty minutes in advance of a flooding event, certain column variables experience an oscillation, a pre-flood pattern. The pattern recognition system of the Flooding Predictor™ utilizes the mathematical first derivative of certain column variables to identify the column’s pre-flood pattern(s). This pattern is a very brief, highly repeatable, simultaneous movement among the derivative values of certain column variables. While all column variables experience negligible random noise generated from the natural frequency of the process, subtle pre-flood patterns are revealed among sub-sets of the derivative values of column variables as the column approaches its hydraulic limit. The sub-set of column variables that comprise the pre-flood pattern is identified empirically through in a two-step process. First, 2ndpoint’s proprietary off-line analysis tool is used to mine historical data for pre-flood patterns. Second, the column is flood-tested to fine-tune the pattern recognition for commissioning. Then the Flooding Predictor™ is implemented as closed-loop advanced control strategy on the plant’s distributed control system (DCS), thus automating control of the column at its hydraulic limit.

  4. Packing columns for capillary electrochromatography.

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    Coln, L A; Maloney, T D; Fermier, A M

    2000-07-28

    Considering the current interest in capillary electrochromatography (CEC), performed in packed columns, we present the different methods used to pack capillary columns for use in CEC. General considerations on column packing are given and the column fabrication process is discussed in sufficient detail to allow instruction to those who are not experienced in the field. Five different packing methods are discussed to deliver packing material into the capillary column from a practical view point: slurry pressure packing, packing with supercritical CO2, electrokinetic packing, using centripetal forces, and packing by gravity. Entrapment of particulate material by sintering and sol-gel technology is also mentioned. Although slurry pressure packing procedures are most common, higher separation efficiencies are obtained using other packing approaches. Electrokinetic packing seems to be the simplest technique to deliver the packing material into the capillary columns. Nevertheless, as with the other packing techniques, skill and experience are required to complete all the steps involved in the fabrication of packed columns for CEC. PMID:10961303

  5. Microfabricated packed gas chromatographic column

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    Kottenstette, Richard; Matzke, Carolyn M.; Frye-Mason, Gregory C.

    2003-12-16

    A new class of miniaturized gas chromatographic columns has been invented. These chromatographic columns are formed using conventional micromachining techniques, and allow packed columns having lengths on the order of a meter to be fabricated with a footprint on the order of a square centimeter.

  6. Tritium Isotope Separation Using Adsorption-Distillation Column

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    Fukada, Satoshi

    2005-07-15

    In order to miniaturize the height of a distillation tower for the detritiation of waste water from fusion reactors, two experiments were conducted: (1) liquid frontal chromatography of tritium water eluting through an adsorption column and (2) water distillation using a column packed with adsorbent particles. The height of the distillation tower depends on the height equivalent to a theoretical plate, HETP, and the equilibrium isotope separation factor, {alpha}{sub H-T}{sup equi}. The adsorption action improved not only HETP but also {alpha}{sub H-T}{sup equi}. Since the adsorption-distillation method proposed here can shorten the tower height with keeping advantages of the distillation, it may bring an excellent way for miniaturizing the distillation tower to detritiate a large amount of waste water from fusion reactors.

  7. Method for packed column separations and purifications

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    Holman, David A. (Richland, WA); Bruckner-Lea, Cynthia J. (Richland, WA); Brockman, Fred J. (Kennewick, WA); Chandler, Darrell P. (Richland, WA)

    2006-08-15

    The invention encompasses a method of packing and unpacking a column chamber. A mixture of a fluid and a matrix material are introduced through a column chamber inlet so that the matrix material is packed within a column chamber to form a packed column. The column chamber having the column chamber inlet or first port for receiving the mixture further has an outlet port and an actuator port. The outlet port is partially closed for capturing the matrix material and permitting the fluid to flow therepast by rotating relative one to the other of a rod placed in the actuator port. Further rotation relative one to the other of the rod and the column chamber opens the outlet and permits the matrix material and the fluid to flow therethrough thereby unpacking the matrix material from the column chamber.

  8. Heat Integration in Batch Distillation Column

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    Maiti, Debadrita; Jana, Amiya K.; Samanta, Amar Nath

    2010-10-01

    A new heat integrated batch distillation column has been configured in this paper. Here the column and reboiler are connected in an annular arrangement and a compressor is positioned between them to maintain the pressure difference. The heat integration is between the rectifying batch column and one concentric reboiler. Ethanol-Water binary system is chosen as an example for the design and analysis of this heat integrated batch distillation column (HIBDiC). In this work, a sensitivity test for selecting the optimal value of the total number of trays and reboiler duty and a thermodynamic feasibility test for its design acceptability has been accomplished. The principal objective of this study is to investigate the influence of compression ratio (CR) on the energy consumption of distillation and to find out the optimal value of CR. Also a comparative analysis of HIBiDC on energy consumption in steady state as well as in dynamic state has been carried out on the basis of its conventional model. The proposed scheme is capable to save the energy up to 50.52% compared to its conventional one by selecting the CR of 1.4 as an optimal value.

  9. Final Report, Distillation Column Flooding Predictor

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    George E. Dzyacky

    2003-05-31

    The Flooding Predictor is an advanced process control strategy comprising a patented pattern-recognition methodology that identifies pre-flood patterns discovered to precede flooding events in distillation columns. The grantee holds a U.S. patent on the modeling system. The technology was validated at the Separations Research Program, The University of Texas at Austin under a grant from the U. S. Department of Energy, Inventions & Innovation Program. Distillation tower flooding occurs at abnormally high vapor and/or liquid rates. The loss in tray efficiencies is attributed to unusual behavior of liquid inventories inside the column leading to conditions of flooding of the space in between trays with liquid. Depending on the severity of the flood condition, consequences range from off spec products to equipment damage and tower shutdown. This non-intrusive pattern recognition methodology, processes signal data obtained from existing column instrumentation. Once the pattern is identified empirically, it is modeled and coded into the plant's distributed control system. The control system is programmed to briefly "unload" the tower each time the pattern appears. The unloading takes the form of a momentary reduction in column severity, e.g., decrease bottom temperature, reflux or tower throughput. Unloading the tower briefly at the pre-flood state causes long-term column operation to become significantly more stable - allowing an increase in throughput and/or product purity. The technology provides a wide range of value between optimization and flooding. When a distillation column is not running at capacity, it should be run in such a way ("pushed") that optimal product purity is achieved. Additional benefits include low implementation and maintenance costs, and a high level of console operator acceptance. The previous commercial applications experienced 98% uptime over a four-year period. Further, the technology is unique in its ability to distinguish between different flooding mechanisms within the same tower, e.g., liquid and jet flooding.

  10. A Versatile, Automatic Chromatographic Column Packing Device

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    Barry, Eugene F.; And Others

    1977-01-01

    Describes an inexpensive apparatus for packing liquid and gas chromatographic columns of high efficiency. Consists of stainless steel support struts, an Automat Getriebmotor, and an associated three-pulley system capable of 10, 30, and 300 rpm. (MLH)

  11. Highly efficient capillary columns packed with superficially porous particles via sequential column packing.

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    Treadway, James W; Wyndham, Kevin D; Jorgenson, James W

    2015-11-27

    Highly efficient capillary columns packed with superficially porous particles were created for use in ultrahigh pressure liquid chromatography. Superficially porous particles around 1.5?m in diameter were packed into fused silica capillary columns with 30, 50, and 75?m internal diameters. To create the columns, several capillary columns were serially packed from the same slurry, with packing progress plots being generated to follow the packing of each column. Characterization of these columns using hydroquinone yielded calculated minimum reduced plate heights as low as 1.24 for the most efficient 30?m internal diameter column, corresponding to over 500,000plates/m. At least one highly efficient column (minimum reduced plate height less than 2) was created for all three of the investigated column inner diameters, with the smallest diameter columns having the highest efficiency. This study proves that highly efficient capillary columns can be created using superficially porous particles and shows the efficiency potential of these particles. PMID:26499974

  12. Continuous and Batch Distillation in an Oldershaw Tray Column

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    Silva, Carlos M.; Vaz, Raquel V.; Santiago, Ana S.; Lito, Patricia F.

    2011-01-01

    The importance of distillation in the separation field prompts the inclusion of distillation experiments in the chemical engineering curricula. This work describes the performance of an Oldershaw column in the rectification of a cyclohexane/n-heptane mixture. Total reflux distillation, continuous rectification under partial reflux, and batch…

  13. Continuous and Batch Distillation in an Oldershaw Tray Column

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    Silva, Carlos M.; Vaz, Raquel V.; Santiago, Ana S.; Lito, Patricia F.

    2011-01-01

    The importance of distillation in the separation field prompts the inclusion of distillation experiments in the chemical engineering curricula. This work describes the performance of an Oldershaw column in the rectification of a cyclohexane/n-heptane mixture. Total reflux distillation, continuous rectification under partial reflux, and batch

  14. An Automated Distillation Column for the Unit Operations Laboratory

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    Perkins, Douglas M.; Bruce, David A.; Gooding, Charles H.; Butler, Justin T.

    2005-01-01

    A batch distillation apparatus has been designed and built for use in the undergraduate unit operations laboratory course. The column is fully automated and is accompanied by data acquisition and control software. A mixture of 1-propanol and 2-propanol is separated in the column, using either a constant distillate rate or constant composition

  15. Future perspectives of using hollow fibers as structured packings in light hydrocarbon distillation

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    Yang, Dali; Orler, Bruce; Tornga, Stephanie; Welch, Cindy

    2011-01-26

    Olefin and paraffin are the largest chemical commodities. Furthermore, they are major building blocks for the petrochemical industry. Each year, petroleum refining, consumes 4,500 TBtu/yr in separation energy, making it one of the most energy-intensive industries in the United States). Just considering liquefied petroleum gas (ethane/propane/butane) and olefins (ethylene and propylene) alone, the distillation energy consumption is about 400 TBtu/yr in the US. Since petroleum distillation is a mature technology, incremental improvements in column/tray design will only provide a few percent improvements in the performance. However, each percent saving in net energy use amounts to savings of 10 TBtu/yr and reduces CO{sub 2} emissions by 0.2 MTon/yr. In practice, distillation columns require 100 to 200 trays to achieve the desired separation. The height of a transfer unit (HTU) of conventional packings is typical in the range of 36-60 inch. Since 2006, we had explored using several non-selective membranes as the structured packings to replace the conventional packing materials used in propane and propylene distillation. We obtained the lowest HTU of < 8 inch for the hollow fiber column, which was >5 times shorter than that of the conventional packing materials. In 2008, we also investigated this type of packing materials in iso-/n-butane distillation. Because of a slightly larger relative volatility of iso-/n-butane than that of propane/propylene, a wider and a more stable operational range was obtained for the iso-/n-butane pair. However, all of the experiments were conducted on a small scale with flowrate of < 25 gram/min. Recently, we demonstrated this technology on a larger scale (<250 gram/min). Within the loading range of F-factor < 2.2 Pa{sup 0.5}, a pressure drop on the vapor side is below 50 mbar/m, which suggests that the pressure drop of hollow fibers packings is not an engineering barrier for the applications in distillations. The thermal stability study suggests that polypropylene hollow fibers are stable after a long time exposure to C{sub 2} - C{sub 4} mixtures. The effects of packing density on the separation efficiency will be discussed.

  16. Stabilization of the Circulation Flow of the Cryogenic Distillation Column

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    Juromskiy, V. M.

    Two-circuit system of automatic stabilization of the hydrodynamics of the cryogenic distillation column is considered. Control system eliminates flooding/depletion of column in long-term mode of operation when the accuracy of stabilization of the circulation flow is better than 1%.

  17. Flubendiamide transport through packed soil columns.

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    Das, Shaon Kumar; Mukherjee, Irani

    2012-02-01

    Flubendiamide insecticide is widely used in Indian subtropical condition to control lepidopteron pests mainly in rice and cotton. The present study reports leaching behaviour of flubendiamide, N(2)-[1,1-dimethyl-2-(methylsulfonyl)ethyl]-3-iodo-N(1)-[2-methyl-4-[1,2,2,2-tetrafluoro-1 (trifluoromethyl)ethyl] phenyl]-1,2-benzene dicarboxamide, in packed soil columns under different rainfall conditions. Flubendiamide did not leach out of the 25 cm long soil columns even after percolating water equivalent to 462.18 mm rainfall. After leaching with water equivalent to 462.18 mm rainfall, in analytical grade treatment, 68.06% of the recovered flubendiamide was the major amount present in 5-10 cm depth whereas in the formulation 67.22% of the recovered flubendiamide was confined to 0-5 cm depth. Results revealed that with percolating 160 mL of water residues of desiodo flubendiamide detected up to 20-25 cm layer along with 9.47% residues in this layer, indicating that metabolite is more mobile as compared to analytical grade flubendiamide and 39.35% SC formulation. Formulation slowed the downward mobility of flubendiamide in soil column. Flubendiamide is slightly mobile in sandy loam soil, but desiodo flubendiamide is relatively more mobile and may leach into ground water. PMID:22002178

  18. Compact sieve-tray distillation column for ammonia-water absorption heat pump: Part 1 -- Design methodology

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    Anand, G.; Erickson, D.C.

    1999-07-01

    The distillation column is a key component of ammonia-water absorption units including advanced generator-absorber heat exchange (GAX) cycle heat pumps. The design of the distillation column is critical to unit performance, size, and cost. The distillation column can be designed with random packing, structured packing, or various tray configurations. A sieve-tray distillation column is the least complicated tray design and is less costly than high-efficiency packing. Substantial literature is available on sieve tray design and performance. However, most of the correlations and design recommendations were developed for large industrial hydrocarbon systems and are generally not directly applicable to the compact ammonia-water column discussed here. The correlations were reviewed and modified as appropriate for this application, and a sieve-tray design model was developed. This paper presents the sieve-tray design methodology for highly compact ammonia-water columns. A conceptual design of the distillation column for an 8 ton vapor exchange (VX) GAX heat pump is presented, illustrating relevant design parameters and trends. The design process revealed several issues that have to be investigated experimentally to design the final optimized rectifier. Validation of flooding and weeping limits and tray/point efficiencies are of primary importance.

  19. Miniature Distillation Column for Producing LOX From Air

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    Rozzi, Jay C.

    2006-01-01

    The figure shows components of a distillation column intended for use as part of a system that produces high-purity liquid oxygen (LOX) from air by distillation. (The column could be easily modified to produce high-purity liquid nitrogen.) Whereas typical industrial distillation columns for producing high-purity liquid oxygen and/or nitrogen are hundreds of feet tall, this distillation column is less than 3 ft (less than about 0.9 m) tall. This column was developed to trickle-charge a LOX-based emergency oxygen system (EOS) for a large commercial aircraft. A description of the industrial production of liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen by distillation is prerequisite to a meaningful description of the present miniaturized distillation column. Typically, such industrial production takes place in a chemical processing plant in which large quantities of high-pressure air are expanded in a turboexpander to (1) recover a portion of the electrical power required to compress the air and (2) partially liquefy the air. The resulting two-phase flow of air is sent to the middle of a distillation column. The liquid phase is oxygen-rich, and its oxygen purity increases as it flows down the column. The vapor phase is nitrogen-rich and its nitrogen purity increases as it flows up the column. A heater or heat exchanger, commonly denoted a reboiler, is at the bottom of the column. The reboiler is so named because its role is to reboil some of the liquid oxygen collected at the bottom of the column to provide a flow of oxygen-rich vapor. As the oxygen-rich vapor flows up the column, it absorbs the nitrogen in the down-flowing liquid by mass transfer. Once the vapor leaves the lower portion of the column, it interacts with down-flowing nitrogen liquid that has been condensed in a heat exchanger, commonly denoted a condenser, at the top of the column. Liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen products are obtained by draining some of the purified product at the bottom and top of the column, respectively. Because distillation is a mass-transfer process, the purity of the product(s) can be increased by increasing the effectiveness of the mass-transfer process (increasing the mass-transfer coefficient) and/or by increasing the available surface area for mass transfer through increased column height. The diameter of a distillation column is fixed by pressure-drop and mass-flow requirements. The approach taken in designing the present distillation column to be short yet capable of yielding a product of acceptably high purity was to pay careful attention to design details that affect mass-transfer processes.

  20. Aspects of column fabrication for packed capillary electrochromatography.

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    Angus, P D; Demarest, C W; Catalano, T; Stobaugh, J F

    2000-07-28

    Various parameters have been evaluated to develop a process for optimization of column manufacture for packed capillary electrochromatography (CEC). Spherisorb ODS-1 was packed into 75 microm I.D. capillaries to establish a standard set of packing conditions to afford high-performance columns free of voids. Numerous silica-based packing materials including porous and non-porous reversed-phase and ion-exchange phases were employed to evaluate the applicability of the standard conditions. Success of column manufacture and performance demonstrate a relationship to the colligative properties of the packing materials under the applied conditions. Frequently encountered difficulties arising from inadequate column conditioning and void formation in the packed bed are identified and discussed. PMID:10961326

  1. Experimental results of hydrogen distillation at the low power cryogenic column for the production of deuterium depleted hydrogen

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    Alekseev, I.; Fedorchenko, O.; Kravtsov, P.; Vasilyev, A.; Vznuzdaev, M.

    2008-07-15

    The Deuterium Removal Unit (DRU) has been designed and built at the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Inst. (PNPI) to produce isotopically pure hydrogen with deuterium content less than 1 ppm. The cryogenic distillation column of 2.2 cm inner diameter and 155 cm packing height is the main element of the DRU. Column performances at different hydrogen distillation operating modes have been measured. The height equivalent to theoretical plate (HETP) for the column is 2.2 cm and almost constant over a wide range of vapour flow rates. Deuterium depleted hydrogen with a deuterium content of less than 0.1 ppm was produced in required quantity. (authors)

  2. A geometric design method for side-stream distillation columns

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    Rooks, R.E.; Malone, M.F.; Doherty, M.F.

    1996-10-01

    A side-stream distillation column may replace two simple columns for some applications, sometimes at considerable savings in energy and investment. This paper describes a geometric method for the design of side-stream columns; the method provides rapid estimates of equipment size and utility requirements. Unlike previous approaches, the geometric method is applicable to nonideal and azeotropic mixtures. Several example problems for both ideal and nonideal mixtures, including azeotropic mixtures containing distillation boundaries, are given. The authors make use of the fact that azeotropes or pure components whose classification in the residue curve map is a saddle can be removed as side-stream products. Significant process simplifications are found among some alternatives in example problems, leading to flow sheets with fewer units and a substantial savings in vapor rate.

  3. Mass transfer in countercurrent packed columns: Application to supercritical CO[sub 2] extraction of terpenes

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    Simoes, P.C.; Matos, H.A.; Carmelo, P.J.; Gomes de Azevedo, E.; Nunes da Ponte, M. . Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia)

    1995-02-01

    Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) is an alternative separation method to more conventional processes such as liquid extraction and distillation. However, up to now, few works have been devoted to the investigation of the efficiency of countercurrent packed columns under supercritical conditions from a mass transfer point of view. Mass transfer in a countercurrent column, filled with structured gauze packing, was measured for the separation of a mixture of terpenes (d-limonene/1,8-cineole) by supercritical carbon dioxide, at 313 and 318 K and pressures up to 9 MPa. The extraction efficiency was determined in terms of the overall mass transfer coefficient. Operating lines for this process had an appreciable curvature due to a high miscibility of the two contacting phases. The real slope of these lines had to be estimated. Available mass transfer models for packed columns predicted efficiencies diverging to a great extent from the experimental results.

  4. The development of HPLC columns: Packing structure, column efficiency, stability and standardization

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    Unger, K.K.; Hallman, M.; Ranis-Jansen, R.

    1995-12-01

    Packing procedures for HPLC columns, such as the slurry technique (analytical columns) and the axial compression technique (preparative columns) have been widely established. However, there is still a lack of fundamental knowledge concerning the actual packing structure of a column and its impact on efficiency and stability. Recently, attempts have been made to model the packing procedure as well as the column bed structure and to apply experimental methods to characterize the assembly of microparticles in a column and the elution profiles in situ. The high reproducibility of commercial HPLC columns with respect to efficiency is mainly due to the substantial improvements made in particle technology, column hardware and optimized column packing procedures. The stability of commercial columns is acceptable but very much dependent on the extent of sample clean-up and the column handling and operation by the user. To validate HPLC methods, a project is planned to establish a C18 reversed phase reference column for standardization and certification in the frame of the EC Programme on {open_quotes}Measurements and Testing{open_quotes}.

  5. Immobilization of enzymes on polytetrafluoroethylene particles packed in HPLC columns

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    Danielson, N.D.; Siergiej, R.W.

    1981-08-01

    The use of polytetrafluoroethylene particles packed in short, high performance liquid chromatography columns for the immobilization of enzymes is examined. In particular, lactate dehydrogenase chosen as a model system was investigated with regard to activity and stability when immobilized on polytetrafluoroethylene. (Refs. 7).

  6. METHOD TO TEST ISOTOPIC SEPARATION EFFICIENCY OF PALLADIUM PACKED COLUMNS

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    Heung, L; Gregory Staack, G; James Klein, J; William Jacobs, W

    2007-06-27

    The isotopic effect of palladium has been applied in different ways to separate hydrogen isotopes for many years. At Savannah River Site palladium deposited on kieselguhr (Pd/k) is used in a thermal cycling absorption process (TCAP) to purify tritium for over ten years. The need to design columns for different throughputs and the desire to advance the performance of TCAP created the need to evaluate different column designs and packing materials for their separation efficiency. In this work, columns with variations in length, diameter and metal foam use, were tested using an isotope displacement method. A simple computer model was also developed to calculate the number of theoretical separation stages using the test results. The effects of column diameter, metal foam and gas flow rate were identified.

  7. Tests of isotopic separation efficiency of palladium packed columns

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    Heung, L. K.; Staack, G. C.; Klein, J. E.; Jacobs, W. D.

    2008-07-15

    The isotopic effect of palladium has been applied in different ways to separate hydrogen isotopes for many years. At Savannah River Site palladium deposited on kieselguhr (Pd/k) is used in a thermal cycling absorption process (TCAP) to purify tritium for over ten years. The need to design columns for different throughputs and the desire to advance the performance of TCAP created the need to evaluate different column designs and packing materials for their separation efficiency. In this work, columns with variations in length, diameter and metal foam presence were tested using an isotope displacement method. A simple computer model was also developed to calculate the number of theoretical separation stages based on the test results. The effects of column diameter, metal foam presence and gas flow rate were identified. (authors)

  8. Systems for column-based separations, methods of forming packed columns, and methods of purifying sample components

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    Egorov, Oleg B. (Richland, WA); O'Hara, Matthew J. (Richland, WA); Grate, Jay W. (West Richland, WA); Chandler, Darrell P. (Richland, WA); Brockman, Fred J. (Kennewick, WA); Bruckner-Lea, Cynthia J. (Richland, WA)

    2000-01-01

    The invention encompasses systems for column-based separations, methods of packing and unpacking columns and methods of separating components of samples. In one aspect, the invention includes a method of packing and unpacking a column chamber, comprising: a) packing a matrix material within a column chamber to form a packed column; and b) after the packing, unpacking the matrix material from the column chamber without moving the column chamber. In another aspect, the invention includes a system for column-based separations, comprising: a) a fluid passageway, the fluid passageway comprising a column chamber and a flow path in fluid communication with the column chamber, the flow path being obstructed by a retaining material permeable to a carrier fluid and impermeable to a column matrix material suspended in the carrier fluid, the flow path extending through the column chamber and through the retaining material, the flow path being configured to form a packed column within the column chamber when a suspension of the fluid and the column matrix material is flowed along the flow path; and b) the fluid passageway extending through a valve intermediate the column chamber and the retaining material.

  9. Systems For Column-Based Separations, Methods Of Forming Packed Columns, And Methods Of Purifying Sample Components.

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    Egorov, Oleg B. (Richland, WA); O'Hara, Matthew J. (Richland, WA); Grate, Jay W. (West Richland, WA); Chandler, Darrell P. (Richland, WA); Brockman, Fred J. (Kennewick, WA); Bruckner-Lea, Cynthia J. (Richland, WA)

    2004-08-24

    The invention encompasses systems for column-based separations, methods of packing and unpacking columns and methods of separating components of samples. In one aspect, the invention includes a method of packing and unpacking a column chamber, comprising: a) packing a matrix material within a column chamber to form a packed column; and b) after the packing, unpacking the matrix material from the column chamber without moving the column chamber. In another aspect, the invention includes a system for column-based separations, comprising: a) a fluid passageway, the fluid passageway comprising a column chamber and a flow path in fluid communication with the column chamber, the flow path being obstructed by a retaining material permeable to a carrier fluid and impermeable to a column matrix material suspended in the carrier fluid, the flow path extending through the column chamber and through the retaining material, the flow path being configured to form a packed column within the column chamber when a suspension of the fluid and the column matrix material is flowed along the flow path; and b) the fluid passageway extending through a valve intermediate the column chamber and the retaining material.

  10. Systems For Column-Based Separations, Methods Of Forming Packed Columns, And Methods Of Purifying Sample Components

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    Egorov, Oleg B. (Richland, WA); O'Hara, Matthew J. (Richland, WA); Grate, Jay W. (West Richland, WA); Chandler, Darrell P. (Richland, WA); Brockman, Fred J. (Kennewick, WA); Bruckner-Lea, Cynthia J. (Richland, WA)

    2006-02-21

    The invention encompasses systems for column-based separations, methods of packing and unpacking columns and methods of separating components of samples. In one aspect, the invention includes a method of packing and unpacking a column chamber, comprising: a) packing a matrix material within a column chamber to form a packed column; and b) after the packing, unpacking the matrix material from the column chamber without moving the column chamber. In another aspect, the invention includes a system for column-based separations, comprising: a) a fluid passageway, the fluid passageway comprising a column chamber and a flow path in fluid communication with the column chamber, the flow path being obstructed by a retaining material permeable to a carrier fluid and impermeable to a column matrix material suspended in the carrier fluid, the flow path extending through the column chamber and through the retaining material, the flow path being configured to form a packed column within the column chamber when a suspension of the fluid and the column matrix material is flowed along the flow path; and b) the fluid passageway extending through a valve intermediate the column chamber and the retaining material.

  11. Startup of distillation columns using profile position control based on nonlinear wave model

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    Han, M.; Park, S.

    1999-04-01

    Startup of distillation columns is a very challenging control problem because of its strong nonlinearity and a wide operating range during the transient period. A nonlinear wave model captures the essential dynamic behavior of the distillation process so that it is possible to deal with the difficulties encountered during startup operation. This paper is concerned with the startup of distillation systems using nonlinear wave model based control developed by Han and Park. This control scheme uses profile positions as controlled variables and is based on the nonlinear wave model by Hwang and generic model control scheme by Lee and Sullivan. It can be applied to a binary or a multicomponent distillation system that can be represented as a pseudobinary. The proposed control scheme is shown by simulation studies to provide a safe and economic startup operation not only for dual composition control of a simple distillation column but also for a complex distillation configuration.

  12. Catalytic distillation process

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    Smith, L.A. Jr.

    1982-06-22

    A method is described for conducting chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture comprising feeding reactants to a distillation column reactor into a feed zone and concurrently contacting the reactants with a fixed bed catalytic packing to concurrently carry out the reaction and fractionate the reaction mixture. For example, a method for preparing methyl tertiary butyl ether in high purity from a mixed feed stream of isobutene and normal butene comprising feeding the mixed feed stream to a distillation column reactor into a feed zone at the lower end of a distillation reaction zone, and methanol into the upper end of said distillation reaction zone, which is packed with a properly supported cationic ion exchange resin, contacting the C[sub 4] feed and methanol with the catalytic distillation packing to react methanol and isobutene, and concurrently fractionating the ether from the column below the catalytic zone and removing normal butene overhead above the catalytic zone.

  13. Catalytic distillation process

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    Smith, Jr., Lawrence A. (Bellaire, TX)

    1982-01-01

    A method for conducting chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture comprising feeding reactants to a distillation column reactor into a feed zone and concurrently contacting the reactants with a fixed bed catalytic packing to concurrently carry out the reaction and fractionate the reaction mixture. For example, a method for preparing methyl tertiary butyl ether in high purity from a mixed feed stream of isobutene and normal butene comprising feeding the mixed feed stream to a distillation column reactor into a feed zone at the lower end of a distillation reaction zone, and methanol into the upper end of said distillation reaction zone, which is packed with a properly supported cationic ion exchange resin, contacting the C.sub.4 feed and methanol with the catalytic distillation packing to react methanol and isobutene, and concurrently fractionating the ether from the column below the catalytic zone and removing normal butene overhead above the catalytic zone.

  14. 3D printed porous media columns with fine control of column packing morphology.

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    Fee, Conan; Nawada, Suhas; Dimartino, Simone

    2014-03-14

    In this paper we demonstrate, for the first time, the use of 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing or rapid prototyping) to create porous media with precisely defined packing morphologies, directly from computer aided design (CAD) models. We used CAD to design perfectly ordered beds with octahedral beads (115 ?m apothem) packed in a simple cubic configuration and monoliths with hexagonal channels (150 ?m apothem) in parallel and herringbone arrangements. The models were then printed by UV curing of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene powder layers. Each porous bed was printed at 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 mL volumes, within a complete column, including internal flow distributors and threaded 10-32 flow connectors. Close replication of CAD models was achieved. The resultant individual octahedral beads were highly uniform in size, with apothems of 113.61.9 ?m, while the monolith hexagonal cross-section channels had apothems of 148.22.0 ?m. Residence time distribution measurements show that the beds largely behaved as expected from their design void volumes. Radial and fractal flow distributor designs were also tested. The former displayed poor flow distribution in parallel and herringbone pore columns, while the fractal distributors provided uniform flow distribution over the entire cross section. The results show that 3D printing is a feasible method for producing precisely controlled porous media. We expect our approach to revolutionize not only fundamental studies of flow in porous media but methods of chromatography column production. PMID:24529407

  15. Output-feedback control of reactive batch distillation columns

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    Monroy-Loperena, R.; Alvarez-Ramirez, J.

    2000-02-01

    In this work, an output-feedback, control for the regulation of distillate purity via manipulations of the reflux ratio in reactive batch distillation is designed. The approach is based on an approximate model of the composition dynamics and makes use of a reduced-order observer to estimate the modeling error. An input/output linearizing feedback is proposed where the estimated modeling error is included to achieve robust tracking of a composition reference. It is shown that the resulting controller has the structure of a proportional-integral derivative (PID) controller with antireset windup. The controller performance is tested using a simulation example including strong uncertainties in the reaction model. An interesting finding is that the required reflux ratio policy to reach asymptotically a constant reference resembles the reflux ratio policy obtained from posing an optimization technique.

  16. Investigating the Liquid Distribution in a Reactive Distillation Packing Using High Energy X-Ray Tomography

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    Abdullah, J.; Aferka, S.; Crine, M.; Saroha, A. K.; Toye, D.; Marchot, Pierre

    2007-06-01

    Liquid distribution in a 0.1 m diameter column packed with Katapak-SP12 is investigated with a 420 kV X-ray tomograph. The distribution of the various liquid hold up between baskets and corrugated sheets is quantified.

  17. Biocolloid transport in water saturated columns packed with sand

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    Syngouna, V. I.; Chrysikopoulos, C.

    2010-12-01

    Protection of groundwater supplies from microbial contamination necessitates a solid understanding of the factors controlling the migration and retention of pathogenic organisms (biocolloids) in the subsurface. The transport behavior of three waterborne pathogens (Escherichia coli, MS2, and ??174) was investigated using laboratory-scale columns packed with clean quartz sand. Various grain sizes and pore water velocities were examined. Though coliform bacteria and coliphages are used worldwide to indicate fecal pollution of groundwater, the various parameters controlling the transport of Escherichia coli MS2 and ??174 in the subsurface are not fully understood. In this study, the attachment behavior of Escherichia coli, MS2, and ??174 onto ultra-pure quartz sand were evaluated. The mass recoveries of the three biocolloids examined were found to be proportional to the sand size. The observed mass recoveries were in the order: Escherichia coli > ??174 > MS2. To assess the importance of biocolloid attachment, the single collector removal efficiency, and the collision efficiency were quantified using the classical colloid filtration theory. Our results indicate that the secondary energy minimum plays an important role in biocolloid deposition even for smaller biocolloid particles (e.g. viruses).

  18. Physical characterization and evaluation of HPLC columns packed with superficially porous particles.

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    Baker, Jared S; Vinci, John C; Moore, Amber D; Coln, Luis A

    2010-09-01

    Two HPLC columns packed with superficially porous packing material (Kinetex 1.7 and 2.6 ?m C18 particles) were evaluated in terms of their physical properties and performance characteristics. These columns were compared to a column packed with a sub-2 ?m totally porous material and to a Halo(TM) column packed with 2.7 ?m C18 superficially porous packing. The columns packed with superficially porous particles displayed a comparably narrower size distribution, which is narrower than the distribution of the totally porous sub-2 ?m particles. Physical characteristics of the Kinetex particles were evaluated in terms of surface area, pore diameter, and specific pore volume. Total, external, internal, and shell porosities among the four different columns were evaluated and compared. The specific permeability for the Kinetex columns showed values close to those predicted by the Kozeny-Carman equation. All four columns were evaluated in terms of their chromatographic performance and compared using the Knox equation. The columns packed with the 2.6 and 2.7 ?m superficially porous materials showed reduced plate heights below 2, whereas the sub-2 ?m particles showed values of 2.2 and above. PMID:20806238

  19. Distillation of a Complex Mixture. Part II: Performance Analysis of a Distillation Column Using Exergy

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    Mustapha, Douani; Sabria, Terkhi; Fatima, Ouadjenia

    2007-09-01

    To analyze the performance of the separation process, we have introduced thethermodynamic concept of exergy through the exergetic efficiency of the column. Thesimulation results show that the exergetic output is relatively low and that the producedirreversibility fluxes are distributed throughout the whole column in a non-uniform manner.They are particularly significant in the condenser, boiler and tray feed. The influence of thevarious operating parameters (temperature, concentration and irreversibility in both sectionsof the column) is also established. To emphasize the results, the relation in equation 17, ispresented graphically to evaluate the cumulative irreversibilities from the overhead to thebottom. This presentation is equivalent to the Grassmann diagram.

  20. Heat Transfer Study of Heat-Integrated Distillation Column (HIDiC) Using Simulation Techniques

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    Pulido, Jeffrey Len; Martnez, Edgar Leonardo; Wolf, Maria Regina; Filho, Rubens Maciel

    2011-08-01

    Separation processes is largely used in petroleum refining and alcohol industries. Distillation columns consume a huge amount of energy in industrial process. Therefore, the concept of Heat-Integrated Distillation Column (HIDiC) was studied using simulation techniques in order to overcome this drawback. In this configuration the column is composed for two concentric sections called rectifying and stripping. The heat transfer is conducted from the rectifying section (which works at higher pressure and temperature) to the stripping section (which works at lower pressure and temperature) using the heat present in the process and decreasing the energy charge required by the reboiler. The HIDiC column offers great potential to reduce energy consumption compared to conventional columns. However, the complexity of the internal configuration requires the development of rigorous works that enable a better understanding of the column operation. For this reason, techniques of simulation were used through of computational software. The current work presents a heat transfer study in a concentric stage of a HIDiC column. The results obtained by Aspen Plus and CFD simulation showed the internal heat transfer in a concentric tray as a promissory configuration in order to decrease energy consumption in distillation processes.

  1. A drying step in the protocol to pack capillary columns by centripetal forces for capillary electrochromatography.

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    Maloney, T D; Coln, L A

    1999-09-01

    Capillary columns have been packed for capillary electrochromatography (CEC) using centripetal forces. The packed columns were maintained under wet conditions or they were dried with nitrogen gas prior to forming the retaining frits. Upon fabrication of the retaining frits, the dried columns were resolvated with the mobile phase. The performance of the columns was evaluated to determine the effect of the drying step during the packing procedure. The columns submitted to the drying step showed improved separation efficiencies and stronger retention characteristics than those kept under wet conditions. The drying step allows the silica-based packing material to be better accommodated inside the capillary column. Upon solvation, the packing material "swells," resulting in a greater packing density, which allows for a stronger retention and improved separation efficiencies. The drying step led to a 13% increase in retention on columns packed with isopropanol. An increase of 15-20% in theoretical plates for the most retained compounds was also observed in such columns. PMID:10499326

  2. Modified method to improve the design of Petlyuk distillation columns

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    2014-01-01

    Background A response surface analysis was performed to study the effect of the composition and feeding thermal conditions of ternary mixtures on the number of theoretical stages and the energy consumption of Petlyuk columns. A modification of the pre-design algorithm was necessary for this purpose. Results The modified algorithm provided feasible results in 100% of the studied cases, compared with only 8.89% for the current algorithm. The proposed algorithm allowed us to attain the desired separations, despite the type of mixture and the operating conditions in the feed stream, something that was not possible with the traditional pre-design method. The results showed that the type of mixture had great influence on the number of stages and on energy consumption. A higher number of stages and a lower consumption of energy were attained with mixtures rich in the light component, while higher energy consumption occurred when the mixture was rich in the heavy component. Conclusions The proposed strategy expands the search of an optimal design of Petlyuk columns within a feasible region, which allow us to find a feasible design that meets output specifications and low thermal loads. PMID:25061476

  3. Separation of natural product using columns packed with Fused-Core particles.

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    Yang, Peilin; Litwinski, George R; Pursch, Matthias; McCabe, Terry; Kuppannan, Krishna

    2009-06-01

    Three HPLC columns packed with 3 microm, sub-2 microm, and 2.7 microm Fused-Core (superficially porous) particles were compared in separation performance using two natural product mixtures containing 15 structurally related components. The Ascentis Express C18 column packed with Fused-Core particles showed an 18% increase in column efficiency (theoretical plates), a 76% increase in plate number per meter, a 65% enhancement in separation speed and a 19% increase in back pressure compared to the Atlantis T3 C18 column packed with 3 microm particles. Column lot-to-lot variability for critical pairs in the natural product mixture was observed with both columns, with the Atlantis T3 column exhibiting a higher degree of variability. The Ascentis Express column was also compared with the Acquity BEH column packed with sub-2 microm particles. Although the peak efficiencies obtained by the Ascentis Express column were only about 74% of those obtained by the Acquity BEH column, the 50% lower back pressure and comparable separation speed allowed high-efficiency and high-speed separation to be performed using conventional HPLC instrumentation. PMID:19425022

  4. A comparison of PCB/pesticide quantitation using packed vs. Magabore columns

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    Hansen, M.C.; Schneider, J.F.; Erickson, M.D.

    1989-12-01

    At Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), we are participating in the DOE Environmental Survey Program, which uses Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Contract Laboratory Program (CLP) methods for analysis of environmental samples. For PCB/pesticides, the CLP method requires gas chromatograph/electron capture detector analysis of a primary and secondary column. Currently, samples undergo quantitative analysis on an EPA-required packed column, while confirmation of retention time is on a megabore column. Megabore columns yield higher resolution, which aids in PCB/pesticide identification and improves quantitation. Megabore columns are used in the CLP method for quantitation only after validation of results with the required packed column. To compare the results from both columns, we quantitatively analyzed over 100 water and soil/sediment samples for PCB/pesticides on packed and megabore columns. This study found a wide variance between megabore columns and packed column quantitation, and concluded that no on the type of column was more accurate or precise in PCB/pesticide identification. 4 refs., 6 figs., 7 tabs.

  5. Packed column supercritical fluid chromatography using stainless steel particles and water as a stationary phase.

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    Murakami, Jillian N; Thurbide, Kevin B

    2015-09-15

    Stainless steel (SS) particles were demonstrated as a novel useful support for a water stationary phase in packed column supercritical fluid chromatography using a CO2 mobile phase. Separations employed flame ionization detection, and the system was operated over a range of temperatures and pressures. Retention times reproduced well with RSD values of 2.6% or less. Compared to analogous separations employing a water stationary phase coated onto a SS capillary column, the packed column method provided separations that were about 10 faster, with nearly 8-fold larger analyte retention factors, while maintaining good peak shape and comparable column efficiency. Under normal operating conditions, the packed column contains about 131 4 ?L/m of water phase (around a 5% m/m coating), which is over 25 greater than the capillary column and also affords it a 20-fold larger sample capacity. Several applications of the packed column system are examined, and the results indicate that it is a useful alternative to the capillary column mode, particularly where analyte loads or sample matrix interference is a concern. Given its high sample capacity, this packed column method may also be useful to explore on a more preparative scale in the future. PMID:26308256

  6. Design and Operation of Cryogenic Distillation Research Column for Ultra-Low Background Experiments

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    Chiller, Christopher; Alanson Chiller, Angela; Jasinski, Benjamin; Snyder, Nathan; Mei, Dongming

    2013-04-01

    Motivated by isotopically enriched germanium (76Ge and 73Ge) for monocrystalline crystal growth for neutrinoless double-beta decay and dark matter experiments, a cryogenic distillation research column was developed. Without market availability of distillation columns in the temperature range of interest with capabilities necessary for our purposes, we designed, fabricated, tested, refined and operated a two-meter research column for purifying and separating gases in the temperature range from 100-200K. Due to interest in defining stratification, purity and throughput optimization, capillary lines were integrated at four equidistant points along the length of the column such that real-time residual gas analysis could guide the investigation. Interior gas column temperatures were monitored and controlled within 0.1oK accuracy at the top and bottom. Pressures were monitored at the top of the column to four significant figures. Subsequent impurities were measured at partial pressures below 2E-8torr. We report the performance of the column in this paper.

  7. GOBF-ARMA based model predictive control for an ideal reactive distillation column.

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    Seban, Lalu; Kirubakaran, V; Roy, B K; Radhakrishnan, T K

    2015-11-01

    This paper discusses the control of an ideal reactive distillation column (RDC) using model predictive control (MPC) based on a combination of deterministic generalized orthonormal basis filter (GOBF) and stochastic autoregressive moving average (ARMA) models. Reactive distillation (RD) integrates reaction and distillation in a single process resulting in process and energy integration promoting green chemistry principles. Improved selectivity of products, increased conversion, better utilization and control of reaction heat, scope for difficult separations and the avoidance of azeotropes are some of the advantages that reactive distillation offers over conventional technique of distillation column after reactor. The introduction of an in situ separation in the reaction zone leads to complex interactions between vapor-liquid equilibrium, mass transfer rates, diffusion and chemical kinetics. RD with its high order and nonlinear dynamics, and multiple steady states is a good candidate for testing and verification of new control schemes. Here a combination of GOBF-ARMA models is used to catch and represent the dynamics of the RDC. This GOBF-ARMA model is then used to design an MPC scheme for the control of product purity of RDC under different operating constraints and conditions. The performance of proposed modeling and control using GOBF-ARMA based MPC is simulated and analyzed. The proposed controller is found to perform satisfactorily for reference tracking and disturbance rejection in RDC. PMID:25956185

  8. The setup of an extraction system coupled to a hydrogen isotopes distillation column

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    Zamfirache, M.; Bornea, A.; Stefanescu, I.; Bidica, N.; Balteanu, O.; Bucur, C.

    2008-07-15

    Among the most difficult problems of cryogenic distillation one stands apart: the extraction of the heavy fraction. By an optimal design of the cycle scheme, this problem could be avoided. A 'worst case scenario' is usually occurring when the extracted fraction consists of one prevalent isotope such as hydrogen and small amounts of the other two hydrogen isotopes (deuterium and/or tritium). This situation is further complicated by two parameters of the distillation column: the extraction flow rate and the hold-up. The present work proposes the conceptual design of an extraction system associated to the cryogenic distillation column used in hydrogen separation processes. During this process, the heavy fraction (DT, T{sub 2}) is separated, its concentration being the highest at the bottom of the distillation column. From this place the extraction of the gaseous phase can now begin. Being filled with adsorbent, the extraction system is used to temporarily store the heavy fraction. Also the extraction system provides samples for the gas Chromatograph. The research work is focused on the existent pilot plant for tritium and deuterium separation from our institute to validate the experiments carried out until now. (authors)

  9. Laboratory studies of the behavior of undissolved solids in both pulsed and packed column extraction systems

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    Siemer, D.D.

    1989-04-18

    A substantial fraction of the finely divided undissolved solid material found in nuclear fuel reprocessing dissolver-product solutions is hydrophobic and tends to ``seek`` any organic-aqueous interface existing within countercurrent liquid-liquid extraction systems. While passing through pulsed-type columns this material is swept out of the aqueous phase by the combined surface area of the tiny bubbles of dispersed phase. Because these bubbles have a net velocity towards the end of the column where the nominal interface is located, the solids are swept in that direction too. These solids tend to gather in a three-phase ``crud`` layer at the nominal interface point. At equilibrium, about the same amount breaks off from the crud layer and escapes into the liquid exiting from that end of the column as enters it from the other side. If large enough, the crud layer can even interfere with interface detection and control equipment. In packed-column extraction systems, an additional problem is that feed solids can accumulate within the packing material to the point that the column `` floods`` or even totally plugs. The keys to preventing solids-related problems is the correct choice of interface level, and with packed columns, the addition of a ``pulsing leg`` at the bottom of the column. Pulsing packed column systems not only prevents solids from settling onto packing material but it also increses the number of theoretical stages available for extraction. 3 figs., 2 tabs.

  10. Distillation

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    Florian, Radu Hans; Olive, Joseph; Christianson, Caitlin; McCary, John

    The GALE distillation task was designed to synthesize information extracted from multiple source types and languages and distill them into coherent and complete English representations that could be directly used by analysts. This included detecting and presenting both redundancy and contradiction to make large amounts of information easier to digest. This chapter discusses the work done for the distillation task of GALE.

  11. Performance of columns packed with the new shell particles, Kinetex-C18.

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    Gritti, Fabrice; Leonardis, Irene; Shock, David; Stevenson, Paul; Shalliker, Andrew; Guiochon, Georges

    2010-03-01

    The performance of the new Kinetex-C(18) column was investigated. Packed with a new brand of porous shell particles, this column has an outstanding efficiency. Once corrected for the contribution of the instrument extra column volume, the minimum values of the reduced plate heights for a number of low molecular weight compounds (e.g., anthracene and naphtho[2,3-a]pyrene) were between 1.0 and 1.3, breaking the legendary record set 3 years ago by Halo-C(18) packed columns. The liquid-solid mass transfer of proteins (e.g., insulin and lyzozyme) is exceptionally fast on Kinetex-C(18) much faster than on the Halo-C(18) column. The different contributions of dispersion and mass transfer resistances to the column efficiency were determined and discussed. The possible reasons for this extremely high column efficiency are discussed. PMID:20116065

  12. Fused-core, sub-2 microm packings, and monolithic HPLC columns: a comparative evaluation.

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    Brice, Richard W; Zhang, Xin; Coln, Luis A

    2009-08-01

    Three different HPLC column technologies (i.e., monolith, fused-core particles, and sub-2 microm particles) were evaluated, comparing van Deemter plots, speed of analysis, back pressure, and mobile phase consumption. Very high linear velocities (approximately 12 mm/s) were achieved with the monolithic column using modest pressure (110 bar) at the expense of high mobile phase consumption. The minimum plate height of the monolith was similar to that of a 3 microm-particle packed column (i.e., h = 8 microm), operated at optimal linear velocities; the monolithic column showed substantially lower mass transfer dependence, however. The 2.7 microm fused-core packing material yielded efficiencies closer to the sub-2 microm material than to the 3 microm-particle packed column and could be operated at high flow rates. The fused-core column was able to achieve linear velocities similar to those attained on the sub-2 microm column, staying below 620 bar instead of almost near 1030 bar required by the sub-2 microm material. The lack of pH stability of the monolithic column prevented its use to separate basic compounds (i.e., tricyclic antidepressants) at high pH. Best separation of these components at high pH was achieved using the column packed with 1.7 microm hybrid material. PMID:19603389

  13. Estimating vent emissions from a distillation column: An alternative to stack testing

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    Dickerson, D.L. Jr.

    1996-12-31

    This technical paper points out the cost-effectiveness and data manageability of material balance over the epidemic use of stack testing in the chemical industry. An example is drawn from a Title V emissions inventory prepared for an international manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and fuel additives. This example case focuses on the use of mass balance to estimate noncondensibles generated by a typical large-scale distillation column. Distillation fundamentals are reviewed, including discussion of relative volatility, x-y and McCabe-Thiele diagrams, and basic sieve tray mechanics. A seemingly complex set of energy and material balance equations is simplified by the application of constant molar overflow. The example case concludes with a calculation of column noncondensibles, and the paper closes with a review of the material balance approach, including its strengths, limitations, and applicability to other unit operations.

  14. RAPID PROCEDURE FOR PREPARATION OF SUPPORT-BONDED CARBOWAX 20M GAS CHROMATOGRAPHIC COLUMN PACKING

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    A rapid and simplified procedure is described for the preparation of support-bonded Carbowax 20M gas chromatographic column packings. The heat treatment process is carried out in a 100-ml volumetric pipet in a conventional gas chromatograph. Using the described procedure, column ...

  15. Azeotropic distillation in a middle vessel batch column. 1: Model formulation and linear separation boundaries

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    Cheong, W.; Barton, P.I.

    1999-04-01

    A mathematical model for the middle vessel batch distillation column (MVC) is developed using the concept of warped time analysis and used to study the qualitative dynamics of the MVC when it is used to separate multicomponent azeotropic mixtures. A limiting analysis is then developed for a MVC with an infinite number of trays, operated under infinite reflux/reboil ratios, under the assumption of linear separation boundaries. It is determined that, under limiting conditions, the distillate product drawn from the MVC is given by the {alpha} limit set of the MVC still pot composition, while the bottoms product drawn from the MVC is given by the {omega} limit set of the MVC still pot composition. The net product composition is determined by taking a convex combination of the two products. The notions of steering the still pot composition, the vector cone of possible motion for the still pot composition, and the equivalency of the MVC to the combined operation of a batch rectifier and a stripper are also explored. The definition of batch distillation regions for the MVC operated at a given value of the middle vessel parameter {lambda}, and the bifurcation of these regions with the variation of {lambda}, are investigated. Lastly, a mathematical model incorporating the concept of warped time is developed for a multivessel column. The MVC can be viewed as a specific case of the multivessel column.

  16. Micro-fabricated packed gas chromatography column based on laser etching technology.

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    Sun, J H; Guan, F Y; Zhu, X F; Ning, Z W; Ma, T J; Liu, J H; Deng, T

    2016-01-15

    In this work, a micro packed gas chromatograph column integrated with a micro heater was fabricated by using laser etching technology (LET) for analyzing environmental gases. LET is a powerful tool to etch deep well-shaped channels on the glass wafer, and it is the most effective way to increase depth of channels. The fabricated packed GC column with a length of over 1.6m, to our best knowledge, which is the longest so far. In addition, the fabricated column with a rectangular cross section of 1.2mm (depth)×0.6mm (width) has a large aspect ratio of 2:1. The results show that the fabricated packed column had a large sample capacity, achieved a separation efficiency of about 5800 plates/m and eluted highly symmetrical Gaussian peaks. PMID:26726935

  17. Mobility of spiromesifen in packed soil columns under laboratory conditions.

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    Mate, Ch Jamkhokai; Mukherjee, Irani; Das, Shaon Kumar

    2014-11-01

    On percolating water equivalent to 1,156mm of rainfall, spiromesifen formulation did not leach out of 25-cm long columns, and 62.7% of this was recovered in 5-10-cm soil depth. In columns treated with the analytical grade, 52.40% of the recovered spiromesifen was confined to 0-5-cm soil depth, with 0.04% in leachate fraction, suggesting high adsorption in soil. Results revealed that percolating 400mL of water, residues of enol metabolite of spiromesifen was detected up to 20-25-cm soil layer, with 23.50% residues of spiromesifen in this layer and 1.73% in the leachate fraction indicating that metabolite is more mobile as compared to the parent compound. Results suggested a significant reduction in leaching losses of enol metabolite in amended soil columns with 5% nano clay, farmyard manure (FYM), and vermicompost. No enol spiromesifen was recovered in the leachate in columns amended with nano clay, vermicompost, and FYM; however, 85.30, 70.5, and 65.40%, respectively, was recovered from 0-5cm-soil depth of column after percolating water equivalent to 1,156mm of rainfall. Spiromesifen formulation is less mobile in sandy loam soil than analytical grade spiromesifen. The metabolite, enol spiromesifen, is relatively more mobile than the parent compound and may leach into groundwater. The study suggested that amendments were very effective in reducing the downward mobility of enol metabolite in soil column. Further, it resulted in greater retention of enol metabolite in the amendment application zone. PMID:25060860

  18. Azeotropic distillation in a middle vessel batch column. 2: Nonlinear separation boundaries

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    Cheong, W.; Barton, P.I.

    1999-04-01

    On the basis of the analytical tools developed for the middle vessel column (MVC) operated under limiting conditions, analysis of the qualitative dynamics of the MVC in separating an azeotropic mixture is extended to the more realistic case in which the separation boundaries are nonlinear. The differences between batch stripper pot composition boundaries and batch rectifier pot composition being able to cross these pot composition boundaries. On the basis of these insights, operating procedures are developed in which ternary azeotropic mixtures of acetone, benzene, and chloroform can be separated into their constituent pure components, a separation not achievable with either the batch stripper or the batch rectifier. The operating procedures suggested for separating the ternary azeotropic mixture of acetone, benzene, and chloroform in the MVC are then shown to be the time analogues of sequences of continuous distillation columns that achieve the same separation. On the basis of this space-time analogy, further analogies are developed between the MVC and a continuous column, and it is postulated that many complex separations currently achieved with sequences of continuous columns can also be achieved with a single MVC. Thus, the MVC represents the ultimate multipurpose solvent recovery technology, as it can handle, in a batch multipurpose mode. separations that will otherwise require a dedicated continuous distillation sequence. Finally, the characteristics of perfect MVC batch entrainers, which allow the complete separation of any azeotrope into its constituent pure components in a single MVC, are discussed.

  19. Design considerations for packed columns removing manganese from mining seepage

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    Gordon, J.A.; Chuang, N.S. ); Wallace, R.P. )

    1989-04-01

    A field study during 1986 at a reclaimed strip mine are showed that column technology had promise as a low-maintenance, low-cost method of manganese removal and, therefore, design and operation data were needed before proceeding with a pilot plant scale operation. During 1987, three columns were operated in the laboratory to obtain needed design information. Removal efficiency was assessed as a function of hydraulic loading, mass loading, column depth, and pH. The studies yielded good information which could be expressed by simple models. The mechanisms of manganese removal were also assessed. Both batch and flow-through studies using various microbial poisons were conducted to determine whether the removal is biological or physical-chemical. Batch studies using autoclaving, ethanol, and sodium azide showed that adsorption of manganese was a fist step in the process followed by oxidation. Subsequent studies used smaller diameter columns in a continuous flow mode which were poisoned with sodium azide and operated for a longer period of time to avoid assessing only the adsorption step.

  20. Numerical simulations of heat transfer in a packed column: comparison of microwave and convective heating

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    Cherba?ski, Robert

    2015-05-01

    This paper presents a comparative study on heat transfer in a packed column. Two methods of heating are considered: microwave and convective. Transient one-dimensional mathematical models were proposed to describe the both alternatives. To account for significant differences in the temperatures between the gas and solid phase a heterogeneous model was applied in the modelling. The numerical simulations were carried out for different operating conditions. The effects of the gas inlet temperature and the microwave power, the bed porosity, the penetration depth of microwaves and the gas velocity were examined. The simulation results were compared on the basis of the time profiles of the average bed temperature and the outlet gas temperature. The same electric power utilized in the microwave heated packed column and the convective heated packed column was established as the key criterion for the comparisons. The compared profiles intersect indicating the time ranges in which the one or the other solution provides higher temperature of the bed. It was displayed that the microwave heated packed column should be preferred when longer heating times are required. In turn, the convective heated packed column is the better choice when shorter heating times are needed.

  1. Dynamics and control of a heterogeneous azeotropic distillation column: Conventional control approach

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    Chien, I.L.; Wang, C.J.; Wong, D.S.H.

    1999-02-01

    In this work, bifurcation analysis and dynamic simulation were used to investigate the optimum conventional control strategy of an isopropyl alcohol (IPA), cyclohexane (CyH), and water (H{sub 2}O) heterogeneous azeotropic column. Steady-state process analysis shows that the optimal operation point should be located at a critical reflux, a transition point at which the distillation path switches from a route that passes through the IPA + H{sub 2}O azeotrope to one that passes through the IPA + CyH azeotrope. A good control strategy must be able to maintain a steady column temperature profile that shows a plateau near 70 C to ensure passage around the IPA + CyH azeotrope. An inverse double-loop control strategy is proposed based on principal component analysis. This scheme is capable of maintaining the desired column temperature profile given all kinds of feed disturbances, thus keeping the product IPA purity at the desired level.

  2. Kinetic performance evaluation and perspectives of contemporary packed column capillary electrochromatography.

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    De Smet, Seppe; Lynen, Frederic

    2014-08-15

    Capillary electrochromatography (CEC) is in essence a highly efficient and fast separation technique but practical constraints limit the current performance, robustness and routine implementation of the technique. In this work the kinetic performance limit (KPL) curve was used to evaluate commercial packed column CEC; this firstly in order to assess the broader applicability of the kinetic plot approach in electrodriven chromatographic techniques, and secondly to allow a more general unbiased comparison with HPLC performance. Evaluations were performed with a mixture of well retained and electrophoretically neutral phenones, to allow the observation of only chromatographic processes. Initial CEC retention time irreproducibility issues were solved by applying high acetonitrile content (80%) in the mobile phase, and solute retention was increased by increasing the phenone chain length. Comparison was performed with HPLC, with a column packed with an identical stationary phase to allow measurement of the performance under optimal conditions, and not with μ-LC on the CEC column as extra column peak broadening phenomena would thereby negatively affect the μ-LC performance. This comparison demonstrated that current HPLC performance largely outcompetes what is achievable with contemporary packed column CEC. Interestingly, significantly improved CEC performance could be obtained at lower temperatures (10°C) indicating a persistent degree of joule heating phenomena taking place in the contemporary packed column (100μm) CEC approach. Effective suppression of the latter opens possibilities for increasing the applicable voltage and outperforming HPLC and UHPLC. PMID:24958031

  3. A New Method For Accurate In Situ Concentration Measurements In Packed Columns

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    Thomas, J. M.; Chrysikopoulos, C. V.

    2009-04-01

    Columns packed with glass beads or quartz sand are commonly used in the laboratory as a model porous medium for groundwater hydrological experiments. In a typical experiment water flows through the packed column in one direction, a chemical, tracer, or colloidal suspension is injected at the influent, and the effluent is sampled at various times and analyzed to determine concentration. Column parameters (e.g., porosity and dispersivity), chemical reactions or dissolution, and hydrodynamic parameters (e.g., interstitial velocity and dispersion) can be determined from effluent concentrations (i.e., break-through curves). This method has two inherent weaknesses. First, for experiments involving seismic or acoustic wave vibration, the packing material can settle, leading to preferential flow paths that develop over time and lead to inconsistent and inaccurate results. Second, measurements of the concentration of a tracer as it flows through the column (in situ) cannot be determined. A new method for accurately measuring in situ conservative tracer and colloid concentrations in packed columns is presented. The method includes fabricating clear sintered glass-bead-packed columns, taking digital photographs of the column under black light, and determining concentrations by measurement of the fluorescence in the photographs using MATLAB's Image Processing Toolbox?. The sintering prevents changes in the geometry of the porous medium making it particularly useful for seismic or acoustic vibration experiments. Since fluorescence is measured, the method is limited to fluorescent solute tracers and fluorescent polystyrene microspheres (colloidal suspensions). The method is shown to be as accurate as effluent sampling and allows for accurate in situ measurement of tracer concentrations at multiple times. However, the method is not useful for decaying chemical species since each time must be scaled to the known injected mass.

  4. Observation of enhanced heat dissipation in columns packed with superficially porous particles.

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    Grinias, James P; Keil, Dayley S; Jorgenson, James W

    2014-12-01

    At high flow rates and pressures, columns packed with sub-2 μm particles suffer from efficiency losses due to frictional heating. The thermal environment of the column (insulated or isothermal) can decrease or magnify these losses. While a number of studies have been conducted demonstrating the improved performance (partially due to the benefits of enhanced thermal conductivity) of columns packed with superficially porous particles, none have made a comparison between sub-2 μm fully and superficially porous particles in an isothermal environment where radial thermal gradients are maximized and thermal broadening is amplified. Here we show that when such columns are characterized in a recirculating water jacket (providing an isothermal environment), efficiency loss and changes in retention and mobile phase temperature are reduced for sub-2 μm superficially porous particles compared to sub-2 μm fully porous particles. PMID:25456605

  5. Achiral and chiral analysis of camazepam and metabolites by packed-column supercritical fluid chromatography.

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    Wang, M Z; Klee, M S; Yang, S K

    1995-03-10

    Supercritical fluid chromatography, using carbon dioxide as the mobile phase and ethanol as a modifier, has been applied to the analysis of products formed in rat liver microsomal metabolism of racemic camazepam, a hypnotic/anxiolytic drug in clinical use. An achiral (amino) column and a chiral (Chiralcel OD-H) column were used. The results suggest that achiral and chiral packed-column supercritical fluid chromatography gives a shorter analysis time and higher selectivity and efficiency than achiral and chiral stationary-phase high-performance liquid chromatography in the analysis of camazepam and its derivatives. PMID:7795784

  6. Evaluation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes as gas chromatographic column packing.

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    Li, Quanlong; Yuan, Dongxing

    2003-06-27

    Purified multi-walled carbon nanotubes (PMWCNTs), activated charcoal and graphitized carbon black (Carbopack B) were used as column packing materials to compare their separation ability and other gas chromatographic behavior for aromatic hydrocarbons, alkanes, halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, esters, and ethers. The results show that PMWCNTs can be an excellent gas chromatographic packing material. Compared to Carbopack B with the same surface area, PMWCNTs had a stronger retention ability, a more homogenous surface and smaller theoretical plate numbers. Polar compounds can present symmetric peaks on PMWCNTs. PMWCNTs were found to be an interesting alternative adsorbent to activated charcoal and Carbopack B as gas chromatographic column packing material for volatile compounds, especially those with relatively low boiling points. PMID:12899310

  7. Ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography using a 1-mm id column packed with 1.5-microm porous particles.

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    Anspach, Jason A; Maloney, Todd D; Coln, Luis A

    2007-05-01

    The evolution of chromatography has led to the reduction in the size of the packing materials used to fabricate HPLC columns. The increase in the backpressure required has led to this technique being referred to as ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) when the column backpressure exceeds 10000 psi (approximately 700 bar). Until recently, columns packed with sub-2-microm materials have generally fitted into two classes; either short (less than 5 cm) columns designed for use on traditional HPLC systems at pressures less than 5000 psi (350 bar), or capillary columns (inner diameters less than 100 microm). By using packing materials with diameters <2 microm to fabricate UHPLC columns, there is an increase in efficiency and a decrease in the analysis time that are directly proportional to the size of the packing material. In order to realize and exploit the increase in efficiency, however, the columns must maintain lengths typically associated with analytical columns (15-25 cm). We have packed 1 mm diameter, 150 mm in length columns with 1.5 microm packing material, and evaluated their performance in UHPLC. The pressure required to achieve optimum linear velocities in plots of plate height versus linear velocity was in the vicinity of 1104 bar (16000 psi). The 1.5 microm particle-packed column was compared with the more traditional 150 mm long analytical columns packed with 3 microm materials. This column showed an efficiency that was approximately twice that observed with the 3 microm packed column and a concomitant reduction in the analysis time, theoretically predicted. PMID:17595956

  8. Final Report - Advanced Hydraulic and Mass Transfer Models for Distillation Column Optimization and Design

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    Eldridge, Robert, B.

    2005-10-13

    The project successfully developed a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based simulation of the hydrodynamics of flow in a commercial structured packing element. This result fulfilled the prime objective of the research program. The simulation utilized commercial CFD code marketed by Fluent Inc. in combination with a novel graphical interface developed by Oak Ridge National Lab. The end product will allow the design of next generation column internals without the need for extensive experimental validation and will expand the fundamental understanding of the vapor-liquid contacting process.

  9. Continuous aqueous two-phase extraction of human antibodies using a packed column.

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    Rosa, P A J; Azevedo, A M; Sommerfeld, S; Bcker, W; Aires-Barros, M R

    2012-01-01

    The performance of a pilot scale packed differential contactor was evaluated for the continuous counter-current aqueous two-phase extraction (ATPE) of human immunoglobulin G (IgG) from a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells supernatant (CS) enriched with pure protein. Preliminary studies have been firstly performed in order to select the dispersed phase (phosphate-rich or polyethylene glycol 3350 Da (PEG)-rich phase) and the column packing material. The PEG-rich phase has been selected as the dispersed phase and the stainless steel as the preferred material for the column packing bed since it was not wetted preferentially by the selected dispersed phase. Hydrodynamic studies have been also performed, and the experimental results were successfully adjusted to the Richardson-Zaki and Msek equations, typically used for the conventional organic-aqueous two-phase systems. An experimental set-up combining the packed column with a pump mixer-settler stage showed to have the best performance and to be advantageous when compared to the IgG batch extraction. An IgG recovery yield of 85% could be obtained with about 50% of total contaminants and more than 85% of contaminant proteins removal. Mass transfer studies have revealed that the mass transfer was controlled by the PEG-rich phase. A higher efficiency could be obtained when using an extra pump mixer-settler stage and higher flow rates. PMID:22173005

  10. Azeotropic distillation in a middle vessel batch column. 3: Model validation

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    Cheong, W.; Barton, P.I.

    1999-04-01

    A dimensional time model of the middle vessel batch distillation column (MVC) is developed in the ABACUSS process modeling environment, and simulations are conducted to validate the theoretical insights developed for the operation of the MVC based on a warped time model of the MVC. The qualitative dynamics of the MVC operated in the presence of linear separation boundaries are validated via simulations conducted on the ternary azeotropic mixture of acetone, chloroform, and methanol. It is also shown via simulation that the separation results obtained from a column with significant but reasonable amounts of holdup on the trays are not significantly different from a column in which holdup in the trays is assumed to be negligible. Theoretical operating policies for separating the azeotrope of acetone and chloroform using benzene as a batch entrainer are also validated using the ABACUSS model. Finally, the authors explore the advantages and disadvantages of different feasible operating policies for separating a mixture of acetone, benzene, and chloroform completely into its constituent pure components.

  11. A liquid film model of tetrakaidecahedral packing to account for the establishment of epidermal cell columns.

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    Menton, D N

    1976-05-01

    The possiblity that the organization of cells into columns in the mammalian epidermis may be a result of the close packing of these cells has been investigated in a model system involving the association of randomly produced soap bubbles into a stable froth. Upon floating to the surface of a liquid, soap bubbles have been found to spontaneously assemble into precise columns of interdigitating bubbles. The tetrakaidecahedral shape and the spatial configuration of these bubbles closely resemble those of stacked epidermal cells, although the columns of a froth were oriented at a 60degrees angle to their substratum rather than at right angles as occurs in the epidermal cell columns. These observations lend support to the theory that the organization of the cells in the epidermis into columns is due to the assumption of the keratocytes of a minimum surface-close packing array. Such an organizing mechanism would be independent of both positional control of the underlying mitoses and active guidance of the cells as they become superficially displaced within the epidermis. The observation that a high rate of cell turnover is incompatible with the epidermal column structure may be related to the finding that rapidly produced soap bubbles do not, at least initially, assemble into a columnar array. PMID:1270835

  12. ?iocolloid and colloid transport through water-saturated columns packed with glass beads: Effect of gravity

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    Chrysikopoulos, C. V.; Syngouna, V. I.

    2013-12-01

    The role of gravitational force on biocolloid and colloid transport in water-saturated columns packed with glass beads was investigated. Transport experiments were performed with biocolloids (bacteriophages: ??174, MS2) and colloids (clays: kaolinite KGa-1b, montmorillonite STx-1b). The packed columns were placed in various orientations (horizontal, vertical, and diagonal) and a steady flow rate of Q=1.5 mL/min was applied in both up-flow and down-flow modes. All experiments were conducted under electrostatically unfavorable conditions. The experimental data were fitted with a newly developed, analytical, one dimensional, colloid transport model, accounting for gravity effects. The results revealed that flow direction has a significant influence on particle deposition. The rate of particle deposition was shown to be greater for up-flow than for down-flow direction, suggesting that gravity was a significant driving force for biocolloid and colloid deposition. Schematic illustration of a packed column with up-flow velocity having orientation (-i) with respect to gravity. The gravity vector components are: g(i)= g(-z) sin? i, and g(-j)= -g(-z) cos? j. Experimental setup showing the various column arrangements: (a) horizontal, (b) diagonal, and (c) vertical.

  13. Sum of ranking differences to rank stationary phases used in packed column supercritical fluid chromatography.

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    West, Caroline; Khalikova, Maria A; Lesellier, Eric; Hberger, Kroly

    2015-08-28

    The identification of a suitable stationary phase in supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) is a major source of difficulty for those with little experience in this technique. Several protocols have been suggested for column classification in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), and SFC. However, none of the proposed classification schemes received general acceptance. A fair way to compare columns was proposed with the sum of ranking differences (SRD). In this project, we used the retention data obtained for 86 test compounds with varied polarity and structure, analyzed on 71 different stationary phases encompassing the full range in polarity of commercial packed columns currently available to the SFC chromatographer, with a single set of mobile phase and operating conditions (carbon dioxide-methanol mobile phase, 25C, 150bar outlet pressure, 3ml/min). First, a reference column was selected and the 70 remaining columns were ranked based on this reference column and the retention data obtained on the 86 analytes. As these analytes previously served for the calculation of linear solvation energy relationships (LSER) on the 71 columns, SRD ranks were compared to LSER methodology. Finally, an external comparison based on the analysis of 10 other analytes (UV filters) related the observed selectivity to SRD ranking. Comparison of elution orders of the UV filters to the SRD rankings is highly supportive of the adequacy of SRD methodology to select similar and dissimilar columns. PMID:26228853

  14. Direct analysis of gramicidin double helices using packed column supercritical fluid chromatography.

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    Zhang, Jianmin; Thurbide, Kevin B

    2006-01-01

    Direct analysis of the monomeric and four double helical dimeric conformations of gramicidin has been achieved using packed column supercritical fluid chromatography (pSFC). Using a PRP-1 polymeric column and typical conditions of 40 degrees C column temperature, 25 MPa column pressure, and 35% n-pentanol modifier addition, all of the gramicidin conformers were readily separated. To evaluate the method, the dynamic characteristics of the monomer and dimer species were monitored as a function of solvent type, incubation time, solvent temperature, and initial concentration. The findings agree with those previously obtained by other methods but also yield new information about the relative amounts of two closely related dimers (species 1 and 2) as well as the simultaneous changes in the full dimer/monomer distribution. Results indicate that the developed pSFC method can be an informative complimentary tool for readily monitoring changes in the full profile of gramicidin species present in different environments. PMID:16239008

  15. Evaluation of fructooligosaccharides separation using a fixed-bed column packed with activated charcoal.

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    Kuhn, Raquel Cristine; Mazutti, Marcio A; Albertini, Lilian Buoro; Filho, Francisco Maugeri

    2014-05-25

    Recent studies have shown that the chromatographic separation of mixtures of saccharides may be improved by making use of activated charcoal, a promising low cost material for the separation of sugars, including fructooligosaccharides. In this work, the development of a methodology to separate fructooligosaccharides from glucose, fructose and sucrose, using a fixed bed column packed with activated charcoal is proposed. The influence of temperature, eluant concentration and step gradients were evaluated to increase the separation efficiency and fructooligosaccharide purity. The final degree of fructooligosaccharide purification and separation efficiency were about 94% and 3.03 respectively, using ethanol gradient concentration ranging from 3.5% to 15% (v/v) at 40°C. The fixed bed column packed with the activated charcoal was shown to be a promising alternative for sugar separation, mainly those rich in fructooligosaccharides, leading to solutions of acceptable degrees of purification. PMID:24583465

  16. Separation of drugs by packed column supercritical fluid chromatography. 2. Antidepressants.

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    Berger, T A; Wilson, W H

    1994-03-01

    Antidepressants can be rapidly and efficiently separated by packed-column supercritical fluid chromatography with a tertiary mobile phase. Ten antidepressants were nearly baseline resolved in < 6 min without programming. Calculated detection limits with a 5-microL injection volume were as low as 88 ppb. The effects of temperature, pressure, and modifier concentration on retention and selectivity were studied. Changing modifier concentration caused significant changes in selectivity. Several relationships between solute structure and selectivity changes were noted. PMID:8207669

  17. Dehumidification of air by aqueous lithium chloride in a packed column

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    Chung, Tsairwang; Ghosh, T.K.; Hines, A.L.

    1993-01-01

    A packed bed absorber-stripper system has been designed to dehumidify moist air by contact with aqueous solutions of lithium chloride. The packing material used in the study is 1.6 cm (5/8 inch) polypropylene Flexi rings, which have a surface to volume ratio of 342 m{sup 2}/m{sup 3} (104 ft{sup 2}/ft{sup 3}). The absorber is capable of handling air face velocities from 3,362.4 to 6,746.4 kg/m{sup 2}h and liquid flow rates from 2,534.1 to 54,648 kg/m{sup 2}h. Solutions of 30% and 40% lithium chloride in water were employed as the dehumidifying agent. The minimum liquid flow rate calculated from the equilibrium date would be too low to wet the packing surface completely, and could not be used in the actual operating system. Therefore, liquid flow rates greater than the minimum wetting rate for the packing were used. Measured flooding conditions corresponded closely with existing empirical correlations. Mass transfer coefficients ranged from 0.062 kmol/m{sup 3}s at 40% flooding to 0.166 kmol/m{sup 3}s at 80% flooding for the 40% lithium chloride solution. The height of a transfer unit calculated from the experimental data ranged from 0.340 m at a column efficiency of 71.6% to 0.617 m at a column efficiency of 50%.

  18. Research on the separation properties of empty-column gas chromatography (EC-GC) and conditions for simulated distillation (SIMDIS).

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    Boczkaj, Grzegorz; Kami?ski, Marian

    2013-10-01

    Previous studies have revealed it is possible to separate a high-boiling mixture by gas chromatography in empty fused-silica capillary tubing rather than in columns coated with stationary phase. Chromatographic separation occurs solely on the basis of the different boiling points of the substances separated. The high similarity of such separations to those in classic distillation seems advantageous when gas chromatography is used for simulated distillation. This paper presents results from further research on the separation properties of empty fused silica tubing. The efficiency of this chromatographic system has been examined. The usefulness of such conditions has been studied for simulated distillation, i.e. to determine the boiling-point distribution of complex mixtures, mainly petroleum fractions and products, on the basis of their retention relative to reference substances. The results obtained by use of empty-column gas chromatography (EC-GC) and by use of classical simulated distillation columns have been compared for solutes of different polarity. Studies revealed boiling points determined by EC-GC were more accurate than those obtained by the standard method of simulated distillation. PMID:23925798

  19. Effect of the thermal environment on the efficiency of packed columns in supercritical fluid chromatography.

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    Zauner, Jordan; Lusk, Ryan; Koski, Steven; Poe, Donald P

    2012-11-30

    When a packed column is operated at temperatures and pressures near the critical point in supercritical fluid chromatography, the thermal environment in which it is placed has a significant impact on retention and efficiency. We measured the retention factors, plate heights, and related parameters for elution of a test mixture of alkylbenzenes with 5% methanol/95% carbon dioxide mobile phase on a 250 mm 4.6 mm i.d. column packed with 5-micron Luna-C18 particles. Separations were performed at outlet pressures from 100 to 150 bar and a column oven temperature of 323K. For a bare column thermostated with convective air, significant efficiency losses were observed for outlet pressures equal to or less than 120 bar. These large efficiency losses are attributed to radial temperature gradients. Addition of foam insulation resulted in significant improvements in efficiency. Operating the column in still air using a commercially available column heater provided the best overall performance, with no measurable efficiency loss over the entire range of pressures studied. A reduced plate height of 1.88 was obtained at an optimum flow rate of 3.0 mL/min at 100 bar outlet pressure and with the temperature of the incoming mobile phase set approximately 2.3K above the temperature of the column oven. Retention time repeatability for all three thermal conditions was equal to or less than 0.5% RSD. These results demonstrate that it is possible to perform fast, efficient separations with excellent repeatability using SFC under near-critical conditions if the thermal environment is optimized to minimize the generation of radial temperature gradients. PMID:23107122

  20. Application of an in-situ thermo-polymerized porous polymer: creation of an on-column frit for a packed capillary HPLC column.

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    Ma, Jiping; Ding, Mingyu; Xu, Yan; Chen, Lingxin

    2007-03-01

    A 3-mm length of a porous monolithic polymer was prepared in a 0.32-mm inner-diameter fused-silica capillary by an in-situ thermo-polymerization method and used as an on-column frit for a packed capillary HPLC column. The on-column frit can resist high pressure up to 400 bar. A 5-microm packing material was packed in the capillary with the on-column frit by a slurry method. At pressure driving mode, separation of samples was performed using the capillary HPLC column. The in-situ frit preparation method has the advantages of easy preparation, easy control of the location of the frit and a mild preparing reaction condition. PMID:17372384

  1. Continuous metal removal from solution and industrial effluents using Spirogyra biomass-packed column reactor.

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    Singh, Alpana; Kumar, Dhananjay; Gaur, J P

    2012-03-01

    The granules of Spirogyra neglecta biomass, diameter 0.2-0.5mm, were successfully prepared by boiling it in urea-formaldehyde mixture. Metal sorption performance of the column packed with Spirogyra granules was assessed under variable operating conditions, such as, different influent metal concentrations, bed heights and flow rates. These conditions greatly influenced the breakthrough time and volume, saturation time and volume, and the ability of the column to attain saturation after reaching the breakthrough. The experimental breakthrough curves obtained under varying experimental conditions were modeled using Bohart-Adams, Wolborska, Thomas, Yoon-Nelson and modified dose-response models. The first two models were valid only in representing the initial part of the breakthrough curves; however, the other three models were good in representing the entire breakthrough curve. The granule-packed column could be successfully used up to 6 and 9 cycles of sorption and desorption for the removal of Cu(II) and Pb(II), respectively. The column could efficiently remove different metals from real industrial effluents, and hence the test biomass (Spirogyra granules) is a good candidate for commercial application. PMID:22169159

  2. Nitrate removal from groundwater in columns packed with reed and rice stalks.

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    Qian, Jiazhong; Wang, Zhiping; Jin, Song; Liu, Yong; Chen, Tianhu; Fallgren, Paul H

    2011-10-01

    Nitrate leaching contaminates groundwater. The objective of this study was to determine if reed and rice stalks could enhance denitrification and reduce nitrate leaching into groundwater. Artificial groundwater spiked with nitrate and field groundwater samples were tested in the columns in sand reactors packed with either reed or rice stalks. The maximum nitrate removal rates were determined to be 1.93 and 1.97 mg nitrate-N l(-1) h(-1), respectively, in the reed and rice stalk-packed columns. The maximum nitrate-nitrogen removal rate in reactors packed with reed stalk was 1.33 mg nitrate-N l(-1) h(-1) when experimented with natural groundwater. Chemical oxygen demand consumption was higher when rice stalk (176.1 mg l(-1)) was used as the substrate, compared to reed stalk (35.2 mg l(-1)) at the same substrate dosage. No nitrite accumulation was detected during the test. The results demonstrate that agricultural byproducts, such as reed and rice stalks, may be used as substrate amendments for enhanced denitrification in natural settings, such as lakeside lagoons, ditches or wetlands. PMID:22329150

  3. Modified equilibrium-dispersive model for the interpretation of the efficiency of columns packed on core-shell particle

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    Gritti, Fabrice; Kaczmarski, Krzysztof; Guiochon, Georges A

    2011-01-01

    A modified Equilibrium Dispersive (ED) Model is proposed for the modeling of chromatographic processes in columns packed with shell-particle adsorbents and operated under very high pressures. This new model was validated on the basis of experimental results obtained with 2.1 mm x 150 mm columns packed with superficially porous 1.7 {micro}m Kinetex-C{sub 18} particles and with classical columns packed with 1.7 {micro}m BEH-C{sub 18} fully porous particles. The influence of the heat friction on the performance of these columns was analyzed by comparing the experimental and calculated peak profiles. Moreover a theoretical analysis of the influence the solid-core conductivity on the column efficiency was discussed.

  4. Composition Change Characteristics of R407C by a Packed Column Rectifier

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    Okazaki, Takashi; Katoh, Yohei; Obayashi, Tomoyoshi; Hirata, Yushi

    The composition separation of R407C is used to improve performance of air conditioners and heat pump water heater units. Therefore, it is important to grasp a separation performance of a packed column rectifier and make a useful nondimensional equation of mass transfer coefficients for design of the rectifier. The experiments were carried out to investigate an influence of the vapor velocity on the separation performance, and an overall mass transfer coefficient of gas side was measured. The nondimensional equation for the mass transfer coefficients was made based on the measured data. The influence of the refrigerant charge and the packed height on the separation performance was evaluated with the experiments and calculated results with the equation. The calculated results agreed with the experimental results.

  5. Searching for Measures of Reversibility in Continuous Adsorption through Packed Bed Columns

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    Sidiras, Dimitris K.

    2009-08-01

    This work deals with searching for measures of after-process reversibility in continuous adsorption through packed bed columns. A methodology has been designed/developed under the form of an algorithmic procedure including 17 activity stages and 5 decision nodes. An implementation is presented concerning adsorption/desorption of methylene blue on pine sawdust. An Ideal Reversibility Index (IRI) and two Real Rreversibility Indices (RRIs) have been estimated after fitting kinetic adsorption/desorption models to experimental data. Last, the implications of applying an innovation are discussed in terms of techno-economic analysis.

  6. CO2 absorption in nanofluids in a randomly packed column equipped with magnetic field

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    Salimi, J.; Haghshenasfard, M.; Etemad, S. Gh.

    2015-05-01

    Magnetic nanofluids have been used for absorption of CO2 in a packed column in the presence of magnetic field. Adding nanoparticles into the solvent enhances mass transfer characteristics. The optimum concentrations of Fe3O4/water and NiO/water nanofluids are 0.005, and 0.01 % respectively, and the maximum enhancement of mass transfer rate in comparison with pure water is 12 and 9.5 % respectively. The magnetic field showed positive effect on the CO2 absorption performance.

  7. Packing of large-scale chromatography columns with irregularly shaped glass based resins using a stop-flow method.

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    Siu, Sun Chau; Chia, Celeste; Mok, Yanglin; Pattnaik, Priyabrata

    2014-01-01

    Rigid chromatography resins, such as controlled pore glass based adsorbents, offer the advantage of high permeability and a linear pressure-flow relationship irrespective of column diameter which improves process time and maximizes productivity. However, the rigidity and irregularly shaped nature of these resins often present challenges in achieving consistent and uniform packed beds as formation of bridges between resin particles can hinder bed consolidation. The standard flow-pack method when applied to irregularly shaped particles does not yield well-consolidated packed beds, resulting in formation of a head space and increased band broadening during operation. Vibration packing methods requiring the use of pneumatically driven vibrators are recommended to achieve full packed bed consolidation but limitations in manufacturing facilities and equipment may prevent the implementation of such devices. The stop-flow packing method was developed as an improvement over the flow-pack method to overcome these limitations and to improve bed consolidation without the use of vibrating devices. Transition analysis of large-scale columns packed using the stop-flow method over multiple cycles has shown a two- to three-fold reduction of change in bed integrity values as compared to a flow-packed bed demonstrating an improvement in packed bed stability in terms of the height equivalent to a theoretical plate (HETP) and peak asymmetry (As ). PMID:25080096

  8. Separation of basic drugs by packed-column supercritical fluid chromatography. 3. Stimulants.

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    Berger, T A; Wilson, W H

    1995-04-01

    A wide range of stimulants was rapidly and efficiently separated with symmetrical peak shapes with a tertiary supercritical mobile phase and a cyanopropyl liquid chromatography column. Compared with other drug families studied in this series, the stimulants exhibited a much broader range of retention. Several strong bases, including primary aliphatic amines, were easily eluted with a modified mobile phase. The stimulants were generally more retained than antipsychotic drugs. Compared with antidepressant drugs, a few stimulants behaved similarly, but most were more strongly retained. Modifier concentration proved to be the most effective means for changing both retention and selectivity. An over-the-counter eye drop solution (an aqueous buffer) was analyzed for tetrahydrozoline. The positive results with good peak shapes indicate that packed-column supercritical fluid chromatography is compatible with at least small aqueous samples. PMID:7629742

  9. Effects of reflux ratio and feed conditions for the purification of bioethanol in a continuous distillation column

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    Dasan, Y. K.; Abdullah, M. A.; Bhat, A. H.

    2014-10-01

    Continuous distillation column was used for the purification of bioethanol from fermentation of molasses using Saccharomyces cerevisia. Bioethanol produced was at 8.32% (v/v) level. The efficiency of continuous distillation process was evaluated based on reflux ratio, and feed condition. The lab results were validated using COFE simulation Software. The analyses showed that both reflux ratio and feed condition had significant effects on the distillation process. Stages increased from 1.79 to 2.26 as the reflux ratio was decreased from 90% to 45% and the saturated feed produced lower mole fraction of desired product. We concluded that the lower reflux ratio with cold feed condition was suitable for higher mole fraction of top product.

  10. Separation of drugs by packed column supercritical fluid chromatography. 1. Phenothiazine antipsychotics.

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    Berger, T A; Wilson, W H

    1994-03-01

    Studies of speed, resolution, and sensitivity indicate packed column supercritical fluid chromatography is a viable technique for the analysis of antipsychotic drugs. Fourteen such drugs (mostly phenothiazines) were studied from a cyanopropyl liquid chromatography packed column with a tertiary mobile phase of carbon dioxide, methanol, and isopropylamine. An arbitrary mix of 10 components was baseline resolved in approximately 11 min. Detection limits were as low as 125 ppb, with a feasible 10-fold decrease. Without the isopropylamine in the mobile phase, none of the solutes eluted. With the additive, all produced symmetrical peaks and high efficiency (i.e., > 80% of theoretical). Changing modifier concentration was the most effective physical parameter for changing retention but had little effect on selectivity. Temperature changes had a modest effect on retention but provided surprisingly large changes in selectivity, with numerous peak reversals occurring over only a 30 degrees C temperature range. In addition, temperature programming was the most effective means to optimize resolution of the 10-component mix. No noticeable loss in efficiency accompanied the temperature programs. PMID:7911529

  11. Effects of Gravity on Cocurrent Two-Phase Gas-Liquid Flows Through Packed Columns

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    Motil, Brian J.; Balakotaiah, Vemuri; Kamotani, Yasuhiro

    2001-01-01

    This work presents the experimental results of research on the influence of gravity on flow pattern transitions, pressure drop and flow characteristics for cocurrent gas-liquid two-phase flow through packed columns. The flow pattern transition data indicates that the pulse flow regime exists over a wider range of gas and liquid flow rates under reduced gravity conditions compared to normal gravity cocurrent down-flow. This is illustrated by comparing the flow regime transitions found in reduced gravity with the transitions predicted by Talmor. Next, the effect of gravity on the total pressure drop in a packed column is shown to depend on the flow regime. The difference is roughly equivalent to the liquid static head for bubbly flow but begins to decrease at the onset of pulse flow. As the spray flow regime is approached by increasing the gas to liquid ratio, the effect of gravity on pressure drop becomes negligible. Finally, gravity tends to suppress the amplitude of each pressure pulse. An example of this phenomenon is presented.

  12. Comparison between random and structured packings for dehumidification of air by lithium chloride solutions in a packed column and their heat and mass transfer correlations

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    Chung, T.W.; Ghosh, T.K.; Hines, A.L.

    1996-01-01

    Random and structured packings were compared for their efficiency in dehumidification of air in a packed column using lithium chloride solutions. Experiments were conducted with cross corrugated cellulose and poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) structured packings, and the results were compared with the data previously obtained for polypropylene Flexi rings and ceramic Berl saddles as random packings. The heat and mass transfer correlations were developed for both random and structured packings that considered the change in driving force due to the change in LiCl concentration. A dimensional analysis of the process variables was carried out using the Buckingham Pi method to obtain the dimensionless groups of the correlations. The data obtained with 5/8 inch polypropylene flexi rings, 1/2 inch ceramic Berl saddles, and 2 inch clay Raschig rings (data for 2 inch Raschig rings were taken from Bichowsky and Kelley (1935)) were used to test the correlations for random packings. The correlations for structured packings were tested using the data obtained with cross corrugated cellulose and PVC packings. The values predicted by these correlations were within {+-} 105 of the experimental data.

  13. Report on Qiagen Columns with Precipitation versus Packed Bed Technology for Trace Amounts of DNA

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    Wheeler, E K; Erler, A M; Seiler, A

    2008-02-05

    The assured limit of detection (LOD), where 100% of the PCR assays are successful, for the Qiagen spin column is dramatically improved when combined with an ethanol precipitation step of the eluted sample. A detailed SOP for the ethanol precipitation was delivered as a separate report. A key finding in the precipitation work was to incubate the ethanol precipitation at -20{sup o}C overnight when concentrating low copy number samples. Combining this modified ethanol precipitation with the Qiagen spin columns, the limit of assured detection was improved by 1-2 orders of magnitude, for the aliquot and assay variables used. The lower limit of detection (defined as when at least 1 assay of 1 aliquot was positive) was only improved by approximately 1 order of magnitude. The packed bed process has the potential of a 20-fold improvement in the limit of detection compared to Qiagen plus precipitation, based on a mass balance analysis for the entire DNA concentration and purification processes. Figure ES1 shows a mass balance for all the DNA processing steps. The packed bed process minimizes losses from elution, precipitation, and pipetting (aliquoting and transferring). Figure ES1 assumes that 100 copies of DNA serve as the input sample. Efficiencies for each step have been estimated based on our experiences or a worst case scenario (for example, a 50% loss was assumed for pipetting). Table ES1 summarizes the number of copies that are the input template for PCR assuming 100 copies of DNA are processed through the three options detailed in Figure ES1.Theoretically a 20-fold increase in the number of starting copies in the PCR reaction is gained when the DNA is concentrated, purified and then amplified directly on the surface of the beads in the packed bed.

  14. Direct coupling of packed column supercritical fluid chromatography to continuous corona discharge ion mobility spectrometry.

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    Rahmanian, A; Ghaziaskar, H S; Khayamian, T

    2013-01-11

    In this study, packed column supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) was directly coupled to a continuous corona discharge (CD) ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) with several modifications. The main advantage of the developed detector is its capability to introduce full column effluent up to 2000 mL min(-1) CO(2) gas directly into the IMS cell relative to 40 mL min(-1) CO(2) gas as a maximum tolerance, reported for the previous IMS detectors. This achievement was made possible because of using corona discharge instead of (63)Ni as an ionization source and locating the inlet and outlet of the CO(2) gas in the counter electrode of the CD in opposite direction. In addition, a heated interface was placed between back pressure regulator (BPR) and the IMS cell to heat the output of the BPR for introducing sample as the gas phase into the IMS cell. Furthermore, a make-up methanol flow was introduced between the column outlet and BPR to provide a more uniform flow through the BPR and also to prevent freezing and deposition of the analytes in the BPR. The performance of the SFC-CD-IMS was evaluated by analysis of testosterone, medroxyprogesterone, caffeine, and theophylline as test compounds and figures of merit for these compounds have been calculated. PMID:23261285

  15. Monitoring Anaerobic TCE Degradation by Evanite Cultre in Column Packed with TCE-Contaminated Soil

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    Ko, J.; Han, K.; Ahn, G.; Park, S.; Kim, N.; Ahn, H.; Kim, Y.

    2011-12-01

    Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a long-term common groundwater pollutant because the compound with high density is slowly released into groundwater. Physical and chemical remediation processes have been used to clean-up the contaminant, but novel remediation technology is required to overcome a low efficiency of the traditional treatment process. Many researchers focused on biological process using an anaerobic TCE degrading culture, dehalococcoides spp., but it still needs to evaluate whether the process can be applied into field scale under aerobic condition. Therefore, in this work we examined two different types (i.e., Natural attenuation and bioaugmentation) of biological remediation process in anaerobic column packed with TCE-contaminated soil. A TCE degradation by indigenous microorganisms was confirmed by monitoring TCE and the metabolites (c-DCE, VC, ETH). However, TCE was transformed and stoichiometry amount of c-DCE was produced, and VC and ETH was not detected. To test bioaugmentation of Evanite culture containing dehalococcoides spp., Evanite culture was injected into the column and TCE degradation to c-DCE, VC, ETH was monitored. We are evaluating the transport of the Evanite culture in the column by measuring TCE and VC reductases. In the result, the TCE was completely degraded to ETH using hydrogen as electron donor generate by hydrogen-production fermentation from formate.

  16. COED Transactions, Vol. X, No. 5, May 1978. STAGEF, A Program to Compute the Internal Variables of an Operating Distillation Column.

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    Marcovitz, Alan B., Ed.

    A digital computer program, STAGEF, designed for use with the distillation experiments in a typical undergraduate Chemical Engineering laboratory in Unit Operations is explained. The program enables the student to determine the rate of liquid overflow and vapor boil-up which leaves each tray within the distillation column. The student may also

  17. Validating the Equilibrium Stage Model for an Azeotropic System in a Laboratorial Distillation Column

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    Duarte, B. P. M.; Coelho Pinheiro, M. N.; Silva, D. C. M.; Moura, M. J.

    2006-01-01

    The experiment described is an excellent opportunity to apply theoretical concepts of distillation, thermodynamics of mixtures and process simulation at laboratory scale, and simultaneously enhance the ability of students to operate, control and monitor complex units.

  18. Stable isotope fractionations during reactive transport of phosphate in packed-bed sediment columns

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    Jaisi, Deb P.

    2013-11-01

    Characterizing reactivity and fate of contaminants in subsurface environments that are isolated from direct visualization is a major challenge. Stable isotopes coupled with concentration could be used as a potential tool to quantitatively analyze the chemical variability of the contaminant during reactive transport processes in the subsurface environment. This study was aimed at determining whether abiotic reactions of phosphate during its transport involve fractionation of oxygen isotopes in phosphate (δ18Op). It included the effects of solution chemistry and hydrodynamics on δ18Op values during phosphate transport through a packed-bed column prepared by using natural sediment collected from the Cape Cod aquifer in Massachusetts. Results show that the isotopic fractionation between effluent and influent phosphate at early stage of transport could be ~ 1.3‰ at higher flow rates with isotopically-light phosphate (P16O4) preferentially retained in the sediment column. This fractionation, however, decreased and became insignificant as more phosphate passed through the column. Mobilization of phosphate initially sorbed onto sediments caused a large kinetic isotopic fractionation with isotopically-light phosphate preferentially remobilized from the sediment column, but over longer time periods, this fractionation decreased and became insignificant as well. These results collectively suggest that abiotic reactive transport processes exert minimal influence on the δ18Op composition of subsurface systems. Alternatively, fluctuation in flow rate and subsequent remobilization of phosphate could be detectable through transient changes in δ18Op values. These findings extend the burgeoning application of δ18Op to identify the different sources and geochemical processes of phosphate in the subsurface environments.

  19. Stable isotope fractionations during reactive transport of phosphate in packed-bed sediment columns.

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    Jaisi DP

    2013-11-01

    Characterizing reactivity and fate of contaminants in subsurface environments that are isolated from direct visualization is a major challenge. Stable isotopes coupled with concentration could be used as a potential tool to quantitatively analyze the chemical variability of the contaminant during reactive transport processes in the subsurface environment. This study was aimed at determining whether abiotic reactions of phosphate during its transport involve fractionation of oxygen isotopes in phosphate (δ(18)Op). It included the effects of solution chemistry and hydrodynamics on δ(18)Op values during phosphate transport through a packed-bed column prepared by using natural sediment collected from the Cape Cod aquifer in Massachusetts. Results show that the isotopic fractionation between effluent and influent phosphate at early stage of transport could be ~1.3‰ at higher flow rates with isotopically-light phosphate (P(16)O4) preferentially retained in the sediment column. This fractionation, however, decreased and became insignificant as more phosphate passed through the column. Mobilization of phosphate initially sorbed onto sediments caused a large kinetic isotopic fractionation with isotopically-light phosphate preferentially remobilized from the sediment column, but over longer time periods, this fractionation decreased and became insignificant as well. These results collectively suggest that abiotic reactive transport processes exert minimal influence on the δ(18)Op composition of subsurface systems. Alternatively, fluctuation in flow rate and subsequent remobilization of phosphate could be detectable through transient changes in δ(18)Op values. These findings extend the burgeoning application of δ(18)Op to identify the different sources and geochemical processes of phosphate in the subsurface environments.

  20. Stable isotope fractionations during reactive transport of phosphate in packed-bed sediment columns.

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    Jaisi, Deb P

    2013-11-01

    Characterizing reactivity and fate of contaminants in subsurface environments that are isolated from direct visualization is a major challenge. Stable isotopes coupled with concentration could be used as a potential tool to quantitatively analyze the chemical variability of the contaminant during reactive transport processes in the subsurface environment. This study was aimed at determining whether abiotic reactions of phosphate during its transport involve fractionation of oxygen isotopes in phosphate (δ(18)Op). It included the effects of solution chemistry and hydrodynamics on δ(18)Op values during phosphate transport through a packed-bed column prepared by using natural sediment collected from the Cape Cod aquifer in Massachusetts. Results show that the isotopic fractionation between effluent and influent phosphate at early stage of transport could be ~1.3‰ at higher flow rates with isotopically-light phosphate (P(16)O4) preferentially retained in the sediment column. This fractionation, however, decreased and became insignificant as more phosphate passed through the column. Mobilization of phosphate initially sorbed onto sediments caused a large kinetic isotopic fractionation with isotopically-light phosphate preferentially remobilized from the sediment column, but over longer time periods, this fractionation decreased and became insignificant as well. These results collectively suggest that abiotic reactive transport processes exert minimal influence on the δ(18)Op composition of subsurface systems. Alternatively, fluctuation in flow rate and subsequent remobilization of phosphate could be detectable through transient changes in δ(18)Op values. These findings extend the burgeoning application of δ(18)Op to identify the different sources and geochemical processes of phosphate in the subsurface environments. PMID:24055952

  1. Permeability Change of Crystalline Silicate Mineral-Packed Bed Column by Highly Alkaline Plume

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    Hideo Usui; Yuichi Niibori; Hitoshi Mimura; Osamu Tochiyama

    2007-07-01

    For the construction of the geological disposal system, the use of the cementitious material may change the permeability of the natural barrier around the repository. Cementitious materials may alter the pH of ground water to highly alkaline. Also, the potential permeability change of the natural barrier is one of the notable factors for performance assessments of geological disposal systems. In the high pH region, the solubility of silica is very high compared to that in the natural pH (around 8). Therefore, highly alkaline groundwater would dissolve and alter a part of rock surface. Usui et al. (2005) reported that the change of mineral pore structure due to chemical reaction is the key factor to consider the change of the permeability [5-6]. Moreover, such a change of the pore structure was considered to be the result of the spatial heterogeneity of chemical composition. Since such spatial heterogeneity exists also in the sedimentary rocks consisting of crystalline minerals such as quartz and feldspar, we need to examine natural rock, in order to obtain more reliable understanding about the change of permeability induced by highly alkaline groundwater (plume). In this study, silica sand as crystalline mineral was packed in the column, and the effect of dissolution induced by the highly alkaline plume on the permeability-change was examined. The silica sand particles mainly consist of SiO{sub 2} and include Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, FeO, and K{sub 2}O. The volumetric flow rate and the pressure difference between the inlet and outlet of the column were measured, and the permeability was calculated. At the same time, the concentrations of elements in the fluid were measured by ICP-AES. The experimental result showed that permeability decreased gradually, although the silica sand was continuously dissolved in the column. The behavior of the permeability is considered to be the result from the rearrangement of the particles, or precipitation of secondary mineral. In the column test using the silica sand as packed mineral, the flow-path seems to be clogged by the rearrangement of the particles rather than the increase of the pore space between the particles. (authors)

  2. Packed-column supercritical fluid chromatography: Quantitative determination of uranium without liquid waste generation

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    Martin-Daguet, V.; Gasnier, P.; Caude, M.

    1997-02-01

    A new procedure for the determination of uranium by packed-column supercritical fluid chromatography is proposed. A nonfluorinated chelating agent selective for copper and uranium, the 2,6-diacetylpyridine bis(benzoylhydrazone), has been chosen. We have studied its chromatographic properties on different stationary phases and the influence of the methanol content in the carbon dioxide mobile phase. The separation of the metal compounds was conducted with and without solvent injection. A calibration curve was obtained for uranium in the range of 52-323 ng injected. The accuracy of the method is 0.5%, the repeatability 4%. The same studies were performed with a new compound, diacetyl-2,6 pyridine bis(4-tert-butyl benzoylhydrazone). An increase in retention and efficiency was then observed. 30 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  3. Synthesis of porous polyaromatic column packings for GC analysis of extraterrestrial atmospheres

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    Woeller, F. H.; Pollock, G. E.

    1978-01-01

    The preparation of a polymer for the Pioneer-Venus Large Probe Gas Chromatograph and another polymer for gas-chromatographic analysis of the Jovian atmosphere is described. Technical-grade divinylbenzene is used as a reliable and economical source of monomer for the preparation of polymer beads. The discussion covers monomeric preparation, polymerization apparatus, first-stage polymer beads, second-stage polymer beads, amino-polymer, columns and gas-chromatographic testing instrumentation used. The polymer for the Pioneer-Venus gas chromatograph is also suitable for ammonia but not for amine analysis. However, the polymer for the analysis of the Jovian atmosphere is a chemically derivatized aromatic polymer that is suitable for amine analysis. The two-stage polymerization produces a highly efficient polymer packing clearly superior to others prepared by adjusted dilution of the aqueous-organic suspension system.

  4. Removal of volatile organic compounds from surfactant solutions by flash vacuum stripping in a packed column

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    Choori, U.N.; Scamehorn, J.F.; O`Haver, J.H.; Harwell, J.H.

    1998-12-31

    In this study, the flash vacuum stripping of trichloroethylene (TCE) from an anionic surfactant solution in a co-current packed column was studied under rough vacuum conditions. The presence of surfactants lead to a reduction in the overall liquid phase volumetric mass transfer coefficient (MTC) of 40 to 95%, depending on flow rate and surfactant concentration at 50 C and 16 kPa. At liquid loading rates of less than 13 cm{sup 3}/cm{sup 2}min, the MTC of TCE decreases rapidly with an increase in liquid loading rate, and at liquid loading rates above that, the MTC decreases slightly with an increase in the liquid loading rate. This trend may have been due to foaming. At surfactant concentrations above the critical micelle concentration, the effect of surfactant concentration was not significant at liquid loading rates less than 13 cm{sup 3}/cm{sup 2}min. However, beyond that rate, the MTC of TCE decreased drastically with an increase in surfactant concentration. The MTC of TCE increased with an increase in temperature. A large pressure drop was observed across the packed bed due to foaming.

  5. Preparation of uniform monomer droplets using packed column and continuous polymerization in tube reactor.

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    Yasuda, Masahiro; Goda, Takashi; Ogino, Hiroyasu; Glomm, Wilhelm Robert; Takayanagi, Hiroaki

    2010-09-01

    A two-step continuous emulsification and polymerization process was developed in which monomer droplets having narrow size distribution were prepared and polymerized while retaining their monodispersity. In the emulsification step, a column packed with glass beads, of diameters ranging from 70microm to 1mm, was used to prepare a monomer O/W emulsion. Monomer droplets were dispersed with an aqueous solution of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA). The droplet size and -distribution was studied with respect to the effects of diameter of glass beads, concentration of PVA in water phase, degree of polymerization of PVA, ratio of mass flow of water phase to that of oil phase, linear velocity of water phase and viscosity of water phase and oil phase. Droplet size was found to be strongly dependent on the diameter of the packed glass beads, while the droplet size distribution was affected by the viscosities of the continuous and dispersed phases. Increasing the viscosity of the dispersed phase by addition of poly(styrene) to the monomer mixture resulted in a narrow size distribution of glycidyl methacrylate-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate droplets. Furthermore, these initiator-containing monomer droplets were polymerized by heating in a tubular reactor, from which polymer particles with a narrow size distribution could be synthesized. PMID:20566203

  6. Transport of viruses through saturated and unsaturated columns packed with sand

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    Anders, R.; Chrysikopoulos, C.V.

    2009-01-01

    Laboratory-scale virus transport experiments were conducted in columns packed with sand under saturated and unsaturated conditions. The viruses employed were the male-specific RNA coliphage, MS2, and the Salmonella typhimurium phage, PRD1. The mathematical model developed by Sim and Chrysikopoulos (Water Resour Res 36:173-179, 2000) that accounts for processes responsible for removal of viruses during vertical transport in one-dimensional, unsaturated porous media was used to fit the data collected from the laboratory experiments. The liquid to liquid-solid and liquid to air-liquid interface mass transfer rate coefficients were shown to increase for both bacteriophage as saturation levels were reduced. The experimental results indicate that even for unfavorable attachment conditions within a sand column (e.g., phosphate-buffered saline solution; pH = 7.5; ionic strength = 2 mM), saturation levels can affect virus transport through porous media. ?? Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008.

  7. Fitting adsorption isotherms to the distribution data determined using packed micro-columns for high-performance liquid chromatography.

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    Jandera, P; Buncekov, S; Mihlbachler, K; Guiochon, G; Backovsk, V; Planeta, J

    2001-08-01

    Knowing the adsorption isotherms of the components of a mixture on the chromatographic system used to separate them is necessary for a better understanding of the separation process and for the optimization of the production rate and costs in preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Currently, adsorption isotherms are usually measured by frontal analysis, using conventional analytical columns. Unfortunately, this approach requires relatively large quantities of pure compounds, and hence is expensive, especially in the case of pure enantiomers. In this work, we investigated the possible use of packed micro-bore and capillary HPLC columns for the determination of adsorption isotherms of benzophenone, o-cresol and phenol in reversed-phase systems and of the enantiomers of mandelic acid on a Teicoplanin chiral stationary phase. We found a reasonable agreement between the isotherm coefficients of the model compounds determined on micro-columns and on conventional analytical columns packed with the same material. Both frontal analysis and perturbation techniques could be used for this determination. The consumption of pure compounds needed to determine the isotherms decreases proportionally to the second power of the decrease in the column inner diameter, i.e. 10 times for a micro-bore column (1 mm I.D.) and 100 times for capillary columns (0.32 mm I.D.) with respect to 3.3 mm I.D. conventional columns. PMID:11519805

  8. Performance of columns packed with the new shell Kinetex-C18 particles in gradient elution chromatography.

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    Gritti, Fabrice; Guiochon, Georges

    2010-03-01

    The performance of columns packed with the new 2.6 microm Kinetex-C(18) shell particles was investigated in gradient elution chromatography and compared with those of the 2.7 microm Halo-C(18) shell particles and the 1.7 microm BEH-C(18) totally porous particles. The peak capacities P(c) of these columns were derived from the resolution of the components of a peptide mixture (beta-Lactoglobulin digest) and of a mixture of two biomolecules (insulin and lyzozyme).The three columns exhibit the same peak capacities for the peptides at low linear velocity (u(0) < 0.05 cm/s) and at any gradient steepness (0.8 < G < 10). When the linear velocity is increased 10-fold, the peak capacity of the Kinetex column remains nearly unchanged while those of the Halo-C(18) and the BEH-C(18) columns decrease by 20%, approximately. This result confirms the very flat HETP curve, the very low C term of the Kinetex column and its ability to successfully operate at high flow rates while experiencing less efficiency loss than other columns. Despite its smaller average mesopore size (96 A versus 130 A), the column packed with 2.6 microm shell Kinetex-C(18) particles gives an equivalent or even slightly better separation of biomolecules having a size and a mass around 40 A and 15 kDa, respectively, than the column packed with 1.7 microm BEH-C(18) totally porous particles. This result demonstrates the advantages of the shell versus the conventional particle technology when it comes to resolve mixtures of large and slow diffusive biomolecules. PMID:20122688

  9. COAL GASIFICATION/GAS CLEANUP TEST FACILITY. VOLUME 4. A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF THE PACKED COLUMN ACID GAS ABSORBER

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    The report describes a mathematical model for adiabatic operation of a packed-column absorber designed to remove acid gases from coal gasification crude product gas. It also gives results of experiments with a small pilot-scale coal gasification/gas cleaning facility designed to ...

  10. An applicable method for efficiency estimation of operating tray distillation columns and its comparison with the methods utilized in HYSYS and Aspen Plus

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    Sadeghifar, Hamidreza

    2015-10-01

    Developing general methods that rely on column data for the efficiency estimation of operating (existing) distillation columns has been overlooked in the literature. Most of the available methods are based on empirical mass transfer and hydraulic relations correlated to laboratory data. Therefore, these methods may not be sufficiently accurate when applied to industrial columns. In this paper, an applicable and accurate method was developed for the efficiency estimation of distillation columns filled with trays. This method can calculate efficiency as well as mass and heat transfer coefficients without using any empirical mass transfer or hydraulic correlations and without the need to estimate operational or hydraulic parameters of the column. E.g., the method does not need to estimate tray interfacial area, which can be its most important advantage over all the available methods. The method can be used for the efficiency prediction of any trays in distillation columns. For the efficiency calculation, the method employs the column data and uses the true rates of the mass and heat transfers occurring inside the operating column. It is highly emphasized that estimating efficiency of an operating column has to be distinguished from that of a column being designed.

  11. Pressure, temperature and density drops along supercritical fluid chromatography columns. II. Theoretical simulation for neat carbon dioxide and columns packed with 3-?m particles.

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    Kaczmarski, Krzysztof; Poe, Donald P; Tarafder, Abhijit; Guiochon, Georges

    2012-08-10

    When chromatography is carried out with high-density carbon dioxide as the mobile phase, the required pressure gradient along the column is moderate but this mobile phase is highly compressible so, under certain experimental conditions, its density may decrease significantly along the column. Such an expansion absorbs heat and causes cooling of the column. The resulting heat transfer causes the formation of axial and radial gradients of temperature and density that may become large under certain conditions. In the first part of this series the pressure, temperature, and density drops were measured over a wide range of experimental temperature and pressure conditions, along columns packed with 3- and 5-?m particles. These columns were suspended in a circulating air bath and were either bare or covered with foam insulation. The behavior of these columns was discussed with special attention to their thermal heterogeneity. In this part we scrutinize the application of two heat transfer models to predict the pressure, temperature and density drops. One is a two-dimensional model that takes into account the axial and radial variations of the relevant chromatographic parameters along the column. The other, one-dimensional model ignores the radial variations of these parameters. The numerical solutions of the two-dimensional model are in excellent agreement with independent experimental data. The one-dimensional model can also be applied for the analysis of the behavior of supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) columns away from the critical conditions. PMID:22687711

  12. Fast and universal HPLC method for determination of permethrin in formulations using 1.8-?m particle-packed column and performance comparison with other column types.

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    Shishovska, Maja A; Stefova, Marina T

    2012-01-01

    An HPLC method has been developed for the fast separation and quantification of permethrin using C18 column packed with 1.8 m particles. The method is specific with good resolution to degradation products and to other present components. It has acceptable validation results. The run time is 4.5 min (or may be within 1.6 min is rapid resolution mode) with an organic solvent consumption of 3.6 mL per run. The method has been applied to samples of formulations for various uses: mattress cleaner, shampoo, and veterinary powder. The performance of the applied column is compared with other common column types. The relationships between linear velocity of the mobile phase (u) and resolution factor (Rs), back-pressure (?P), and efficiency (H) are presented. The experimental data shows the advantages of 1.8-m particle columns to be a significant reduction in solvent consumption (by factor of 4.4 and 1.5) and a reduction in run-time (by factor 4.7 and 1.5), and the weaknesses are a high back-pressure and lower efficiency. Finally, it has been shown that use of 1.8-m particle packed columns with conventional HPLC systems is possible, but with limitations in mobile phase flow-rate. PMID:22291055

  13. Fast and Universal HPLC Method for Determination of Permethrin in Formulations Using 1.8-µm Particle-Packed Column and Performance Comparison with Other Column Types

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    Shishovska, Maja A.; Stefova, Marina T.

    2012-01-01

    An HPLC method has been developed for the fast separation and quantification of permethrin using C18 column packed with 1.8 µm particles. The method is specific with good resolution to degradation products and to other present components. It has acceptable validation results. The run time is 4.5 min (or may be within 1.6 min is rapid resolution mode) with an organic solvent consumption of 3.6 mL per run. The method has been applied to samples of formulations for various uses: mattress cleaner, shampoo, and veterinary powder. The performance of the applied column is compared with other common column types. The relationships between linear velocity of the mobile phase (u) and resolution factor (Rs), back-pressure (ΔP), and efficiency (H) are presented. The experimental data shows the advantages of 1.8-µm particle columns to be a significant reduction in solvent consumption (by factor of 4.4 and 1.5) and a reduction in run-time (by factor 4.7 and 1.5), and the weaknesses are a high back-pressure and lower efficiency. Finally, it has been shown that use of 1.8-µm particle packed columns with conventional HPLC systems is possible, but with limitations in mobile phase flow-rate. PMID:22291055

  14. Fundamental chromatographic equations designed for columns packed with very fine particles and operated at very high pressures applications to the prediction of elution times and the column efficiencies

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    Gritti, Fabrice; Guiochon, Georges A

    2008-01-01

    The wall temperatures of three Acquity-BEH-C{sub 18}columns (2.1 mm x 50, 100, and 150 mm) and the temperature of the incoming eluent were maintained constant at 289 K, using a circulating water heat exchanger. The retention times and the band broadening of naphtho[2,3-a]pyrene were measured for each column as a function of the flow rate applied. Pure acetonitrile was used as the eluent. The flow rate dependence of neither elution volumes nor bandwidths can be accounted for by classical models of retention and HETP, respectively, since these models assume columns to be isothermal. Because the heat generated by friction of the eluent against the column bed increases with increasing flow rate, the column bed cannot remain isothermal at high flow rates. This heat is evacuated radially and/or longitudinally by convection, conduction, and radiation. Radial and axial temperature gradients are formed, which are maximum and minimum, respectively, when the temperature of the column wall is kept uniform and constant. The retention times that we measured match well with the values predicted based on the temperature distribution along and across the column, which we calculated and on the temperature dependence of the retention for the same column operated isothermally (i.e., at very low flow rate). The rate of band spreading varies along non-isothermal columns, so the HETP can only be defined locally. It is a function of the axial coordinate. A new contribution is needed to account for the radial thermal heterogeneity of the column, hence the radial distribution of the flow velocities, which warps the elution band. A new model, based on the general dispersion theory of Aris, allows a successful prediction of the unusually large bandwidths observed with columns packed with fine particles, operated at high flow rates, hence high inlet pressures.

  15. Performance characteristics and modeling of carbon dioxide absorption by amines in a packed column

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    Lin, S.H.; Shyu, C.T. . Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1999-01-01

    Carbon dioxide (CO[sub 2]) is widely recognized as a major greenhouse gas contributing to global warming. To mitigate the global warming problem, removal of CO[sub 2] from the industrial flue gases is necessary. Absorption of carbon dioxide by amines in a packed column was experimentally investigated. The amines employed in the present study were the primary mono-ethanolamine (MEA) and tertiary N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), two very popular amines widely used in the industries for gas purification. The CO[sub 2] absorption characteristics by these two amines were experimentally examined under various operating conditions. A theoretical model was developed for describing the CO[sub 2] absorption behavior. Test data have revealed that the model predictions and the observed CO[sub 2] absorption breakthrough curves agree very well, validating the proposed model. Preliminary regeneration tests of exhausted amine solution were also conducted. The results indicated that the tertiary amine is easier to regenerate with less loss of absorption capacity than the primary one.

  16. Cotransport of clay colloids and viruses in water saturated columns packed with glass beads

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    Chrysikopoulos, C.; Syngouna, V. I.

    2012-12-01

    This study is focused on the cotransport of clay colloids and viruses in saturated columns packed with glass beads. Bacteriophages MS2 and ?X174 were used as model viruses, and kaolinite (kGa-1b) and montmorillonite (STx-1b) as model colloids. Virus and clay transport as well as virus-clay cotransport were examined at three pore water velocities (0.38, 0.74, and 1.21 cm/min). The results indicated that the mass recovery of viruses and clay colloids decreased as the pore water velocity decreased; whereas, for the cotransport experiments no clear trend was observed. Temporal moments of the breakthrough concentrations suggested that, in the absence of clay colloids, both MS2 and ?X174 traveled faster than the conservative tracer only at the highest pore water velocity tested. For the other two velocities both viruses were slightly retarded. The presence of clays significantly influenced the irreversible virus deposition onto glass beads. Both MS2 and ?X174 were attached in greater amounts onto KGa-1b than STx-1b. Also, MS2 exhibited greater affinity than ?X174 for both clays. The results suggest that Lewis acid-base interactions worked to the advantage of clay colloid attachment but did not significantly affect virus attachment onto glass beads. Schematic illustration of the six concentration components involved in cotransport experiments of this study.

  17. Evaluation of a subsurface oxygenation technique using colloidal gas aphron injections into packed column reactors

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    Wills, R.A.; Coles, P.

    1991-11-01

    Bioremediation may be a remedial technology capable of decontaminating subsurface environments. The objective of this research was to evaluate the use of colloidal gas aphron (CGA) injection, which is the injection of micrometer-size air bubbles in an aqueous surfactant solution, as a subsurface oxygenation technique to create optimal growth conditions for aerobic bacteria. Along with this, the capability of CGAs to act as a soil-washing agent and free organic components from a coal tar-contaminated matrix was examined. Injection of CGAs may be useful for remediation of underground coal gasification (UCG) sites. Because of this, bacteria and solid material from a UCG site located in northeastern Wyoming were used in this research. Colloidal gas aphrons were generated and pumped through packed column reactors (PCRS) containing post-burn core materials. For comparison, PCRs containing sand were also studied. Bacteria from this site were tested for their capability to degrade phenol, a major contaminant at the UCG site, and were also used to bioaugment the PCR systems. In this study we examined: (1) the effect of CGA injection on dissolved oxygen concentrations in the PCR effluents, (2) the effect of CGA, H[sub 2]O[sub 2], and phenol injections on bacterial populations, (3) the stability and transport of CGAs over distance, and (4) CGA injection versus H[sub 2]O[sub 2] injection as an oxygenation technique.

  18. Evaluation of a subsurface oxygenation technique using colloidal gas aphron injections into packed column reactors

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    Wills, R.A.; Coles, P.

    1991-11-01

    Bioremediation may be a remedial technology capable of decontaminating subsurface environments. The objective of this research was to evaluate the use of colloidal gas aphron (CGA) injection, which is the injection of micrometer-size air bubbles in an aqueous surfactant solution, as a subsurface oxygenation technique to create optimal growth conditions for aerobic bacteria. Along with this, the capability of CGAs to act as a soil-washing agent and free organic components from a coal tar-contaminated matrix was examined. Injection of CGAs may be useful for remediation of underground coal gasification (UCG) sites. Because of this, bacteria and solid material from a UCG site located in northeastern Wyoming were used in this research. Colloidal gas aphrons were generated and pumped through packed column reactors (PCRS) containing post-burn core materials. For comparison, PCRs containing sand were also studied. Bacteria from this site were tested for their capability to degrade phenol, a major contaminant at the UCG site, and were also used to bioaugment the PCR systems. In this study we examined: (1) the effect of CGA injection on dissolved oxygen concentrations in the PCR effluents, (2) the effect of CGA, H{sub 2}O{sub 2}, and phenol injections on bacterial populations, (3) the stability and transport of CGAs over distance, and (4) CGA injection versus H{sub 2}O{sub 2} injection as an oxygenation technique.

  19. Fabrication of two-weir structure-based packed columns for on-chip solid-phase extraction of DNA.

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    Zhong, Runtao; Liu, Dayu; Yu, Linfen; Ye, Nannan; Dai, Zhongpeng; Qin, Jianhua; Lin, Bingcheng

    2007-08-01

    Microchip-based packed column SPE of DNA was performed using the microfabricated two-weir structure within a microchannel. We developed two methods to fabricate the two-weir structured glass chips: a "two-side etching/alignment" method and a simplified "one-side/two-step etching" method. The former method required a straightforward alignment step, while the latter approach comprised a simplified wet etching process using paraffin wax as the temporary protective layer. Both methods were convenient and rapid as compared to the previous approaches. Through a reversibly sealed bead-introduction channel, beads can be fed into or out of the chip columns, thus enabling refreshment of the packing materials. Using the proposed chip columns, highly efficient lambda-DNA extractions (average recovery >80%) were performed with good chip-to-chip reproducibility (RSD <10%). The on-chip SPE procedure was completed within 15 min at the flow rate of 3 microL/min and the bulk of the loaded DNA was eluted within a small volume of approximately 8 microL. Application of the microchip-based packed columns was demonstrated by purifying PCR-amplifiable genomic DNA from human hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells and human whole blood samples. PMID:17640088

  20. Performance limits of monolithic and packed capillary columns in high-performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrochromatography.

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    Eeltink, Sebastiaan; Desmet, Gert; Vivó-Truyols, Gabriel; Rozing, Gerard P; Schoenmakers, Peter J; Kok, Wim Th

    2006-02-01

    A method is proposed for the comprehensive characterization and comparison of columns in the high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) and capillary electrochromatographic (CEC) modes. Using this approach, column parameters such as the number of plates, the eddy-diffusion and mass-transfer contributions to peak broadening, the permeability, and the analysis time are incorporated in a single graph and a comparison in terms of efficiency and speed is obtained. The chromatographic performance of silica-based and polymer-based monolithic capillary columns is discussed and a comparison is made with the performance of packed columns. Also, the potential of ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography is discussed in this context. In the HPLC mode, the best results were obtained with silica monoliths; in the CEC mode, the low-density methacrylate-ester-based monoliths showed the best performance. PMID:16364339

  1. Mobility of Dissolved Organic Matter from the Suwannee River (Georgia, USA) in Sand-Packed Columns

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    McInnis, Daniel P.; Bolster, Diogo; Maurice, Patricia A.

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Transport of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from the Suwannee River and of synthetic polystyrene sulfonates (PSSs) was investigated in columns packed with naturally Fe/Al-oxide-coated sands from Oyster, Virginia. Surface-water samples were collected in May 2012 and processed by XAD-8 (humic substances; HPOA), XAD-4 (transphilic acids [TPIAs]), and reverse osmosis (broad range of components; NOM). Median transport time (Ro) of PSSs increased with molecular weight (MW) from 1,000 to 8,000 Da but decreased for the largest PSS (18,000 Da), which is consistent with previous observations of MW effects on DOM adsorption and transport. Breakthrough curves (BTCs) of HPOAs and NOM were similar whereas TPIA transport was distinct; although all DOM samples had similar Ro values, BTC asymmetry and dispersivity were greater for TPIAs. All samples exhibited power-law tailing that is characteristic of heterogeneous sorbent/sorbate interactions, potentially including kinetic effects. The one-dimensional advection-dispersion equation was unable to capture the tailing but it was captured well using a continuous-time random walk (CTRW) model. CTRW parameters were similar for the NOM and HPOA samples but distinctly different for TPIAs, which had more pronounced tailing. While retardation of organics generally tends to increase with MW, the lower average MW of TPIAs did not result in decreased overall retardation, which suggests the importance of compositional differences. Results suggest that while TPIAs tend to be a relatively minor component of DOM, their transport behavior differs from that of the predominant HPOA fraction, and they might thus have different impacts on pollutant transport. PMID:25565760

  2. Removal of pollutant compounds from water supplies using ozone, ultraviolet light, and a counter, current packed column. Master's thesis

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    Kelly, E.L.

    1991-01-01

    Many water pollutants are determined to be carcinogenic and often appear in very low concentrations and still pose a health risk. Conventional water treatment processes cannot remove these contaminants and there is a great demand for the development of alternative removal technologies. The use of ozone and ultraviolet light in a counter current packed column could prove to be an effective treatment process to remove these contaminants.

  3. Two-Phase Flow in Packed Columns and Generation of Bubbly Suspensions for Chemical Processing in Space

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    Motil, Brian J.; Green, R. D.; Nahra, H. K.; Sridhar, K. R.

    2000-01-01

    For long-duration space missions, the life support and In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) systems necessary to lower the mass and volume of consumables carried from Earth will require more sophisticated chemical processing technologies involving gas-liquid two-phase flows. This paper discusses some preliminary two-phase flow work in packed columns and generation of bubbly suspensions, two types of flow systems that can exist in a number of chemical processing devices. The experimental hardware for a co-current flow, packed column operated in two ground-based low gravity facilities (two-second drop tower and KC- 135 low-gravity aircraft) is described. The preliminary results of this experimental work are discussed. The flow regimes observed and the conditions under which these flow regimes occur are compared with the available co-current packed column experimental work performed in normal gravity. For bubbly suspensions, the experimental hardware for generation of uniformly sized bubbles in Couette flow in microgravity conditions is described. Experimental work was performed on a number of bubbler designs, and the capillary bubble tube was found to produce the most consistent size bubbles. Low air flow rates and low Couette flow produce consistent 2-3 mm bubbles, the size of interest for the "Behavior of Rapidly Sheared Bubbly Suspension" flight experiment. Finally the mass transfer implications of these two-phase flows is qualitatively discussed.

  4. Experimental Determination of the Mechanisms Responsible For Acoustically Enhanced Contaminant Transport in Water-Saturated Packed Columns

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    Thomas, J. M.; Chrysikopoulos, C. V.

    2008-12-01

    Previous studies indicated that low frequency range (30 to 150 Hz) acoustic pressure forcing causes an increase in effective interstitial velocity and dispersion for conservative tracers and colloids in water- saturated packed columns. However, the exact mechanisms that lead to the observed enhanced transport are not fully understood. This study attempts to improve our knowledge in this area. Uranine (conservative tracer) as well as polystyrene microspheres (colloids of various diameters) were injected into a column packed with glass beads, saturated with water. Digital photographs were taken of the column under black light at specified time intervals. In situ concentrations were determined by measurement of the fluorescence of Uranine and microspheres in the photographs using MATLAB's Image Processing Toolbox. Experiments were conducted by maintaining acoustic pressure of 23.0 kPa at the influent with acoustic frequencies ranging from 30 to 100 Hz. The results suggest a pore-scale process is responsible for the enhanced transport. Additional experiments were conducted at a single acoustic frequency (70 Hz) with an increasing intensity of influent acoustic pressure from 0 kPa (base case) to 23.0 kPa. A threshold acoustic pressure was determined below which the enhancement process is not observed.

  5. Polyethylenimine-modified metal oxides for fabrication of packed capillary columns for capillary electrochromatography and capillary liquid chromatography.

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    Wiedmer, Susanne K; D'Orazio, Giovanni; Smtt, Jan-Henrik; Bourdin, Delphine; Baos-Prez, Clara; Sakeye, Motolani; Kivilompolo, Maarit; Kopperi, Matias; Ruiz-Jimnez, Jos; Fanali, Salvatore; Riekkola, Marja-Liisa

    2011-07-29

    The need for novel packing materials in both capillary electrochromatography (CEC) and capillary liquid chromatography (CLC) is apparent and the development towards more selective, application-oriented chromatographic phases is under progress world-wide. In this study we have synthesized new polyethyleneimine (PEI) functionalized Mn(2)O(3), SiO(2), SnO(2), and ZrO(2) particles for the fabrication of packed capillary columns for CEC and CLC. The nanocasting approach was successful for the preparation of functionalized metal oxide materials with a controlled porosity and morphology. PEI functionalization was done using ethyleneimine monomers to create particles which are positively charged in aqueous solution below pH 9. This functionalization allowed the possibility to have both hydrophobic (due to its alkyl chain) and ionic interactions (due to positively charged amino groups) with selected compounds. For comparison aminopropyl-functionalized silica was also synthesized and tested. Both slurry pressure and electrokinetic packing procedures used gave similar results, but fast sedimentation of the material caused some problems during the packing. The high stability and wide pH range of PEI-functionalized SiO(2) material, with potential for hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions, proved to be useful for the CEC and CLC separation of some model acidic and neutral compounds. PMID:21238970

  6. Biosorption of copper and cadmium in packed bed columns with live immobilized fungal biomass of Phanerochaete chrysosporium.

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    Pakshirajan, K; Swaminathan, T

    2009-05-01

    Biosorption of copper (II) and cadmium (II) by live Phanerochaete chrysosporium immobilized by growing onto polyurethane foam material in individual packed bed columns over two successive cycles of sorption-desorption were investigated in this study. Initial pH and concentrations of the metals in their respective solutions were set optimum to each of those: 4.6 and 35 mg x l(-1) in case of copper and 5.3 and 11 mg x l(-1) for cadmium. The breakthrough curves obtained for the two metals during sorption in both the cycles exhibited a constant pattern at various bed depths in the columns. The maximum yield of the columns in removing these metals were found to be, respectively, 57% and 43% for copper and cadmium indicating that copper biosorption by the immobilized fungus in its column was better than for cadmium. Recovery values of the sorbed copper and cadmium metals from the respective loaded columns by using 0.1 N HCl as eluant was observed to be quite high at more than 65% and 75%, respectively, at the end of desorption in both the cycles. Breakthrough models of bed-depth service time, Adams-Bohart, Wolborska, and Clark were fitted to the experimental data on sorption of copper and cadmium in the columns, and only the Clark model could fit the sorption performance of the columns well over the entire range of ratios of concentrations of effluent to influent, i.e., C/C0 for both copper and cadmium biosorption. The kinetic coefficients of mass transfer and other suitable parameters in the system were determined by applying the experimental data at C/C0 ratios lower than 0.5 to the other three models. PMID:18551254

  7. Particle-packed column versus silica-based monolithic column for liquid chromatography-electrospray-linear ion trap-tandem mass spectrometry multiallergen trace analysis in foods.

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    Bignardi, Chiara; Elviri, Lisa; Penna, Andrea; Careri, Maria; Mangia, Alessandro

    2010-11-26

    A bicarbonate buffer-based extraction method for the simultaneous analysis of five nut allergens (Ana o 2, cashew-nut; Cor a 9, hazelnut; Pru 1, almond; Ara h3/4, peanut; Jug r 4, walnut) in cereals and biscuits using liquid chromatography-electrospray-linear ion trap-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-LIT-MS(2)) was developed and validated. The method was based on our earlier published LC-MS(2)-based method in a research frame aimed at the identification and determination of hidden allergens in foods by using selective biomarker peptides. A C18 particle-packed column and a silica-based C18 monolithic column were compared in terms of chromatographic performances, such as peak shape, resolution, analysis time and selectivity. The C18 particle-packed column exhibited better performances and was further used for method development and validation. By operating under MS(2) selected reaction monitoring (SRM) acquisition mode, linearity, limits of detection (LOD) and quantitation, trueness and precision were evaluated on breakfast samples enriched with a mix of the five nuts. Good linearity of the matrix matched-calibration curves was obtained and detection limit values generally varied from 14 to 55 mg nut/kg matrix. Recoveries were in the 764% to 943% range with RSD <15%. The capabilities of LIT to perform MS(n) fragmentation was exploited to improve selectivity of the analysis, and the LC-(SRM) MS(2) method was compared in terms of LOD, linearity, precision and accuracy with a LC-(SRM) MS(3) method. Finally, both the LC-MS(2) and LC-MS(3) methods were successfully applied to the analysis of nut traces in commercially available breakfast cereals and biscuits. PMID:21030028

  8. Reaction of trace mercury in natural gas with dilute polysulfide solutions in a packed column

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    Not Available

    1991-12-01

    This paper reports that the natural gas produced around the world can contain traces of mercury which have to be removed. It is difficult to purify gas to desired mercury levels using conventional techniques. By scrubbing with dilute polysulfide solution, the residual mercury in the gas can be removed from about 0.1 to below 0.01 ppb, a reduction of 90%. In this system, the gas is passed through a packed tower wetted with a solution containing 3 ppm of polysulfide salt. Stainless steel packings are effective for this application. In addition to promoting gas-liquid contact, the stainless steel packings adsorb and concentrate polysulfides which react with Hg in the gas to form insoluble HgS, and thus remove Hg from the gas.

  9. Catalytic distillation structure

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    Smith, Jr., Lawrence A. (Bellaire, TX)

    1984-01-01

    Catalytic distillation structure for use in reaction distillation columns, a providing reaction sites and distillation structure and consisting of a catalyst component and a resilient component intimately associated therewith. The resilient component has at least about 70 volume % open space and being present with the catalyst component in an amount such that the catalytic distillation structure consist of at least 10 volume % open space.

  10. Chromatographic behaviour and comparison of column packed with sub-2 microm stationary phases in liquid chromatography.

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    Nguyen, Dao T-T; Guillarme, Davy; Rudaz, Serge; Veuthey, Jean-Luc

    2006-09-22

    In order to reduce the analysis time and maintain good efficiency in liquid chromatography, it is advisable to simultaneously decrease the column length and the particle size of the chromatographic support. Therefore, several manufacturers have developed and commercialized short columns filled with particles that have a diameter smaller than 2 microm. The focus of this work was to check the chromatographic performance of such columns and compare possibilities offered by sub-2 microm supports with conventional columns in terms of analysis time reduction and efficiency improvements. For this purpose, different parameters were discussed namely: separation impedance (E), Knox curves (h,v), and number of plates by time unit (N/t0). Kinetic plots were also drawn. It appeared that sub-2 microm supports were well adapted to improve chromatographic performance and to reduce the analysis time. Furthermore, it was also demonstrated that the best chromatographic performances were reached with high pressure systems (up to 1000 bar). PMID:16846612

  11. Separative analyses of a chromatographic column packed with a core-shell adsorbent for lithium isotope separation

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    Sugiyama, T.; Sugura, K.; Enokida, Y.; Yamamoto, I.

    2015-03-15

    Lithium-6 is used as a blanket material for sufficient tritium production in DT fueled fusion reactors. A core-shell type adsorbent was proposed for lithium isotope separation by chromatography. The mass transfer model in a chromatographic column consisted of 4 steps, such as convection and dispersion in the column, transfer through liquid films, intra-particle diffusion and and adsorption or desorption at the local adsorption sites. A model was developed and concentration profiles and time variation in the column were numerically simulated. It became clear that core-shell type adsorbents with thin porous shell were saturated rapidly relatively to fully porous one and established a sharp edge of adsorption band. This is very important feature because lithium isotope separation requires long-distance development of adsorption band. The values of HETP (Height Equivalent of a Theoretical Plate) for core-shell adsorbent packed column were estimated by statistical moments of the step response curve. The value of HETP decreased with the thickness of the porous shell. A core-shell type adsorbent is, then, useful for lithium isotope separation. (authors)

  12. Transport and transformation of sulfadiazine in soil columns packed with a silty loam and a loamy sand

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    Unold, M.; Kasteel, R.; Groeneweg, J.; Vereecken, H.

    2009-01-01

    Concerning the transport of the veterinary antibiotic sulfadiazine (SDZ) little is known about its possible degradation during transport. Also its sorption behaviour is not yet completely understood. We investigated the transport of SDZ in soil columns with a special emphasis on the detection of transformation products in the outflow of the soil columns and on modelling of the concentration distribution in the soil columns afterwards. We used disturbed soil columns near saturation, packed with a loamy sand and a silty loam. SDZ was applied as a 0.57 mg L - 1 solution at a constant flow rate of 0.25 cm h - 1 for 68 h. Breakthrough curves (BTC) of SDZ and its transformation products 4-(2-iminopyrimidin-1(2 H)-yl)aniline and 4-hydroxy-SDZ were measured for both soils. For the silty loam we additionally measured a BTC for an unknown transformation product which we only detected in the outflow samples of this soil. After the leaching experiments the 14C-concentration was quantified in different layers of the soil columns. The transformation rates were low with mean SDZ mass fractions in the outflow samples of 95% for the loamy sand compared to 97% for the silty loam. The formation of 4-(2-iminopyrimidin-1(2 H)-yl)aniline appears to be light dependent and did probably not occur in the soils, but afterwards. In the soil columns most of the 14C was found near the soil surface. The BTCs in both soils were described well by a model with one reversible (kinetic) and one irreversible sorption site. Sorption kinetics played a more prominent role than sorption capacity. The prediction of the 14C -concentration profiles was improved by applying two empirical models other than first order to predict irreversible sorption, but also these models were not able to describe the 14C concentration profiles correctly. Irreversible sorption of sulfadiazine still is not well understood.

  13. Physical properties and structure of fine core-shell particles used as packing materials for chromatography relationships between particle characteristics and column performance

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    Gritti, Fabrice; Guiochon, Georges A

    2010-01-01

    The recent development of new brands of packing materials made of fine porous-shell particles, e.g., Halo and Kinetex, has brought great improvements in potential column efficiency, demanding considerable progress in the design of chromatographic instruments. Columns packed with Halo and Kinetex particles provide minimum values of their reduced plate heights of nearly 1.5 and 1.2, respectively. These packing materials have physical properties that set them apart from conventional porous particles. The kinetic performance of 4.6 mm I.D. columns packed with these two new materials is analyzed based on the results of a series of nine independent and complementary experiments: low-temperature nitrogen adsorption (LTNA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), inverse size-exclusion chromatography (ISEC), Coulter counter particle size distributions, pycnometry, height equivalent to a theoretical plate (HETP), peak parking method (PP), total pore blocking method (TPB), and local electrochemical detection across the column exit section (LED). The results of this work establish links between the physical properties of these superficially porous particles and the excellent kinetic performance of columns packed with them. It clarifies the fundamental origin of the difference in the chromatographic performances of the Halo and the Kinetex columns.

  14. Transverse bacterial migration induced by chemotaxis in a packed column with structured physical heterogeneity

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    Wang, Meng; Ford, Roseanne M.

    2009-01-01

    The significance of chemotaxis in directing bacterial migration towards contaminants in natural porous media was investigated under groundwater flow conditions. A laboratory-scale column, with a coarse-grained sand core surrounded by a fine-grained annulus, was used to simulate natural aquifers with strata of different hydraulic conductivities. A chemoattractant source was placed along the central axis of the column to model contaminants trapped in the heterogeneous subsurface. Chemotactic bacterial strains, Escherichia coli HCB1 and Pseudomonas putida F1, introduced into the column by a pulse injection, were found to alter their transport behaviors under the influence of the attractant chemical emanating from the central source. For E. coli HCB1, approximately 18% more of the total population relative to the control without attractant exited the column from the coarse sand layer due to the chemotactic effects of ?-methylaspartate under an average fluid velocity of 5.1 m/d. Although P. putida F1 demonstrated no observable changes in migration pathways with the model contaminant acetate under the same flow rate, when the flow rate was reduced to 1.9 m/d, approximately 6~10% of the population relative to the control migrated from the fine sand layer towards attractant into the coarse sand layer. Microbial transport properties were further quantified by a mathematical model to examine the significance of bacterial motility and chemotaxis under different hydrodynamic conditions, which suggested important considerations for strain selection and practical operation of bioremediation schemes. PMID:19731698

  15. Stability and performance of silica-based alkyl bonded-phase HPLC column packings with pH > 8 mobile phases

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    Kirkland, J.J.

    1995-12-01

    Certain HPLC separations are best performed with high pH (pH >8) mobile phases where basic compounds may not be fully protonated. However, the traditional recommendation for silica-based HPLC column packings is that they not be used with mobile phases above pH 8 because of rapid packed-bed degradation by solubility of the silica support. Studies now have shown that packings with certain types of silica supports and bonded phases can be employed successfully for routine separations with mobile phases of at least pH 9. Column packing lifetime with higher pH mobile phases also can be extended by proper choice of buffer type. Silica support solubility (and ultimate column life) is significantly influenced by the nature of both the anions and cations used in the mobile phase buffer. Even at pH 7, some alkyl bonded phase packings show poor lifetime with higher concentrations of certain buffers, especially at elevated temperatures. Column temperature and buffer concentration also greatly affect silica support solubility and ultimate column lifetime. Findings from this study should assist in the development of more rugged HPLC methods for routine applications.

  16. Extraction of squalene from shark liver oil in a packed column using supercritical carbon dioxide

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    Catchpole, O.J.; Kamp, J.C. von; Grey, J.B.

    1997-10-01

    Continuous extraction of squalene from shark liver oil using supercritical carbon dioxide was carried out in both laboratory and pilot scale plant. The shark liver oil contained around 50% by weight squalene, which was recovered as the main extract stream. The other major components in the oil were triglycerides, which were recovered as raffinate, and pristane, which was recovered as a second extract stream. Separation performance was determined as a function of temperature; pressure; oil to carbon dioxide flow rate ratio, packed height and type of packing; and reflux ratio. The pressure, temperature, and feed oil concentration of squalene determined the maximum loading of oil in carbon dioxide. The oil to carbon dioxide ratio determined the squalene concentration in both the product stream and raffinate stream. The ratio of oil flow rate to the flow rate of squalene required to just saturate carbon dioxide was found to be a useful correlating parameter for the oil loadings and product compositions. Of the three packings investigated, wire wool gave the best separation efficiency and Raschig rings the worst efficiency. Mass transfer correlations from the literature were used to estimate the number of transfer units (NTU) from experimental data and literature correlations. NTU`s from the experimental data were comparable to predictions at a pilot scale but were underpredicted at the laboratory scale. The use of reflux at the pilot scale enabled the concentration of squalene in the product stream to be increased from 92% by mass to a maximum of 99% by mass at fractionation conditions of 250 bar and 333 K.

  17. Packed bed column studies on lead(II) removal from industrial wastewater by modified Agaricus bisporus.

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    Long, Yunchuan; Lei, Daiyin; Ni, Jiangxia; Ren, Zhuolin; Chen, Can; Xu, Heng

    2014-01-01

    Agaricus bisporus showed best performance in removing Pb(II) with a biosorption capacity of 86.4 mg g(-1) after modification with NaOH. In this work, the removal of Pb(II) from wastewater has been conducted in column mode. The metal removal was dependent on the flow rate, initial metal concentration, and bed height. The experimental data obtained from the biosorption process was successfully correlated with the Bohart-Adams, Thomas, and Yoon-Nelson models. Five biosorption-desorption cycles yielded 95.34%, 92.27%, 90.13%, 86.75%, and 81.52% regeneration, respectively. Pb(II) could be effectively removed from industrial wastewater; some metal ions and organics were also removed concomitantly, and the obtained effluent had characteristics of better quality. The results confirmed that modified A. bisporus could be applied for the removal of heavy metals from industrial wastewater in a continuous column process. PMID:24321609

  18. Transport of surfactant-facilitated multiwalled carbon nanotube suspensions in columns packed with sized soil particles.

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    Lu, Yinying; Yang, Kun; Lin, Daohui

    2014-09-01

    Transport of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in soil/sediment matrixes can regulate their potential eco-effects and has been however rarely studied. Herein, column experiments were conducted to investigate mobility of CNT suspensions stabilized by dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid sodium salt (SDBS), octyl-phenol-ethoxylate (TX-100) and cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) in four soil samples with certain particle sizes. Humic acid was extracted from a soil sample and was coated on quartz sands to explore the effect of soil organic matter (SOM) on the mobility. Results showed that the positively-charged CPC-CNT was entirely retained in the columns while the negatively-charged SDBS-CNT and TX-100-CNT more or less broke through the columns. Pearson correlation analyses revealed that soil texture rather than SOM controlled the mobility. Electrostatic attraction to and/or precipitation on the grain surfaces together with the straining effect could explain the CNT retention. These novel results will help to understand the eco-effects of CNTs. PMID:24880534

  19. Transport and retention of high concentrated nano-Fe/Cu particles through highly flow-rated packed sand column.

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    Hosseini, Seiyed Mossa; Tosco, Tiziana

    2013-01-01

    The design of an efficient field-scale remediation based on the use of nanoscale zero valent iron (NZVI) requires an accurate assessment of the mobility of such particles in saturated porous media, both during injection in the subsurface (short-term mobility) and later (long-term mobility). In this study, the mobility of highly concentrated dispersions of bimetallic Fe/Cu nanoparticles (d(50) = 70 5 nm) in sand-packed columns (0.5 m length and 0.025 m inner diameter) was studied. In particular, the influence of flow rate (V = 5 10(-4), 1 10(-3), 2 10(-3) m/s) and injected particle concentrations (2, 5, 8, 12 g/l) was addressed. Breakthrough curves and water pressure drop along the column, averaged effective porosity and final distribution of retained particles along the column were measured. Experimental results evidenced a good mobility of the Fe/Cu particles, with significant breakthrough in all explored experimental conditions of flow rate and C(0), without requiring the addition of any stabilizing agent. Clogging phenomenon of the column and also the pore pressure variation during injection period are strongly affected by injected concentration. Clogging due to deposition of particles following a ripening dynamics was observed in particular for C(0) = 8 and 12 g/l. The experimental data were modeled using the E-MNM1D software. The study has implications for field injection of bimetallic nanoparticles, suggesting that particular care is to be devoted when selecting injection concentration, to avoid porous medium clogging and control the radius of influence. PMID:23141767

  20. Organic manure and urea effect on metolachlor transport through packed soil columns.

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    Singh, Neera

    2003-01-01

    Application of organic manure (OM) amendments and nitrogen fertilizers can affect the sorption and movement of pesticides in soil. This study summarizes the sorption and leaching of metolachlor [2-chloro-N-(2-ethyl-6-methylphenyl)-N-(2-methoxy-1-methylphenyl) acetamide] in soils after cow (Bos taurus) manure (2.5 and 5.0%) and urea (60 and 120 kg N ha(-1)) amendments in batch and column experiments. Both cow manure and urea applications increased metolachlor sorption in soils. The values of the Freundlich adsorption parameter K(r)(1/n) for treatments T0, T1 (OM), and T2 (OM) were 2.31, 3.32, and 3.96 in Soil 1; 2.02, 2.77, and 3.32 in Soil 2; and 1.10, 1.46, and 2.02 in Soil 3, respectively. Similarly, K(f)(1/n) values for treatment T1 (urea) and T2 (urea) were 2.37 and 2.84 in Soil 1; 2.16 and 2.83 in Soil 2; and 1.50 and 1.70 in Soil 3, respectively. Column leaching studies using Soil 1 indicated that OM application drastically reduced the metolachlor leaching losses from 50% (natural soil) to < 1.0% (5.0% OM amendment). Likewise, urea application also decreased metolachlor mobility and leaching losses in columns treated with 60 and 120 kg N ha(-1) urea were 33 and 20%, respectively. The reduction in the metolachlor leaching losses was achieved through the increase in the sorption capability of the OM- and urea-amended soil. Therefore, coapplication of metolachlor with cow manure or urea fertilizers will not enhance metolachlor mobility and reduces metolachlor leaching losses in low-organic-matter soil. PMID:14535316

  1. Cotransport of clay colloids and viruses through water-saturated vertically oriented columns packed with glass beads: Gravity effects.

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    Syngouna, Vasiliki I; Chrysikopoulos, Constantinos V

    2016-03-01

    The cotransport of clay colloids and viruses in vertically oriented laboratory columns packed with glass beads was investigated. Bacteriophages MS2 and ΦX174 were used as model viruses, and kaolinite (ΚGa-1b) and montmorillonite (STx-1b) as model clay colloids. A steady flow rate of Q=1.5mL/min was applied in both vertical up (VU) and vertical down (VD) flow directions. In the presence of KGa-1b, estimated mass recovery values for both viruses were higher for VD than VU flow direction, while in the presence of STx-1b the opposite was observed. However, for all cases examined, the produced mass of viruses attached onto suspended clay particles were higher for VD than VU flow direction, suggesting that the flow direction significantly influences virus attachment onto clays, as well as packed column retention of viruses attached onto suspended clays. KGa-1b hindered the transport of ΦX174 under VD flow, while STx-1b facilitated the transport of ΦX174 under both VU and VD flow directions. Moreover, KGa-1b and STx-1b facilitated the transport of MS2 in most of the cases examined except of the case where KGa-1b was present under VD flow. Also, the experimental data were used for the estimation of virus surface-coverages and virus surface concentrations generated by virus diffusion-limited attachment, as well as virus attachment due to sedimentation. Both sedimentation and diffusion limited virus attachment were higher for VD than VU flow, except the case of MS2 and STx-1b cotransport. The diffusion-limited attachment was higher for MS2 than ΦΧ174 for all cases examined. PMID:26747984

  2. Comparison of Packed Beds and Qiagen Columns for Recovering Trace Amounts of B. anthracis DNA from Liquid Suspensions

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    Sorensen, K; Arroyo, E; Erler, A; Christian, A T; Camp, D; Wheeler, E K

    2006-06-23

    The goal of this work was to optimize and evaluate LLNL's in-bed amplification technology to improve the level of detection for suspensions containing trace amounts of anthracis DNA. The binding/cleaning performance of the packed bed is compared to the conventional commercial approach; Qiagen column cleanup and elution, followed by detection through an ex-situ amplification process. Five liquid suspensions were spiked with B.anthracis DNA in concentration series. These suspensions were: (1) water, (2) water with EDTA, (3) dirty water from carpet extraction, (4) dirty carpet extraction with phosphate buffered saline (PBS) plus 0.1% Tween 20 plus 0.1% gelatin, and (5) a subway aerosol collected in water. Each suspension matrix was spiked with DNA and injected (in replicate) into either Qiagen Microcolumns (using the kit processing instructions) or LLNL's packed bed (using the LLNL in-bed purification and amplification protocol). The process output was assayed by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR). Table ES-1 shows the level of DNA (pg per 100 uL of input suspension) that resulted in successful amplification for all reactions (X=Y), and the level for which at least one of the reactions was successful (X>0). For each suspension and DNA concentration, there were Y QPCR assays of which X showed successful amplification. LLNL's packed bed technology outperformed Qiagen Microcolumns for all five suspensions, typically by one order of magnitude in both the limit of assured detection (all reactions positive), and the lower limit of detection (some reactions positive).

  3. Preparation and application of an immunoaffinity column based on an antibody with strong affinity and packing material with good stability.

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    Zhang, Hongyan; Wang, Mengmeng; Wang, Yao; Li, Qingling; Zhou, Jianhua; Huo, Feng; Tang, Bo

    2013-01-01

    This article describes the production of an anti-citrinin antibody that showed a high affinity constant (Ka) of 6.28 × 10⁹ and good tolerance to organic solvent and low pH, the synthesis of a Cu (II)-embedded polymer that showed strong binding with this antibody and the preparation of packing material for an immunoaffinity column (IAC) that show good stability. Most of the IACs reported either use harsh elution conditions and are used only once or use gentle elution conditions and are reused many times. Here, through the combined use of a strong-affinity antibody and packing material with good stability, high recoveries during clean-up and yet simultaneously good stability of the IAC were successfully achieved. Under optimised conditions of 80% methanol (pH 3), the IACs were used to clean-up the extracts of Monascus colour and red yeast rice samples, followed by HPLC detection. The recoveries of citrinin from spiked samples at levels of 50-200 μg kg⁻¹ were in the range of 84-97%. PMID:23710628

  4. Adsorption performance of packed bed column for nitrate removal using PAN-oxime-nano Fe2O3

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    2014-01-01

    A continuous fixed bed study was carried out by using PAN-oxime-nano Fe2O3 as a sorbent for the removal of nitrate from aqueous solution. The effect of factors, such as flow rate (2, 5 and 7mL/min) and bed depth (5, 10 and 15cm) were studied. Data confirmed that the breakthrough curves were dependent on flow rate and bed depth. The adsoption capacities observed in diffent conditions of flow rates (2,5 and 7mL/min) were 11.65, 24.38 and 25.89, respectively. Thomas model was applied to experimental data to predict the breakthrough curves using linear regression and to determine the characteristic parameters of the packed bed column. Bed depth/service time analysis (BDST) model was used to investigate the effect of bed depth on breakthrough curves. The results showed that Thomas model was suitable for the normal description of breakthrough curve at the experimental condition. The data were in good agreement with BDST model with R2?>?0.98. Statistical analyses were performed on fluoride removal obtained from different flow rates using SPSS16 software by applying Kruskal- Wallis test. These findings suggested that PAN-oxime-nano Fe2O3 in the column structure presents a great potential in removal of nitrate from aqueous solutions. PMID:25045525

  5. Adsorption performance of packed bed column for nitrate removal using PAN-oxime-nano Fe2O3.

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    Jahangiri-Rad, Mahsa; Jamshidi, Arsalan; Rafiee, Mohammad; Nabizadeh, Ramin

    2014-01-01

    A continuous fixed bed study was carried out by using PAN-oxime-nano Fe2O3 as a sorbent for the removal of nitrate from aqueous solution. The effect of factors, such as flow rate (2, 5 and 7mL/min) and bed depth (5, 10 and 15cm) were studied. Data confirmed that the breakthrough curves were dependent on flow rate and bed depth. The adsoption capacities observed in diffent conditions of flow rates (2,5 and 7mL/min) were 11.65, 24.38 and 25.89, respectively. Thomas model was applied to experimental data to predict the breakthrough curves using linear regression and to determine the characteristic parameters of the packed bed column. Bed depth/service time analysis (BDST) model was used to investigate the effect of bed depth on breakthrough curves. The results showed that Thomas model was suitable for the normal description of breakthrough curve at the experimental condition. The data were in good agreement with BDST model with R(2)?>?0.98. Statistical analyses were performed on fluoride removal obtained from different flow rates using SPSS16 software by applying Kruskal- Wallis test. These findings suggested that PAN-oxime-nano Fe2O3 in the column structure presents a great potential in removal of nitrate from aqueous solutions. PMID:25045525

  6. Use of a Packed-Column Bioreactor for Isolation of Diverse Protease-Producing Bacteria from Antarctic Soil

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    Wery, Nathalie; Gerike, Ursula; Sharman, Ajay; Chaudhuri, Julian B.; Hough, David W.; Danson, Michael J.

    2003-01-01

    Seventy-five aerobic heterotrophs have been isolated from a packed-column bioreactor inoculated with soil from Antarctica. The column was maintained at 10C and continuously fed with a casein-containing medium to enrich protease producers. Twenty-eight isolates were selected for further characterization on the basis of morphology and production of clearing zones on skim milk plates. Phenotypic tests indicated that the strains were mainly psychrotrophs and presented a high morphological and metabolical diversity. The extracellular protease activities tested were optimal at neutral pH and between 30 and 45C. 16S ribosomal DNA sequence analyses showed that the bioreactor was colonized by a wide variety of taxons, belonging to various bacterial divisions: ?-, ?-, and ?-Proteobacteria; the Flexibacter-Cytophaga-Bacteroides group; and high G+C gram-positive bacteria and low G+C gram-positive bacteria. Some strains represent candidates for new species of the genera Chryseobacterium and Massilia. This diversity demonstrates that the bioreactor is an efficient enrichment tool compared to traditional isolation strategies. PMID:12620829

  7. Development of packed-column suppressor system for capillary ion chromatography and its application to environmental waters.

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    Sedyohutomo, Anang; Lim, Lee Wah; Takeuchi, Toyohide

    2008-09-01

    A novel suppressor unit for capillary ion chromatography was designed to reduce the background conductivity and at the same time to increase the analyte signal. Regeneration of the suppressor was carried out on-line by passing an appropriate acidic solution through the column to displace the accumulated eluent cations. By using two 6-port microswitching valves and two packed capillary column suppressors, the background conductivity of sodium carbonate-bicarbonate mobile phase was maintained at low conductivity for continuous chromatographic runs, and the detection limits at low ppb levels were achieved. The relative standard deviations (RSDs) for the retention time, peak area and peak height of six common inorganic anions (0.05 mM each of F(-), Cl(-), NO(2)(-), Br(-), NO(3)(-) and SO(4)(2-)) were between 0.5-0.9, 1.1-4.6 and 0.7-4.9%, respectively. The present system was successfully applied to the determination of inorganic anions in river water and tap water samples. PMID:18675983

  8. Cotransport of clay colloids and viruses in water saturated columns packed with glass beads

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    Syngouna, V. I.; Chrysikopoulos, C. V.

    2012-04-01

    This study is focused on the cotransport of clay colloids and viruses in saturatedcolumns packed with glass beads. Bacteriophages MS2 and ??174 were used as model viruses, and kaolinite (kGa-1b) and montmorillonite (STx-1b) as model colloids.The effect of three pore water velocities (0.38, 0.74, and 1.21 cm/min) on virus transport and virus-clay cotransport was examined. The results indicated that the mass recovery of viruses and clay colloids decreased as the pore water velocity decreased; whereas, for the cotransport experiments no clear trend was observed. Temporal moments of the breakthrough concentrations suggested that, in the absence of clay colloids, both MS2 and ?X174 traveled faster than the conservative tracer only at the highest pore water velocity tested. For the other two velocities both viruses were slightly retarded. The presence of clays significantly influenced the irreversible virus deposition. Both MS2 and ?X174 were attached in greater amounts onto KGa-1b than STx-1b with MS2 exhibiting greater affinity than ?X174 for both clays. The results suggest that electrostatic interactions play a vital role on virus adsorption onto both glass beads and clay colloids.

  9. Evaluation by respirometry of the degradability of retort water using a shale ash and overburden packed column.

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    Clarke, W P; Ho, N M; Taylor, M; Coombs, S; Bell, P R; Picaro, T

    2005-08-01

    Oil shale processing produces an aqueous wastewater stream known as retort water. The fate of the organic content of retort water from the Stuart oil shale project (Gladstone, Queensland) is examined in a proposed packed bed treatment system consisting of a 1:1 mixture of residual shale from the retorting process and mining overburden. The retort water had a neutral pH and an average unfiltered TOC of 2,900 mg 1(-1). The inorganic composition of the retort water was dominated by NH4+. Only 40% of the total organic carbon (TOC) in the retort water was identifiable, and this was dominated by carboxylic acids. In addition to monitoring influent and effluent TOC concentrations, CO2 evolution was monitored on line by continuous measurements of headspace concentrations and air flow rates. The column was run for 64 days before it blocked and was dismantled for analysis. Over 98% of the TOC was removed from the retort water. Respirometry measurements were confounded by CO2 production from inorganic sources. Based on predictions with the chemical equilibrium package PHREEQE, approximately 15% of the total CO2 production arose from the reaction of NH4+ with carbonates. The balance of the CO2 production accounted for at least 80% of the carbon removed from the retort water. Direct measurements of solid organic carbon showed that approximately 20% of the influent carbon was held-up in the top 20cm of the column. Less than 20% of this held-up carbon was present as either biomass or as adsorbed species. Therefore, the column was ultimately blocked by either extracellular polymeric substances or by a sludge that had precipitated out of the retort water. PMID:16128388

  10. Batch and continuous packed column studies of cadmium biosorption by Hydrilla verticillata biomass.

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    Bunluesin, Sushera; Kruatrachue, Maleeya; Pokethitiyook, Prayad; Upatham, Suchart; Lanza, Guy R

    2007-06-01

    The removal of heavy metal ions by the nonliving biomass of aquatic macrophytes was studied. We investigated Cd biosorption by dry Hydrilla verticillata biomass. Data obtained in batch experiments indicate that H. verticillata is an excellent biosorbent for Cd. Cd was rapidly adsorbed and such adsorption reached equilibrium within 20 min. The initial pH of the solution affected Cd sorption efficiency. Results obtained from the other batch experiments conformed well to those obtained using the Langmuir model. The maximum adsorption capacity q(max) for H. verticillata was 15.0 mg/g for Cd. The breakthrough curve from the continuous flow studies shows that H. verticillata in the fixed-bed column is capable of decreasing Cd concentration from 10 to a value below the detection limit of 0.02 mg/l. The presence of Zn ions affected Cd biosorption. It can be concluded that H. verticillata is a good biosorbent for treating wastewater with a low concentration of Cd contaminants. PMID:17630121

  11. Relative Transport Behavior of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica serovar Pullorum in Packed Bed Column Systems: Influence of Solution Chemistry and Cell Concentration

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    The influence of solution chemistry and cell concentration on bacterial pathogen transport has been examined using Salmonella pullorum and Escherichia coli O157:H7. A packed bed column was employed to determine the transport behavior and deposition kinetics on real aquifer sand particles over a ran...

  12. Calcium nitrate miscible displacement at different concentrations in packed soil columns

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    Previatello da Silva, Livia; Alves de Oliveira, Luciano; Honorio de Miranda, Jarbas

    2015-04-01

    Studies on miscible displacement provide us with rational means to understand the important physical phenomena involved leaching in soils, fertilizers, movement of ions and other similar processes. With current environmental concerns and the need to understand the processes that govern movement of water and solutes in soil, studies are needed to allow increasing the efficiency of input use in agriculture that somehow can mitigate the impact of activities of this sector on groundwater contamination. Contamination of soil and groundwater and surface water in areas with fertilizer application and reuse of effluent is closely linked to materials chemical characteristics, and retention and transmission of water and soil solutes. Solute mobility in soil is inversely related to their adsorption to solid fraction or to environmental conditions that favor ions precipitation. Ion adsorption to soil exchange complex makes ion maintains exchange with the soil solution, providing once their retention by the solid fraction, another its availability in aqueous medium. Nitrate leaching is a physical phenomenon, favored by low energy involved in adsorption to soil particles and also by its high solubility in water. This high solubility and the weak interaction with soil matrix to allow anion follow the wetting front. Therefore, the objective was determine nitrate transport parameters in soil, through Breakthrough Curves (BTC) development under conditions of disturbed soil samples (saturated soil and steady state conditions) in columns (20.0 cm in height and 5 cm in diameter), by calcium nitrate solution application at two concentrations, 50 and 130 g m-3 NO3-, in two tropical soil types, Yellow Oxisol (S1) and Anfisol (S2). Research was carried out in laboratory. Transport parameters for both soils and nitrate concentrations were obtained by numerical fit using STANMOD software, by the inverse modelling. Results showed predominance of convective transport in S1, which had a higher Peclet number (P) at concentration 50 g m-3. There was no difference in the others parameters due to different nitrate concentrations. It was observed a higher nitrate leaching on S1.

  13. Catalytic distillation structure

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    Smith, L.A. Jr.

    1984-04-17

    Catalytic distillation structure is described for use in reaction distillation columns, and provides reaction sites and distillation structure consisting of a catalyst component and a resilient component intimately associated therewith. The resilient component has at least about 70 volume % open space and is present with the catalyst component in an amount such that the catalytic distillation structure consists of at least 10 volume % open space. 10 figs.

  14. Longitudinal dispersion coefficient depending on superficial velocity of hydrogen isotopes flowing in column packed with zeolite pellets at 77.4 K

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    Kotoh, K.; Kubo, K.; Takashima, S.; Moriyama, S.T.; Tanaka, M.; Sugiyama, T.

    2015-03-15

    Authors have been developing a cryogenic pressure swing adsorption system for hydrogen isotope separation. In the problem of its design and operation, it is necessary to predict the concentration profiles developing in packed beds of adsorbent pellets. The profiling is affected by the longitudinal dispersion of gas flowing in packed beds, in addition to the mass transfer resistance in porous media of adsorbent pellets. In this work, an equation is derived for estimating the packed-bed dispersion coefficient of hydrogen isotopes, by analyzing the breakthrough curves of trace D{sub 2} or HD replacing H{sub 2} adsorbed in synthetic zeolite particles packed columns at the liquefied nitrogen temperature 77.4 K. Since specialized for hydrogen isotopes, this equation can be considered to estimate the dispersion coefficients more reliable for the cryogenic hydrogen isotope adsorption process, than the existing equations. (authors)

  15. Biosurfactant-producing and oil-degrading Bacillus subtilis strains enhance oil recovery in laboratory sand-pack columns.

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    Gudia, Eduardo J; Pereira, Jorge F B; Costa, Rita; Coutinho, Joo A P; Teixeira, Jos A; Rodrigues, Lgia R

    2013-10-15

    Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) technology uses microorganisms and their metabolites to retrieve unrecoverable oil from mature reservoirs. In situ stimulation of biosurfactant-producing and oil-degrading microorganisms reduces the capillary forces retaining the oil inside the reservoir and decreases its viscosity, thus promoting oil flow and consequently production. In this work, a sand-pack column model was designed to simulate oil recovery operations and evaluate mobilization of residual oil by the selected microorganisms. Four different hydrocarbon mixtures and three Bacillus subtilis strains isolated from crude oil samples were used. Additional oil recoveries ranged from 6 to 24% depending on the hydrocarbon mixture and microorganism used. Biosurfactant production was observed with all the microorganisms and hydrocarbon mixtures studied. The oils recovered after incubation with B. subtilis isolates showed a reduction in the percentage of long-chain n-alkanes and lower viscosity when compared with the original oils. The results obtained suggest that stimulation of the selected B. subtilis strains in situ can contribute to mobilize entrapped oil in mature reservoirs. PMID:23911831

  16. Transport of biocolloids in water saturated columns packed with sand: Effect of grain size and pore water velocity

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    Syngouna, Vasiliki I.; Chrysikopoulos, Constantinos V.

    2011-11-01

    The main objective of this study was to evaluate the combined effects of grain size and pore water velocity on the transport in water saturated porous media of three waterborne fecal indicator organisms ( Escherichia coli, MS2, and ?X174) in laboratory-scale columns packed with clean quartz sand. Three different grain sizes and three pore water velocities were examined and the attachment behavior of Escherichia coli, MS2, and ?X174 onto quartz sand was evaluated. The mass recoveries of the biocolloids examined were shown to be highest for Escherichia coli and lowest for MS2. However, no obvious relationships between mass recoveries and water velocity or grain size could be established from the experimental results. The observed mean dispersivity values for each sand grain size were smaller for bacteria than coliphages, but higher for MS2 than ?X174. The single collector removal and collision efficiencies were quantified using the classical colloid filtration theory. Furthermore, theoretical collision efficiencies were estimated only for E. coli by the Interaction-Force-Boundary-Layer, and Maxwell approximations. Better agreement between the experimental and Maxwell theoretical collision efficiencies were observed.

  17. Transport of biocolloids in water saturated columns packed with sand: Effect of grain size and pore water velocity

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    Syngouna, Vasiliki I.; Chrysikopoulos, Constantinos V.

    2012-03-01

    The main objective of this study was to evaluate the combined effects of grain size and pore water velocity on the transport in water saturated porous media of three waterborne fecal indicator organisms (Escherichia coli, MS2, and ?X174) in laboratory-scale columns packed with clean quartz sand. Three different grain sizes and three pore water velocities were examined and the attachment behavior of Escherichia coli, MS2, and ?X174 onto quartz sand was evaluated. The mass recoveries of the biocolloids examined were shown to be highest for Escherichia coli and lowest for MS2. However, no obvious relationships between mass recoveries and water velocity or grain size could be established from the experimental results. The observed mean dispersivity values for each sand grain size were smaller for bacteria than coliphages, but higher for MS2 than ?X174. The single collector removal and collision efficiencies were quantified using the classical colloid filtration theory. Furthermore, theoretical collision efficiencies were estimated only for E. coli by the Interaction-Force-Boundary-Layer, and Maxwell approximations. Better agreement between the experimental and Maxwell theoretical collision efficiencies were observed.

  18. Comparative study of HPLC column packings for the separation of aromatic and polar compounds in fossil fuel liquids

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    Matsunaga, A.; Kusayanagi, S.

    1981-03-29

    This paper reports a study on normal phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) separations of aromatic and polar compounds using the following packing materials: Nucleosil NO/sub 2/; Nucleosil NH/sub 2/; Nucleosil CN; Nucleosil SA; Lichrosorb Si-5; Lichrosorb Al-5; and TSK 111. The retention data of model aromatic compounds on each stationary phase are summarized. The largest factor (K') was obtained by using Nucleosil NO/sub 2/ column, with the exception of activated alumina. The retention behavior of selected polar compounds is summarized. Good separation of polar compounds from aromatic hydrocarbons was obtained except for that on TSK 111. As TSK 111 has no polar group on it, interaction with polar group in sample molecule is weak. The rather strong retention of phenols and indoles will be due to their electrophilic nature. Polar compounds were preferentially retained on the stationary phases other than TSK 111. Gradient elution was carried out for rapid elution of strongly retained molecules. From the data obtained, it is considered that polar-polar interactions including hydrogen bonding or acid-base interaction are the predominant separation mechanism, although the effect of alkyl substitution, especially at sterically hindered positions to polar groups, is not negligible. HPLC separations on coal tar and heavy petroleum fractions are described and chromatograms are presented.

  19. Phenol Biodegradation by Free and Immobilized Candida tropicalis RETL-Crl on Coconut Husk and Loofah Packed in Biofilter Column

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    Shazryenna, D.; Ruzanna, R.; Jessica, M. S.; Piakong, M. T.

    2015-04-01

    Phenols and its derivatives are environmental pollutant commonly found in many industrial effluents. It is toxic in nature and causes various health hazards. However, they are poorly removed in conventional biological processes due to their toxicity. Immobilization of microbial cells has received increasing interest in the field of waste treatment and creates opportunities in a wide range of sectors including environmental pollution control. Live cells of phenol-degrading yeast, Candida tropicalis RETL-Crl, were immobilized on coconut husk and loofah by adsorption. The immobolized particle was packed into biofilter column which used for continuous treatment of a phenol with initial phenol concentration of 3mM. Both loofah and coconut husk have similar phenol biodegradation rate of 0.0188 gL-1h-1 within 15 hours to achieve a phenol removal efficiency of 100%. However loofah have lower biomass concentration of 4.22 gL-1 compared to biomass concentration on coconut husk, 4.39 gL-1. Coconut husk contain higher biomass concentration which makes it better support material than loofah. Fibrous matrices such as loofah and coconut husk provide adequate supporting surfaces for cell adsorption, due to their high specific surface area. Therefore, coconut husk and loofah being an agricultural waste product have the potential to be used as low-cost adsorbent and support matrix for microbial culture immobilization for the removal of organic pollutant from wastewater.

  20. Stability of high-performance liquid chromatography columns packed with poly(methyloctylsiloxane) sorbed and radiation-immobilized onto porous silica and zirconized silica.

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    Melo, L F; Collins, C H; Collins, K E; Jardim, I C

    2000-02-11

    Reversed-phase packing materials were prepared from HPLC silica and from zirconized HPLC silica support particles having sorbed poly(methyloctylsiloxane) (PMOS) as the stationary phase. Portions of zirconized material were subjected to 80 kGy of ionizing radiation. Columns prepared from these packing materials were subjected to 5000 column volumes each of neutral and alkaline (pH 10) mobile phases, with periodic tests to evaluate chromatographic performance. It was shown that the PMOS stationary phase sorbed onto zirconized silica requires an immobilization treatment (such as gamma irradiation) for long term stability while prior surface zirconization of the silica support surface greatly improves the chromatographic stability of the stationary phase when using alkaline mobile phases. PMID:10720231

  1. Comparison of performance of high-performance liquid chromatography columns packed with superficially and fully porous 2.5??m particles using kinetic plots.

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    Fanigliulo, Ameriga; Cabooter, Deirdre; Bellazzi, Guido; Tramarin, Davide; Allieri, Brigida; Rottigni, Alessandro; Desmet, Gert

    2010-12-01

    A recently introduced 2.5??m fully porous support (Kromasil Eternity) is compared with three different brands of superficially porous material (Kinetex, Halo and Poroshell 120) by means of the kinetic plot method using pharmaceutical compounds from GlaxoSmithKline as probe molecules. The kinetic plot method immediately shows the range of plate numbers wherein a support performs better than another. Results from experiments carried out at pH 4.5 and 8.0 are presented in order to assess the pH stability of the tested phases. Moreover, since all supports are able to withstand pressures higher than 400?bar, they have been evaluated both on HPLC and UHPLC instrumentation. True average particle sizes were determined by SEM images taken from loose stationary phases. Kinetex outperforms the other columns in HPLC conditions for practically relevant efficiencies, but shows poor packing quality in the 1002.1-mm format. Kromasil is advantageous for simple and fast separations on short columns both in HPLC and in UHPLC conditions. Halo achieves the highest efficiencies of all columns at the lowest pressure cost and shows a noticeable lower axial diffusion. Poroshell 120 has the best packing quality reproducibility across the tested formats. All columns preserve their performance at high pH. PMID:21104797

  2. Comparison between monolithic and particle-packed platinum C18 columns in HPLC determination of acidic and basic test mixtures.

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    Atia, Noha N; York, Peter; Clark, Brian J

    2009-08-01

    Herein we report the results of a comparative study on the performance of Monolithic RP-18e and Platinum C(18) 3 mum columns for isocratic separation of acidic and basic test compounds. The inter- and intraday precision of different practical parameters including number of theoretical plates (N), capacity factor (K'), tailing factor (T(0.05)), and resolution (R(s)) were determined for both columns. Two different production batches were used for each column and batch to batch reproducibility of both columns was evaluated. The column backpressure drop over flow rate range 0.5-2 mL/min at the monolithic columns was two- to three-times lower than that on the platinum column without loss of the column efficiency. The plate heights were used to estimate the columns efficiency using Van Deemter plots. Both types of columns were able to separate the tested compounds well with sufficient resolution and peak symmetry but they differ in the analysis time and column backpressure, significantly. Monolithic column was more convenient as it enables the analytical run under low backpressure at shorter time with sufficient separation efficiency. PMID:19598165

  3. Efficiency for unretained solutes in packed column supercritical fluid chromatography II. Experimental results for elution of methane using large pressure drops.

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    Xu, Wensheng; Peterson, Dawn L; Schroden, Jonathan J; Poe, Donald P

    2005-06-17

    At near-critical temperatures and pressures, experimental results for elution of methane with neat carbon dioxide on a 150 mm x 2.0 mm I.D. column packed with 5 microm porous silica with a bonded octylsilica stationary phase show much greater efficiency losses than predicted by theory if isothermal conditions are assumed. Experiments with insulated, air- and water-thermostatted columns demonstrate that significant axial and radial temperature gradients are produced by Joule-Thomson cooling of the mobile phase, and that radial temperature gradients can be a major cause of band spreading at low temperatures and pressures. The use of thermal insulation on the column can greatly improve efficiency under these conditions. PMID:16007994

  4. A Portable Liquid Chromatograph with a Battery-operated Compact Electroosmotic Pump and a Microfluidic Chip Device with a Reversed Phase Packed Column.

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    Ishida, Akihiko; Fujii, Mitsutaka; Fujimoto, Takehiro; Sasaki, Shunsuke; Yanagisawa, Ichiro; Tani, Hirofumi; Tokeshi, Manabu

    2015-01-01

    A compact and lightweight liquid chromatography system is presented with overall dimensions of 26 cm width 18 cm length 21 cm height and weight of 2 kg. This system comprises a battery-operated compact electroosmotic pump, a manual injector, a microfluidic chip device containing a packed column and an electrochemical detector, and a USB bus-powered potentiostat. The pumping system was designed for microfluidic-based reversed-phase liquid chromatography in which an electroosmotically generated water stream pushes the mobile phase via a diaphragm for the output. The flow rate ranged from 0 to 10 ?L/min and had a high degree of precision. The pumping system operated continuously for over 24 h with dry batteries. The column formed in the microfluidic device was packed with 3-?m ODS particles with a length of 30 mm and a diameter of 0.8 mm. The results presented herein demonstrate the performance of the pumping system and the column using alkylphenols, catecholamine, catechin, and amino acids. PMID:26561261

  5. Determination of cadmium in river water samples by flame AAS after on-line preconcentration in mini-column packed with 2-aminothiazole-modified silica gel.

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    Alcântara, Ilton L; Roldan, Paulo S; Castro, Gustavo R; Moraes, Fabrício V; Silva, Fábio A; Padilha, Cilene C F; Oliveira, Jorge D; Padilha, Pedro M

    2004-07-01

    A rapid and sensitive method was developed to determine trace levels of Cd2+ ions in an aqueous medium by flame atomic absorption spectrometry, using on-line preconcentration in a mini-column packed with 100 mg of 2-aminothiazol modified silica gel (SiAT). The Cd2+ ions were sorbed at pH 5.0. The preconcentrated Cd2+ ions were directly eluted from the column to the spectrometer's nebulizer-burner system using 100 microL of 2 mol L(-1) hydrochloric acid. A retention efficiency of over 95% was achieved. The enrichment factor (calculated as the ratio of slopes of the calibration graphs) obtained with preconcentrations in a mini-column packed with SiAT (A = -1.3 x 10(-3) + 1.8 x 10(-3)[Cd2+]) and without preconcentrations (A = 4 x 10(-5) + 3.5 x 10(-5)[Cd2+]), was 51 and the detection limit calculated was 0.38 microg L(-1). The preconcentration procedure was applied to determine trace levels of Cd in river water samples. The optimum preconcentration conditions are discussed herein. PMID:15293396

  6. Development of standard operation procedures for the manufacture of n-octadecyl bonded silicas as packing material in certified reference columns for reversed-phase liquid chromatography.

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    du Fresne von Hohenesche, C; Ehwald, V; Unger, K K

    2004-02-01

    The development of standard operation procedures for the manufacture of a n-octadecyl bonded spherical silica packing from partially condensed tetraethoxysilane as silica source is described. The synthesis comprises five intermediate products and six synthesis steps which were examined according to their reproducibility and robustness. The results led to the optimisation of the manufacturing process for a n-octadecyl bonded silica. Correlations were drawn between the dynamic viscosity of the poly(ethoxy)siloxane (PES), the synthesis parameters, the resulting pore structural properties and particle size distribution of the silicas. Validated procedures were developed to manufacture spherical porous ultra-pure silicas with a specific surface area of 350 m2 g(-1) +/- 5% R.S.D., a specific pore volume of 1.0 ml (-1) +/- 3.7% R.S.D., an average pore diameter of 12.0 nm +/- 0.5% R.S.D. and an average particle diameter of 5 microm. Results are presented on trial batches and the final master batch which were both used as packing materials in reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RP-LC) columns. The latter columns were certified and accepted as an HPLC column as reference material (BCR-722) by the European Commission, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel, Belgium. PMID:14763802

  7. Cryogenic distillation facility for isotopic purification of protium and deuterium.

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    Alekseev, I; Arkhipov, Ev; Bondarenko, S; Fedorchenko, O; Ganzha, V; Ivshin, K; Kammel, P; Kravtsov, P; Petitjean, C; Trofimov, V; Vasilyev, A; Vasyanina, T; Vorobyov, A; Vznuzdaev, M

    2015-12-01

    Isotopic purification of the protium and deuterium is an important requirement of many physics experiments. A cryogenic facility for high-efficiency separation of hydrogen isotopes with a cryogenic distillation column as the main element is described. The instrument is portable, so that it can be used at the experimental site. It was designed and built at the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, Russia. Fundamental operating parameters have been measured including a liquid holdup in the column packing, the pressure drops across the column and the purity of the product at different operating modes. A mathematical model describes expected profiles of hydrogen isotope concentration along the distillation column. An analysis of ortho-parahydrogen isomeric composition by gas chromatography was used for evaluation of the column performance during the tuning operations. The protium content during deuterium purification (?100 ppb) was measured using gas chromatography with accumulation of the protium in the distillation column. A high precision isotopic measurement at the Institute of Particle Physics, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, provided an upper bound of the deuterium content in protium (?6 ppb), which exceeds all commercially available products. PMID:26724068

  8. Cryogenic distillation facility for isotopic purification of protium and deuterium

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    Alekseev, I.; Arkhipov, Ev.; Bondarenko, S.; Fedorchenko, O.; Ganzha, V.; Ivshin, K.; Kammel, P.; Kravtsov, P.; Petitjean, C.; Trofimov, V.; Vasilyev, A.; Vasyanina, T.; Vorobyov, A.; Vznuzdaev, M.

    2015-12-01

    Isotopic purification of the protium and deuterium is an important requirement of many physics experiments. A cryogenic facility for high-efficiency separation of hydrogen isotopes with a cryogenic distillation column as the main element is described. The instrument is portable, so that it can be used at the experimental site. It was designed and built at the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, Russia. Fundamental operating parameters have been measured including a liquid holdup in the column packing, the pressure drops across the column and the purity of the product at different operating modes. A mathematical model describes expected profiles of hydrogen isotope concentration along the distillation column. An analysis of ortho-parahydrogen isomeric composition by gas chromatography was used for evaluation of the column performance during the tuning operations. The protium content during deuterium purification (≤100 ppb) was measured using gas chromatography with accumulation of the protium in the distillation column. A high precision isotopic measurement at the Institute of Particle Physics, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, provided an upper bound of the deuterium content in protium (≤6 ppb), which exceeds all commercially available products.

  9. Application of the restricted-access precolumn packing material alkyl-diol silica in a column-switching system for the determination of ketoprofen enantiomers in horse plasma.

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    Baeyens, W R; Van der Weken, G; Haustraete, J; Aboul-Enein, H Y; Corveleyn, S; Remon, J P; Garca-Campaa, A M; Deprez, P

    2000-02-25

    The group of LiChrospher ADS (alkyl-diol silica) sorbents that make part of a unique family of restricted-access materials, have been developed as special packings for precolumns used in the LC-integrated sample processing of biofluids. The advantage of these sorbents lies in the direct injection of untreated biological fluids, that is without sample clean-up, the elimination of the protein matrix with a quantitative recovery together with an on-column enrichment. The present method is based on previous work applying UV detection at 260 nm for ketoprofen determinations. Plasma samples introduced to the ADS precolumn using a 0.1 M phosphate buffer, pH 7.0. After washing with the buffer the ADS column was backflushed with the mobile phase 0.01 M phosphate buffer-6% (v/v) 2-propanol-5 mM octanoic acid at a pH of 5.5, thus transporting the analytes to the chiral-HSA (human serum albumin) (100x4.0 mm) column where the separation of the ketoprofen enantiomers was achieved with a resolution factor of 1.4. The developed column-switching method was fully applicable to plasma injections. PMID:10735295

  10. GraSPI (Graphical Structured Packing Interface)

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    2004-06-10

    GraSPI is a collection of macros (computer programs) written to work in concert with Fluent Inc. software GAMBIT and FLUENT for modeling and design of structured packing columns used in the chemical industry (the application focus is in distillation but other applications such as gas absorbers, and other chemical contactors can also be analyzed). GraSPI is an accessory to GAMBIT and FLUENT that drives the process of complex geometry creation, domain setup, and mesh generation.more » In addition, GraSPI manages automatic flow analysis in the aforementioned domain via either serial or parallel computing using FLUENT. A library of typical commercial structured packing elements is included in GraSPI, so is the capability for user-defined creation of new packings.« less

  11. Catalytic distillation extends its reach

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    Rock, K.; McGuirk, T.; Gildert, G.R.

    1997-07-01

    Since the early 1980s, catalytic distillation processes have been selected by more than a hundred operators for various applications. Since such a unit performs both reaction and distillation simultaneously, a combined column can replace a separate, fixed-bed reactor and distillation column, thereby eliminating equipment and reducing capital costs. And, compared to the conventional approach, catalytic distillation may also improve other factors, such as reactant conversion, selectivity, mass transfer, operating pressure, oligomer formation and catalyst fouling. The constant washing of the catalyst by liquid flowing down the column and the distillation of high-boiling foulants results in extended catalyst life. Four selective hydrogenation applications of catalytic distillation are discussed: Butadiene selective hydrogenation combined within an MTBE unit; Pentadiene selective hydrogenation; C{sub 4} acetylene conversion; and Benzene saturation.

  12. Synthesis and Development of Porous Polymeric Column Packing and Microchip Detectors for GC Analysis of Extraterrestrial Atmospheres

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    Shen, Thomas C.

    1999-01-01

    This report summarizes the last nine years research accomplishments under Cooperative Agreement NCC2-650 between NASA, Ames Research Center and SETI Institute. Four Major research tasks are conducted: 1. Gas chromatography column development. 2. Pyrosensor development. 3. Micro-machining gas chromatography instrument development. 4. Amino acid analysis and high molecular weight polyamino acid synthesis under prebiotic conditions. The following describes these results.

  13. Sorption of Pb(II) onto a mixture of algae waste biomass and anion exchanger resin in a packed-bed column.

    PubMed

    Bulgariu, Dumitru; Bulgariu, Laura

    2013-02-01

    Sorption of Pb(II) was studied by using a biosorbent mixture of algae waste biomass and Purolite A-100 resin in a packed-bed column. Mixing these two components was done to prevent the clogging of the column and to ensure adequate flow rates. Increasing of solution flow rate and initial Pb(II) concentration make that the breakthrough and saturation points to be attained earlier. The experimental breakthrough curves were modeled using Bohart-Adams, Thomas and Yoon-Nelson models, and the parameters for all these models were calculated. A regeneration efficiency of 98% was achieved using 0.1 mol L(-1) HCl and not significant changes in lead uptake capacity after three biosorption/desorption cycles were noted. The biosorbent mixture was able to remove Pb(II) from synthetic wastewater at pH 5.0 and flow rate of 3.5 mL min(-1), and the obtained effluent has better quality characteristics. The biosorbent mixture it is suitable for a continuous system for large-scale applications. PMID:23262014

  14. Ammonia removal from wastewaters using natural Australian zeolite. 2. Pilot-scale study using continuous packed column process

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    Cooney, E.L.; Booker, N.A.; Shallcross, D.C.; Stevens, G.W.

    1999-10-01

    A pilot-scale process was designed and operated to investigate the continuous removal of ammonia from sewage using natural zeolite from Australia. The process consisted of a fixed-bed ion-exchange system operated in the downflow mode. Evaluation of the pilot process was initially undertaken for ammonia removal from tap water spiked with ammonium chloride to provide performance data in the absence of competing cations. The performance of the pilot process was then assessed using sewage as feed. Breakthrough curves were constructed for a range of treatment flow rates. Existing models for packed bed performance were shown to be able to predict the breakthrough behavior of the process. The results of a study are presented that show that Australian natural zeolite, clinoptilolite, may be successfully employed in a fixed-bed ion-exchange process to achieve high ammonia removal efficiencies from aqueous solution at rates commensurate with sand filtration. The rate of uptake of ammonium by the zeolite is sufficient to support a continuous high rate process.

  15. Bacterial removal in flow-through columns packed with iron-manganese bimetallic oxide-coated sand.

    PubMed

    Park, Seong-Jik; Lee, Chang-Gu; Kim, Song-Bae; Chang, Yoon-Young; Yang, Jae-Kyu

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to investigate the performance of iron-manganese bimetallic oxide-coated sand (IMCS) in the removal of bacteria (Escherichia coli ATCC 11105) using small-scale (length = 20 cm, inner diameter = 2.5 cm) and 30-day long-term (length = 50 cm, inner diameter = 2.5 cm) column experiments. Results indicated that the bacterial removal capacity of IMCS (q(eq) = 0.66 g/g) was slightly lower than that of iron oxide-coated sand (ICS) (q(eq) = 0.69 g/g) but about two times greater than those of manganese oxide-coated sand (MCS, q(eq) = 0.30 g/g) and dual media containing ICS and MCS (q(eq) = 0.35 g/g). In IMCS, increasing the flow rate from 0.5 to 3.0 mL/min decreased the removal capacity from 1.14 to 0.64 g/g. Nitrate showed an enhancement effect on the removal capacity of IMCS at 1 and 10 mM, while phosphate and bicarbonate had both hindrance (1 mM) and enhancement (10 mM) effects, depending on their concentrations. The long-term column experiment (bacterial injection conc. = 4.2 10(6) CFU/mL) showed that IMCS could remove more than 99.9 % of bacteria within 13 days (effluent conc. = 1.6 10(2) CFU/mL). This study demonstrated that IMCS could be used as an adsorptive filter medium for bacterial removal in water treatment. PMID:22571524

  16. Investigation related to hydrogen isotopes separation by cryogenic distillation

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    Bornea, A.; Zamfirache, M.; Stefanescu, I.; Preda, A.; Balteanu, O.; Stefan, I.

    2008-07-15

    Research conducted in the last fifty years has shown that one of the most efficient techniques of removing tritium from the heavy water used as moderator and coolant in CANDU reactors (as that operated at Cernavoda (Romania)) is hydrogen cryogenic distillation. Designing and implementing the concept of cryogenic distillation columns require experiments to be conducted as well as computer simulations. Particularly, computer simulations are of great importance when designing and evaluating the performances of a column or a series of columns. Experimental data collected from laboratory work will be used as input for computer simulations run at larger scale (for The Pilot Plant for Tritium and Deuterium Separation) in order to increase the confidence in the simulated results. Studies carried out were focused on the following: - Quantitative analyses of important parameters such as the number of theoretical plates, inlet area, reflux flow, flow-rates extraction, working pressure, etc. - Columns connected in series in such a way to fulfil the separation requirements. Experiments were carried out on a laboratory-scale installation to investigate the performance of contact elements with continuous packing. The packing was manufactured in our institute. (authors)

  17. Rapid serum vancomycin assay by high-performance liquid chromatography using a semipermeable surface packing material column.

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    Furuta, I; Kitahashi, T; Kuroda, T; Nishio, H; Oka, C; Morishima, Y

    2000-11-01

    A new isocratic high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) assay has been developed for vancomycin that uses direct injection of microquantities of serum into a separation column filled with octyl-C(8) silica support that has a semipermeable surface. A mixture of disodium hydrogen phosphate buffer (pH 7.0) and acetonitrile is used as the mobile phase, and vancomycin is directly detected at 240 nm. The minimum limit of detection was 0.5 microg/ml at a signal-to-noise ratio of 3:1. Linearity was established from 0 to 100 microg/ml. The coefficient of variation for within-run reproducibility was 1.1-2.7% for a concentration range of 2.9-52.5 microg/ml; for day-to-day reproducibility it was 4.0% and 3.1% for a concentration range of 5.8-26.4 microg/ml, and the recovery rate was 94-105%. There was no interference from 41 antibiotics or other drugs currently in use. The correlation coefficient between the fluorescence polarization immunoassay (x) and this method (y) was 0.995 with a linear equation, y = 1.06x - 0.924. This method is simple, rapid, and provides an economical quantification of serum vancomycin. PMID:11020460

  18. Successive pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of sugarcane bagasse in a packed bed flow-through column reactor aiming to support biorefineries.

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    Terán-Hilares, R; Reséndiz, A L; Martínez, R T; Silva, S S; Santos, J C

    2016-03-01

    A packed bed flow-through column reactor (PBFTCR) was used for pretreatment and subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis of sugarcane bagasse (SCB). Alkaline pretreatment was performed at 70°C for 4h with fresh 0.3M NaOH solution or with liquor recycled from a previous pretreatment batch. Scheffersomyces stipitis NRRL-Y7124 was used for fermentation of sugars released after enzymatic hydrolysis (20FPUg(-1) of dry SCB). The highest results for lignin removal were 61% and 52%, respectively, observed when using fresh NaOH or the first reuse of the liquor. About 50% of cellulosic and 57% of hemicellulosic fractions of pretreated SCBs were enzymatically hydrolyzed and the maximum ethanol production was 23.4gL(-1) (ethanol yield of 0.4gpgs(-1)), with near complete consumption of both pentoses and hexoses present in the hydrolysate during the fermentation. PBFTCR as a new alternative for SCB-biorefineries is presented, mainly considering its simple configuration and efficiency for operating with a high solid:liquid ratio. PMID:26720138

  19. A Comprehensive Real-World Distillation Experiment

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    Kazameas, Christos G.; Keller, Kaitlin N.; Luyben, William L.

    2015-01-01

    Most undergraduate mass transfer and separation courses cover the design of distillation columns, and many undergraduate laboratories have distillation experiments. In many cases, the treatment is restricted to simple column configurations and simplifying assumptions are made so as to convey only the basic concepts. In industry, the analysis of a…

  20. A Comprehensive Real-World Distillation Experiment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kazameas, Christos G.; Keller, Kaitlin N.; Luyben, William L.

    2015-01-01

    Most undergraduate mass transfer and separation courses cover the design of distillation columns, and many undergraduate laboratories have distillation experiments. In many cases, the treatment is restricted to simple column configurations and simplifying assumptions are made so as to convey only the basic concepts. In industry, the analysis of a

  1. Design of processes with reactive distillation line diagrams

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    Bessling, B.; Schembecker, G.; Simmrock, K.H.

    1997-08-01

    On the basis of the transformation of concentration coordinates, the concept of reactive distillation lines is developed. It is applied to study the feasibility of a reactive distillation with an equilibrium reaction on all trays of a distillation column. The singular points in the distillation line diagrams are characterized in terms of nodes and saddles. Depending on the characterization of the reactive distillation line diagrams, it can be decided whether a column with two feed stages is required. On the basis of the reaction space concept, a procedure for identification of reactive distillation processes is developed, in which the reactive distillation column has to be divided into reactive and nonreactive sections. This can be necessary to overcome the limitations in separation which result from the chemical equilibrium. The concentration profile of this combined reactive/nonreactive distillation column is estimated using combined reactive/nonreactive distillation lines.

  2. Repeatability of the efficiency of columns packed with sub-3?m core-shell particles: Part II. 2.7 ?m Halo-ES-Peptide-C18 particles in 4.6mm and 2.1mm100mm column formats.

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    Gritti, Fabrice; Guiochon, Georges

    2012-08-24

    The column-to-column repeatability of the mass transfer kinetics in columns packed with sub-3?m shell particles was investigated. The parameters of this kinetics were measured for twelve columns (six 2.1mm100mm and six 4.6mm100mm) packed with the same batch of 2.7?m Halo-ES-Peptide-C(18) particles (Advanced Material Technologies, Wilmington, DE, USA). For both series, the manufacturer provided columns at different positions in the efficiency distribution given by the quality test control. Three compounds were used, uracil, naphthalene and insulin. The reduced longitudinal diffusion term was measured with the peak parking (PP) method; the reduced solid-liquid mass transfer resistance term was given by a combination of the PP results and the most accurate model of effective diffusion in ternary composite materials (non-porous cores, concentric porous shell, and eluent matrix), validated previously. The overall eddy diffusion term was obtained by subtraction of these two HETP terms from the overall reduced HETP measured by numerical integration of the entire peak profiles. The results demonstrate that the dispersion of the column efficiencies is mostly due to the random nature of the packing process and the associated eddy diffusion term. At the highest reduced velocity achieved, the relative standard deviations (RSDs) of the eddy diffusion term for the 2.1mm I.D. columns were ca. 5 and 10% (with average values A(?)=2.3 and 8.5) for naphthalene and uracil, respectively. For the 4.6mm I.D. columns, these RSDs were 3 and 5%, respectively, with average values A(?)=1.5 and 2.7. PMID:22687713

  3. Azeotropic distillation

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    Widagdo, S.; Seider, W.D.

    1996-01-01

    Recent and ongoing research in the distillation of nonideal mixtures is reviewed focusing on advances in the methodologies for the synthesis, design, analysis and control of separation sequences involving homogeneous and heterogeneous azeotropic towers. Maps of residue curves and distillation lines are examined, as well as geometric methods for the synthesis and design of separation sequences, trends in the steady-state and dynamic analysis of homogeneous and heterogeneous towers, the nonlinear behavior of these towers, and strategies for their control. Emphasis is placed on the methods of computing all of the azeotropes associated with a multicomponent mixture, on the features that distinguish azeotropic distillations from their zeotropic counterparts, on the potential for steady-state multiplicity, and on the existence of maximum and minimum reflux bounds. Important considerations in the selection of entrainers are examined. For the synthesis of separation trains, when determining the feasible production compositions, the graphical methods are clarified, especially the conditions under which distillation boundaries can be crossed and bounding strategies under finite reflux. The application of geometric theory to locate the fixed points, at minimum reflux, is reviewed in connection with homotopy-continuation algorithms for this purpose. The use of homotopy-continuation algorithms, especially for the steady-state simulation of heterogeneous azeotropic distillations, is justified. Methods for phase stability analysis are reviewed in connection with the location of real bifurcation points at phase transitions, an important feature of algorithms for the dynamic simulation of heterogeneous azeotropic distillations.

  4. The adsorption of CO(2)/H(2)O/N(2) on 5A zeolite and silica gel in a packed column in one and two-dimensional flows

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    Mohamadinejad, Habib

    The purpose of this work is to develop a computer model that simulates the dynamic behavior of a Four-Bed Molecular Sieves (4-BMS) system. The system will be installed on the International Space Station for removal of CO 2/H2O/N2 on four beds that consist of 5A zeolite, 13X zeolite, and Silica gel. Due to the complexity of the actual 4-BMS, separately packed columns of 5A and Silica gel were built and tested using the model results to obtain the mass and heat transfer coefficients necessary for the development of the 4-BMS. This work begins by introducing the adsorption/desorption process in a packed column. The formulation of the simplest model of adsorption in a packed bed is developed assuming that Darcy's law. In this model, the mass and heat transport gradients are assumed to vary only in the axial direction, i.e., one-dimensional flow. The results of temperature and mass transfer breakthrough of one-dimensional flow are compared with the test results for adsorption of CO2/N2 and CO2/H2O/N2 on 5A zeolite. In the packed column near the wall boundary, the velocity decreases due to the viscous forces and the porosity increases exponentially. This near-wall region of higher porosity results in the channeling of fluid close to the wall surface. This channeling causes an early solute breakthrough relative to the center of the column. In order to accommodate the effect of porosity variation on the breakthrough, a two-dimensional model of the packed column is developed. The results of two-dimensional flow are compared with the test results for adsorption of CO2/N2 and CO2/H 2O/N2 on 5A zeolite. This work also investigates the dynamics of H2O adsorption on Silica gel material. A one-dimensional flow of a packed column bed is developed with the assumption that Darcy's law governs the momentum transport. The results of both models are compared with the test results for adsorption of H 2O/N2 on Silica gel. Finally, a computer model based on the obtained parameters of independent bench testing is developed to simulate the actual 4-BMS. The cyclical results of each bed of 4-BMS are presented to show the required time to reach the steady state operation. The experimental results from the laboratory scale-fixed bed adsorber are quantitatively consistent with the one-dimensional model at the center of the bed. The average concentration from the bed obtained from test results deviates from the column center concentration appreciably. This indicates the strong effects of porosity variation along the radial direction of the bed on the temperature, concentration, and velocity profile. The two-dimensional model not only accurately predicts the concentration and temperature profile at the column center, but it also predicts the average concentration reasonably well.

  5. Effect of parallel segmented flow chromatography on the height equivalent to a theoretical plate II - performances of 4.6mm30mm columns packed with 2.6?m Accucore-C18 superficially porous particles.

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    Gritti, Fabrice; Guiochon, Georges

    2013-11-01

    The reduced trans-column (or long-range eddy dispersion) height equivalent to a theoretical plate (HETP) of short and wide 4.6mm30mm columns packed with 2.6?m Accucore-C18 superficially porous particles was measured under conventional (no split flow) and parallel segmented (outlet and inlet) flow chromatography. The overall reduced HETP was derived from the true moments of the recorded concentration profiles. The longitudinal diffusion HETP term was measured at a very small flow rate (0.05mL/min). The solid-liquid mass transfer resistance was derived from the shell diffusivity, using the composite Garnett-Torquato model of effective diffusion in a heterogeneous system made of a dense packing of core-shell particles immersed in a continuous matrix (the eluent). The trans-channel and short-range interchannel eddy dispersion HETP terms were assumed to be equal to the calculated h data after solving the Navier-Stokes equation and simulating the advection-diffusion transport process. Experimental results confirmed that the optimum efficiency of these short columns was increased by a factor of about two. The ratio of the detection sensitivities on the PSFC stream and on a regular stream increased from 1 to 1.45 when the retention factor decreases from about 10 to 0.5. These phenomena are due to a strong reduction of the trans-column eddy dispersion HETP term. The system loses about 60% of the sample mass when only outlet skimming is carried out when the flow rate ratio of 55% is applied, as was done in this work. It loses about 50% of the sample when inlet/outlet segmentation is applied. In gradient elution, the peak capacity is increased by only 15%, due to post-column band spreading, which should imperatively be minimized when the outlet flow is split. PMID:24050598

  6. Synthesis of azeotropic batch distillation separation systems

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    Safrit, B.T.; Westerberg, A.W.

    1997-05-01

    The sequencing of batch distillation systems, in particular batch distillation columns, can be complicated by the existence of azeotropes in the mixture. These azeotropes can form batch distillation regions where, depending on the initial feed to the batch column, the types of feasible products and separations are limited. It is very important that these distillation regions are known while attempting to synthesize sequences of batch columns so infeasible designs can be eliminated early on in the design phase. The distillation regions also give information regarding the feasible products that can be obtained when the mixture is separated by using a variety of batch column configurations. The authors will show how a tool for finding the batch distillation regions of a particular mixture can be used in the synthesis of batch distillation column sequences. These sequences are determined by the initial feed composition to the separation network. The network of all possible sequences will be generated by using state-task networks when batch rectifying, stripping, middle vessel, and extractive middle vessel columns are allowed. The authors do not determine which sequence is the best, as the best sequence will depend on the particular application to which one is applying the algorithms. They show an example problem for illustration of this technique.

  7. Treatment of chlorinated solvents by nitrogen-fixing and nitrate-supplied methane oxidizers in columns packed with unsaturated porous media

    SciTech Connect

    Chu, K.H.; Alvarez-Cohen, L.

    2000-05-01

    This study compares the feasibility of employing nitrogen-fixing and nitrate-supplied methane-oxidizing cultures grown in unsaturated porous media to degrade cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (cDCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) in gas streams. Both nitrate-supplied and nitrogen-fixing columns degraded TCE completely at a gaseous concentration of 0.7 mg/L for 8--10 days. However, when columns were supplied with 4% CH{sub 4} and 10% O{sub 2}, nitrate-supplied columns were not able to recover after degrading TCE at a gaseous concentration of 0.13 mg/L for 7 days. In contrast, nitrogen-fixing columns recovered after degrading 0.13--0.4 mg/L TCE for 3--10 days and were capable of repeatedly degrading TCE at gaseous concentrations of 0.03--0.14 mg/L TCE for 3--10 days and were capable of repeatedly degrading TCE at gaseous concentrations of 0.03--0.14 mg/L during long-term intermittent operation that was punctuated by appropriate microbial recovery periods. Both nitrate-supplied and nitrogen-fixing columns were capable of degrading cDCE at concentrations of 0.7--1.0 mg/L for 5--10 days, but only the nitrogen-fixing columns recovered from cDCE exposure. The operating period for columns treating a mixture of TCE and cDCE was significantly shorter than that for treatment of TCE or cDCE alone. Several operating curves were developed to facilitate comparisons between operating conditions and to aid in predicting chlorinated solvent removals in such systems. Nitrogen-fixing columns consistently outperformed nitrate-supplied columns, and columns inoculated with a mixed culture outperformed those inoculated with Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b for TCE removal but not for cDCE removal.

  8. 19 CFR 11.6 - Distilled spirits, wines, and malt liquors in bulk.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Distilled spirits, wines, and malt liquors in bulk...; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PACKING AND STAMPING; MARKING Packing and Stamping 11.6 Distilled spirits, wines... conveying imported distilled spirits, wines, and malt liquors, in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 467. (b)...

  9. 19 CFR 11.6 - Distilled spirits, wines, and malt liquors in bulk.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Distilled spirits, wines, and malt liquors in bulk...; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PACKING AND STAMPING; MARKING Packing and Stamping 11.6 Distilled spirits, wines... conveying imported distilled spirits, wines, and malt liquors, in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 467. (b)...

  10. 19 CFR 11.6 - Distilled spirits, wines, and malt liquors in bulk.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Distilled spirits, wines, and malt liquors in bulk...; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PACKING AND STAMPING; MARKING Packing and Stamping 11.6 Distilled spirits, wines... conveying imported distilled spirits, wines, and malt liquors, in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 467. (b)...

  11. A novel chip device based on wired capillary packed with high performance polymer-based monolith for HPLC: reproducibility in preparation processes to obtain long columns.

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    Hosoya, Ken; Sakamoto, Mari; Akai, Kunihiko; Mori, Tomoko; Kubo, Takuya; Kaya, Kunimitsu; Okada, Kazuma; Tsujioka, Norio; Tanaka, Nobuo

    2008-01-01

    This report describes the development of novel wired chip devices for mu-HPLC analyses. The monolithic capillary column to be wired was prepared using a tri-functional epoxy monomer, tris(2,3-epoxypropyl)isocyanurate with a diamine, 4-[(4-aminocyclohexyl)methyl]cyclohexylamine. The prepared column was evaluated by SEM observation of the sectional structure of column and micro-HPLC. In addition, the reproducibility in the preparation of long capillary columns having nearly 1 m length was extensively examined for applications of novel wired chip devices. The authors demonstrated that the monolithic structure of the prepared long capillary could be finely controlled under the strictly maintained operational conditions and thus the relative standard deviation (RSD) of the column properties such as the number of theoretical plates, retention factor, and permeability could be well controlled to become less than 10%. Furthermore, the wired chip device column showed that its high performance was kept even after chip preparation. PMID:18187864

  12. Method for packing chromatographic beds

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    Freeman, David H.; Angeles, Rosalie M.; Keller, Suzanne

    1991-01-01

    Column chromatography beds are packed through the application of static force. A slurry of the chromatography bed material and a non-viscous liquid is filled into the column plugged at one end, and allowed to settle. The column is transferred to a centrifuge, and centrifuged for a brief period of time to achieve a predetermined packing level, at a range generally of 100-5,000 gravities. Thereafter, the plug is removed, other fixtures may be secured, and the liquid is allowed to flow out through the bed. This results in an evenly packed bed, with no channeling or preferential flow characteristics.

  13. Effect of an open tube in series with a packed capillary column on liquid chromatographic performance. The influence of particle diameter, temperature, and system pressure.

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    Xu, Hongjuan; Weber, Stephen G

    2009-02-27

    A postcolumn reactor or a simple open tube connecting a capillary column to, for example, a mass spectrometer affects the performance of a capillary liquid chromatography system in two ways: stealing pressure from the column and adding band-spreading. This effect is especially intolerable in fast separations. Our calculations show that in the presence of a 25 microm radius postcolumn reactor, column (50 microm radius) efficiency (number of theoretical plates) is severely reduced by more than 75% with a t(0) of 10s and a particle diameter from 1 to 5 microm for unretained solutes at room temperature. Therefore, it is necessary to minimize the reactor's effect and to improve the column efficiency by optimizing postcolumn conditions. We derived an equation that defines the observed number of theoretical plates (N(obs)) taking into account the two effects stated above, which is a function of the maximum pressure P(m), the particle diameter d(p), the reactor radius a(r), the column radius a(c), the desired dead time t(0), the column temperature T and zone capacity factor k''. Poppe plots were obtained by calculations using this equation. The results show that for a t(0) shorter than 18s, a P(m) of 4000 psi, and a d(p) of 1.7 microm, a 5 microm radius reactor has to be used. Such a small reactor is difficult to fabricate. Fortunately, high temperature helps to minimize the reactor effect so that reactors with manageable radius (larger than 12.5 microm) can be used in many practical conditions. Furthermore, solute retention diminishes the influence of a postcolumn reactor. Thus, a 12.5 microm reactor supersedes a 5 microm reactor for retained solutes even at a t(0) of 5s (k''>3.8, or k'>2.0). PMID:19150071

  14. Distributive Distillation Enabled by Microchannel Process Technology

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    Arora, Ravi

    2013-01-22

    The application of microchannel technology for distributive distillation was studied to achieve the Grand Challenge goals of 25% energy savings and 10% return on investment. In Task 1, a detailed study was conducted and two distillation systems were identified that would meet the Grand Challenge goals if the microchannel distillation technology was used. Material and heat balance calculations were performed to develop process flow sheet designs for the two distillation systems in Task 2. The process designs were focused on two methods of integrating the microchannel technology – 1) Integrating microchannel distillation to an existing conventional column, 2) Microchannel distillation for new plants. A design concept for a modular microchannel distillation unit was developed in Task 3. In Task 4, Ultrasonic Additive Machining (UAM) was evaluated as a manufacturing method for microchannel distillation units. However, it was found that a significant development work would be required to develop process parameters to use UAM for commercial distillation manufacturing. Two alternate manufacturing methods were explored. Both manufacturing approaches were experimentally tested to confirm their validity. The conceptual design of the microchannel distillation unit (Task 3) was combined with the manufacturing methods developed in Task 4 and flowsheet designs in Task 2 to estimate the cost of the microchannel distillation unit and this was compared to a conventional distillation column. The best results were for a methanol-water separation unit for the use in a biodiesel facility. For this application microchannel distillation was found to be more cost effective than conventional system and capable of meeting the DOE Grand Challenge performance requirements.

  15. A comparison of the properties of polyurethane immobilised Sphagnum moss, seaweed, sunflower waste and maize for the biosorption of Cu, Pb, Zn and Ni in continuous flow packed columns.

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    Zhang, Yue; Banks, Charles

    2006-02-01

    The biosorption of Cu, Pb, Zn and Ni from a mixed solution of the metals was investigated in continuous flow packed columns containing polyurethane immobilised biomass. The characteristics and biosorption properties of Sphagnum moss, the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum, waste biomass from the preparation of sunflower oil, and whole plant maize were compared. All the biomass types showed a preference for the sequestration of Pb followed by Cu, with Ni and Zn having roughly equal affinity. With continuous metal loading to the column there was an initial binding of all metals and then a displacement of the lower affinity metals by those with a high affinity. This led to a chromatographic effect in the column with breakthrough concentrations for low-affinity metals higher than the concentration in the feed. A similar phenomenon was found on desorption using acidic solutions where low-affinity metals were desorbed preferentially. The results also indicated that despite competitive displacement of one metal species by another the biomass appeared to succeed in retaining some low-affinity metal species indicating that there may be selective sites present with different affinity characteristics. When using a multi-metal solution with Cu, Pb, Zn and Ni at equal 10 mgl(-1) concentrations as column influent, the total quantities of metal sequestered were: seaweed, 117.3 mg g(-1); sunflower waste, 33.2 mg g(-1); Sphagnum moss, 32.5 mg g(-1); and maize, 2.3 mg g(-1). The use of an acid base potentiometric titration showed a relationship between the number of acid functional groups and biosorption capacity, although this was not proportional for the biomass types studied. It can, however, be used in conjunction with a simple classification of metals into high and low-affinity bands to make a preliminary assessment of a biosorption system. PMID:16448685

  16. Photocatalytic degradation of recalcitrant organic pollutants in water using a novel cylindrical multi-column photoreactor packed with TiO2-coated silica gel beads.

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    Li, Dawei; Zhu, Qi; Han, Chengjie; Yang, Yingnan; Jiang, Weizhong; Zhang, Zhenya

    2015-03-21

    A novel cylindrical multi-column photocatalytic reactor (CMCPR) has been developed and successfully applied for the degradation of methyl orange (MO), amoxicillin (AMX) and 3-chlorophenol (3-CP) in water. Due to its higher adsorption capacity and simpler molecular structure, 3-CP compared with MO and AMX obtained the highest photodegradation (100%) and mineralization (78.1%) after 300-min photocatalytic reaction. Electrical energy consumption for photocatalytic degradation of MO, AMX and 3-CP using CMCPR was 5.7910(4), 7.3110(4) and 2.5210(4) kW h m(-3) order(-1), respectively, which were less than one-thousand of those by reported photoreactors. The higher flow rate (15 mL min(-1)), lower initial concentration (5 mg L(-1)) and acidic condition (pH 3) were more favorable for the photocatalytic degradation of MO using CMCPR. Five repetitive operations of CMCPR achieved more than 97.0% photodegradation of MO in each cycle and gave a relative standard deviation of 0.72%. In comparison with reported slurry and thin-film photoreactors, CMCPR exhibited higher photocatalytic efficiency, lower energy consumption and better repetitive operation performance for the degradation of MO, AMX and 3-CP in water. The results demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing CMCPR for the degradation of recalcitrant organic pollutants in water. PMID:25528240

  17. Studies of the separation performance of silanized silica gel for simulated distillation.

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    Boczkaj, Grzegorz; Momotko, Malwina; Przyjazny, Andrzej; Kami?ski, Marian

    2016-02-01

    We present the results of investigations of the chromatographic (sorptive) properties of silanized silica gel as a stationary phase for gas chromatography used for simulated distillation. Commercially available silanized sorbent (particle diameter range 63-200 ?m, average pore size 60 ) was sieved to obtain the 80-100 mesh fraction (180-150 ?m). The obtained results revealed that silanized silica gel allows the complete separation of a mixture of n- and iso-alkanes in the C1 -C7 range. Such a separation is achieved with a temperature program starting with an initial temperature of 50?C, which is advantageous because the gas chromatograph oven does not have to be cooled below room temperature. The use of temperature programming with a final temperature of 300?C ensures separation and elution of all mixture components from C1 to n-C28 in one run. This study confirms the applicability of silanized silica gel as a stationary phase for the investigation of distillation temperature distribution of gasoline and diesel fuel based on the simulated distillation procedure according to ASTM D2887. The deviations of individual points of distillation curve obtained using ASTM D2887 and columns packed with silanized silica gel were within the reproducibility range of the standard procedure. PMID:26634792

  18. Distillation tray structural parameter study: Phase 1

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    Winter, J. Ronald

    1991-01-01

    The purpose here is to identify the structural parameters (plate thickness, liquid level, beam size, number of beams, tray diameter, etc.) that affect the structural integrity of distillation trays in distillation columns. Once the sensitivity of the trays' dynamic response to these parameters has been established, the designer will be able to use this information to prepare more accurate specifications for the construction of new trays. Information is given on both static and dynamic analysis, modal response, and tray failure details.

  19. Packing frontiers expanded through process technology

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    Hodel, A.E.

    1984-02-01

    Manufacturers can expect to continue to apply the advantages of packing in the mass and heat transfer applications. The availability of materials, technology and improved packing with high efficiencies and low pressure drop is expected to stimulate additional advances in packing applications in the chemical processing industries. In hydrocarbon process applications where the column design objective is to reduce costs and achieve higher levels of yield from fixed amounts of stock, packing technology is replacing trays to reduce energy consumption, and increase yields.

  20. Pack Saddle

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    This is a pack saddle used by Arnold Hague in the late 1800s. The wooden saddle has leather straps and a cinch used for the animal's comfort when carrying especially large loads. Pack saddles could be used to carry panniers or other large objects. Object ID: USGS-000014...

  1. Evaluation and routine application of the novel restricted-access precolumn packing material Alkyl-Diol Silica: coupled-column high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of the photoreactive drug 8-methoxypsoralen in plasma.

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    Vielhauer, S; Rudolphi, A; Boos, K S; Seidel, D

    1995-04-21

    A fully automated coupled-column HPLC method for on-line sample processing and determination of the photoreactive drug 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) in plasma has been developed. The method is based on the novel internal-surface reversed-phase precolumn packing materials Alkyl-Diol Silica (ADS). This new family of restricted-access materials has a hydrophilic, electroneutral outer particle surface and a hydrophobic internal pore surface. The supports tolerate the direct and repetitive injection of proteinaceous fluids such as plasma and allow a classical C18-, C8- or C4-reversed-phase partitioning at the internal (pore) surface. The total protein load, i.e. the lifetime of the precolumn used in this study (C8-Alkyl-Diol Silica, 25 microns, 25 x 4 mm I.D.), exceeds more than 100 ml of plasma. 8-MOP was detected by its native fluorescence (excitation 312 nm, emission 540 nm). Validation of the method revealed a quantitative and matrix-independent recovery (99.5-101.3% measured at five concentrations between 21.3 and 625.2 ng of 8-MOP per milliliter of plasma), linearity over a wide range of 8-MOP concentrations (1.2-3070 ng of 8-MOP/ml, r = 0.999), low limits of detection (0.39 ng of 8-MOP/ml) and quantitation (0.79 ng of 8-MOP/ml) and a high between-run (C.V. 1.47%, n = 10) and within-run (C.V. 1.33%, n = 10) reproducibility. This paper introduces coupled-column HPLC as a suitable method for on-site analysis of drug plasma profiles (bedside-monitoring). PMID:7633608

  2. Integrated process of distillation with side reactors for synthesis of organic acid esters

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    Panchal, Chandrakant B; Prindle, John C; Kolah, Aspri; Miller, Dennis J; Lira, Carl T

    2015-11-04

    An integrated process and system for synthesis of organic-acid esters is provided. The method of synthesizing combines reaction and distillation where an organic acid and alcohol composition are passed through a distillation chamber having a plurality of zones. Side reactors are used for drawing off portions of the composition and then recycling them to the distillation column for further purification. Water is removed from a pre-reactor prior to insertion into the distillation column. An integrated heat integration system is contained within the distillation column for further purification and optimizing efficiency in the obtaining of the final product.

  3. Distillation sequence for the purification and recovery of hydrocarbons

    DOEpatents

    Reyneke, Rian (Katy, TX); Foral, Michael (Aurora, IL); Papadopoulos, Christos G. (Naperville, IL); Logsdon, Jeffrey S. (Naperville, IL); Eng, Wayne W. Y. (League City, TX); Lee, Guang-Chung (Houston, TX); Sinclair, Ian (Warrington, GB)

    2007-12-25

    This invention is an improved distillation sequence for the separation and purification of ethylene from a cracked gas. A hydrocarbon feed enters a C2 distributor column. The top of the C2 distributor column is thermally coupled to an ethylene distributor column, and the bottoms liquid of a C2 distributor column feeds a deethanizer column. The C2 distributor column utilizes a conventional reboiler. The top of the ethylene distributor is thermally coupled with a demethanizer column, and the bottoms liquid of the ethylene distributor feeds a C2 splitter column. The ethylene distributor column utilizes a conventional reboiler. The deethanizer and C2 splitter columns are also thermally coupled and operated at a substantially lower pressure than the C2 distributor column, the ethylene distributor column, and the demethanizer column. Alternatively, a hydrocarbon feed enters a deethanizer column. The top of the deethanizer is thermally coupled to an ethylene distributor column, and the ethylene distributor column utilizes a conventional reboiler. The top of the ethylene distributor column is thermally coupled with a demethanizer column, and the bottoms liquid of the ethylene distributor column feeds a C2 splitter column. The C2 splitter column operates at a pressure substantially lower than the ethylene distributor column, the demethanizer column, and the deethanizer column.

  4. Selective extraction and analysis of catecholamines in rat blood microdialysate by polymeric ionic liquid-diphenylboric acid-packed capillary column and fast separation in high-performance liquid chromatography-electrochemical detector.

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    Zhou, Xinguang; Zhu, Anwei; Shi, Guoyue

    2015-08-28

    Concentration of blood catecholamines (CAs) is linked to a host of cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension and stenocardia. The matrix interferences and low concentration require tedious sample pretreatment methods before quantitative analysis by the gold standard method of high-performance liquid chromatography-electrochemical detector (HPLC-ECD). Solid phase extraction (SPE) has been widely used as the pretreatment technique. Here, a facile polymeric ionic liquid (PIL)-diphenylboric acid (DPBA)-packed capillary column was prepared to selectively extract dopamine (DA), noradrenaline (NE) and epinephrine (E) prior to their quantitative analysis by a fast separation in HPLC-ECD method, while microdialysis sampling method was applied to get the analysis sample. Parameters that influenced desorption efficiency, such as pH, salt concentration, acetonitrile content and wash time, were examined and optimized. The proposed method, combining microdialysis sampling technique, SPE and HPLC-ECD system, was successfully applied to detect CAs in rat blood microdialysate with high sensitivity and selectivity in small sample volumes (5-40?l) and a short analysis time (8min), yielding good reproducibility (RSD 6.5-7.7%) and spiked recovery (91-104.4%). PMID:26206631

  5. Analytical approach to determining human biogenic amines and their metabolites using eVol microextraction in packed syringe coupled to liquid chromatography mass spectrometry method with hydrophilic interaction chromatography column.

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    Konieczna, Lucyna; Roszkowska, Anna; Synakiewicz, Anna; Stachowicz-Stencel, Teresa; Adamkiewicz-Drożyńska, Elżbieta; Bączek, Tomasz

    2016-04-01

    Analysis of biogenic amines (BAs) in different human samples provides insight into the mechanisms of various biological processes, including pathological conditions, and thus may be very important in diagnosing and monitoring several neurological disorders and cancerous tumors. In this work, we developed a simple and fast procedure using a digitally controlled microextraction in packed syringe (MEPS) coupled to liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method for simultaneous determination of biogenic amines, their precursors and metabolites in human plasma and urine samples. The separation of 12 low molecular weight and hydrophilic molecules with a wide range of polarities was achieved with hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC) column without derivatization step in 12min. MEPS was implemented using the APS sorbent in semi-automated analytical syringe (eVol(®)) and small volume of urine and plasma samples, 50µL and 100μL, respectively. We evaluated important parameters influencing MEPS efficiency, including stationary phase selection, sample pH and volume, number of extraction cycles, and washing and elution volumes. In optimized MEPS conditions, the analytes were eluted by 3×50μL of methanol with 0.1% formic acid. The chromatographic separation of analytes was performed on XBridge Amide™ BEH analytical column (3.0mm×100mm, 3.5µm) using gradient elution with mobile phase consisting of phase A: 10mM ammonium formate buffer in water pH 3.0 and phase B: 10mM ammonium formate buffer in acetonitrile pH 3.0. The LC-HILIC-MS method was validated and, in optimum conditions, presented good linearity in concentration range within 10-2000ng/mL for all the analytes with a determination coefficient (r(2)) higher than 0.999 for plasma and urine samples. Method recovery ranged within 87.6-104.3% for plasma samples and 84.2-98.6% for urine samples. The developed method utilizing polar APS sorbent along with polar HILIC column was applied for simultaneous bioanalysis of trace amounts of polar endogenous biogenic amines in real human urine and plasma samples. PMID:26838416

  6. Setting the Pressure at Which to Conduct a Distillation.

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    Barduhn, Allen J.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses how pressure setting is determined for distillation columns, examining factors which must be considered when optimizing design for economical balance. Also discusses the basics of heat exchangers and cites a common problem with pressure differences. (JM)

  7. Distillation with Vapour Compression. An Undergraduate Experimental Facility.

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    Pritchard, Colin

    1986-01-01

    Discusses the need to design distillation columns that are more energy efficient. Describes a "design and build" project completed by two college students aimed at demonstrating the principles of vapour compression distillation in a more energy efficient way. General design specifications are given, along with suggestions for teaching and

  8. Prevention and suppression of metal packing fires.

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    Roberts, Mark; Rogers, William J; Sam Mannan, M; Ostrowski, Scott W

    2003-11-14

    Structured packing has been widely used because of large surface area that makes possible columns with high capacity and efficiency. The large surface area also contributes to fire hazards because of hydrocarbon deposits that can easily combust and promote combustion of the thin metal packing materials. Materials of high surface area that can fuel fires include reactive metals, such as titanium, and materials that are not considered combustible, such as stainless steel. Column design and material selection for packing construction is discussed together with employee training and practices for safe column maintenance and operations. Presented also are methods and agents for suppression of metal fires. Guidance for prevention and suppression of metal fires is related to incidents involving packing fires in columns. PMID:14602413

  9. Technique of ethanol food grade production with batch distillation and dehydration using starch-based adsorbent

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    Widjaja, Tri; Altway, Ali; Ni'mah, Hikmatun; Tedji, Namira; Rofiqah, Umi

    2015-12-01

    Development and innovation of ethanol food grade production are becoming the reasearch priority to increase economy growth. Moreover, the government of Indonesia has established regulation for increasing the renewable energy as primary energy. Sorghum is cerealia plant that contains 11-16% sugar that is optimum for fermentation process, it is potential to be cultivated, especially at barren area in Indonesia. The purpose of this experiment is to learn about the effect of microorganisms in fermentation process. Fermentation process was carried out batchwise in bioreactor and used 150g/L initial sugar concentration. Microorganisms used in this experiment are Zymomonas mobilis mutation (A3), Saccharomyces cerevisiae and mixed of Pichia stipitis. The yield of ethanol can be obtained from this experiment. For ethanol purification result, distillation process from fermentation process has been done to search the best operation condition for efficiency energy consumption. The experiment for purification was divided into two parts, which are distillation with structured packing steel wool and adsorption (dehydration) sequencely. In distillation part, parameters evaluation (HETP and pressure drop) of distillation column that can be used for scale up are needed. The experiment was operated at pressure of 1 atm. The distillation stage was carried out at 85 °C and reflux ratio of 0.92 with variety porosities of 20%, 40%, and 60%. Then the adsorption process was done at 120°C and two types of adsorbent, which are starch - based adsorbent with ingredient of cassava and molecular sieve 3A, were used. The adsorption process was then continued to purify the ethanol from impurities by using activated carbon. This research shows that the batch fermentation process with Zymomonas mobilis A3 obtain higher % yield of ethanol of 40,92%. In addition to that, for purification process, the best operation condition is by using 40% of porosity of stuctured packing steel wool in distillation stage and starch-based adsorbent in adsorption stage, which can obtain ethanol content of 92,15% with acetic acid percentage of 0,001% and the rest is water. This result is qualified for ethanol food grade specification which is between 90 - 94 % of ethanol with maximum percentage of acetic acid is 0,003%, and passes in fusel oil and isopropyl alcohol test.

  10. Kinetic Method for Hydrogen-Deuterium-Tritium Mixture Distillation Simulation

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    Sazonov, A.B.; Kagramanov, Z.G.; Magomedbekov, E.P.

    2005-07-15

    Simulation of hydrogen distillation plants requires mathematical procedures suitable for multicomponent systems. In most of the present-day simulation methods a distillation column is assumed to be composed of theoretical stages, or plates. However, in the case of a multicomponent mixture theoretical plate does not exist.An alternative kinetic method of simulation is depicted in the work. According to this method a system of mass-transfer differential equations is solved numerically. Mass-transfer coefficients are estimated with using experimental results and empirical equations.Developed method allows calculating the steady state of a distillation column as well as its any non-steady state when initial conditions are given. The results for steady states are compared with ones obtained via Thiele-Geddes theoretical stage technique and the necessity of using kinetic method is demonstrated. Examples of a column startup period and periodic distillation simulations are shown as well.

  11. Multipartite nonlocality distillation

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    Hsu, Li-Yi; Wu, Keng-Shuo

    2010-11-15

    The stronger nonlocality than that allowed in quantum theory can provide an advantage in information processing and computation. Since quantum entanglement is distillable, can nonlocality be distilled in the nonsignalling condition? The answer is positive in the bipartite case. In this article the distillability of the multipartite nonlocality is investigated. We propose a distillation protocol solely exploiting xor operations on output bits. The probability-distribution vectors and matrix are introduced to tackle the correlators. It is shown that only the correlators with extreme values can survive the distillation process. As the main result, the amplified nonlocality cannot maximally violate any Bell-type inequality. Accordingly, a distillability criterion in the postquantum region is proposed.

  12. Valve Packing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    "S Glass" yarn was originally developed by NASA for high temperature space and aeronautical applications. When John Crane, Inc. required material that would withstand temperatures higher than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, they contacted Owens-Corning, which had developed a number of applications for the material. John Crane combines the yarn with other components to make Style 287-I packing. The product can be used in chemical processing operations, nuclear power stations, petroleum products, etc. Advantages include increased service life and reduced maintenance costs.

  13. Don`t overlook extractive distillation

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    Lee, F.M.; Gentry, J.C.

    1997-10-01

    One of the most useful ways to separate chemicals having close relative volatilities is to employ selective solvents. These solvents take advantage of the nonideality of a mixture of components having different chemical structures. Extractive distillation uses a third component to effect the chemical separation. Here, though, the extractive agent simply creates or enhances the volatility difference between components, rather than forming an azeotrope of differing volatility. The extractive agent and less volatile component flow to the bottoms of the distillation column, where the extracted component is recovered by a second subsequent distillation. The paper discusses this technology, mass transfer consideration, solvent selectivity, mixed solvent technology, testing and scale-up, and the use of this technology to remove aromatics from natural gas.

  14. Contact structure for use in catalytic distillation

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    Jones, E.M. Jr.

    1985-08-20

    A method and apparatus are disclosed for conducting catalytic chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture, comprising and feeding reactants into a distillation column reactor contracting said reactant in a liquid phase with a fixed bed catalyst in the form of a contact catalyst structure, consisting of closed porous containers containing the catalyst for the reaction and a clip means to hold and support said containers, which are disposed above, i.e., on the distillation trays in the tower. The trays have weir means to provide a liquid level on the trays to substantially cover the containers. In other words, the trays function in their ordinary manner with the addition thereto of the catalyst. The reaction mixture is concurrently fractionated in the column. 7 figs.

  15. Contact structure for use in catalytic distillation

    DOEpatents

    Jones, Jr., Edward M.

    1984-01-01

    A method for conducting catalytic chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture comprising feeding reactants into a distillation column reactor contracting said reactant in liquid phase with a fixed bed catalyst in the form of a contact catalyst structure consisting of closed porous containers containing the catatlyst for the reaction and a clip means to hold and support said containers, which are disposed above, i.e., on the distillation trays in the tower. The trays have weir means to provide a liquid level on the trays to substantially cover the containers. In other words, the trays function in their ordinary manner with the addition thereto of the catalyst. The reaction mixture is concurrently fractionated in the column.

  16. Contact structure for use in catalytic distillation

    DOEpatents

    Jones, Jr., Edward M.

    1985-01-01

    A method and apparatus for conducting catalytic chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture, comprising and feeding reactants into a distillation column reactor contracting said reactant in a liquid phase with a fixed bed catalyst in the form of a contact catalyst structure, consisting of closed porous containers containing the catalyst for the reaction and a clip means to hold and support said containers, which are disposed above, i.e., on the distillation trays in the tower. The trays have weir means to provide a liquid level on the trays to substantially cover the containers. In other words, the trays function in their ordinary manner with the addition thereto of the catalyst. The reaction mixture is concurrently fractionated in the column.

  17. Contact structure for use in catalytic distillation

    DOEpatents

    Jones, E.M. Jr.

    1984-03-27

    A method is described for conducting catalytic chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture comprising feeding reactants into a distillation column reactor, contracting said reactant in liquid phase with a fixed bed catalyst in the form of a contact catalyst structure consisting of closed porous containers containing the catalyst for the reaction and a clip means to hold and support said containers, which are disposed above, i.e., on the distillation trays in the tower. The trays have weir means to provide a liquid level on the trays to substantially cover the containers. In other words, the trays function in their ordinary manner with the addition thereto of the catalyst. The reaction mixture is concurrently fractionated in the column. 7 figs.

  18. Advanced Distillation Final Report

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    Maddalena Fanelli; Ravi Arora; Annalee Tonkovich; Jennifer Marco; Ed Rode

    2010-03-24

    The Advanced Distillation project was concluded on December 31, 2009. This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded project was completed successfully and within budget during a timeline approved by DOE project managers, which included a one year extension to the initial ending date. The subject technology, Microchannel Process Technology (MPT) distillation, was expected to provide both capital and operating cost savings compared to conventional distillation technology. With efforts from Velocys and its project partners, MPT distillation was successfully demonstrated at a laboratory scale and its energy savings potential was calculated. While many objectives established at the beginning of the project were met, the project was only partially successful. At the conclusion, it appears that MPT distillation is not a good fit for the targeted separation of ethane and ethylene in large-scale ethylene production facilities, as greater advantages were seen for smaller scale distillations. Early in the project, work involved flowsheet analyses to discern the economic viability of ethane-ethylene MPT distillation and develop strategies for maximizing its impact on the economics of the process. This study confirmed that through modification to standard operating processes, MPT can enable net energy savings in excess of 20%. This advantage was used by ABB Lumus to determine the potential impact of MPT distillation on the ethane-ethylene market. The study indicated that a substantial market exists if the energy saving could be realized and if installed capital cost of MPT distillation was on par or less than conventional technology. Unfortunately, it was determined that the large number of MPT distillation units needed to perform ethane-ethylene separation for world-scale ethylene facilities, makes the targeted separation a poor fit for the technology in this application at the current state of manufacturing costs. Over the course of the project, distillation experiments were performed with the targeted mixture, ethane-ethylene, as well as with analogous low relative volatility systems: cyclohexane-hexane and cyclopentane-pentane. Devices and test stands were specifically designed for these efforts. Development progressed from experiments and models considering sections of a full scale device to the design, fabrication, and operation of a single-channel distillation unit with integrated heat transfer. Throughout the project, analytical and numerical models and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations were validated with experiments in the process of developing this platform technology. Experimental trials demonstrated steady and controllable distillation for a variety of process conditions. Values of Height-to-an-Equivalent Theoretical Plate (HETP) ranging from less than 0.5 inch to a few inches were experimentally proven, demonstrating a ten-fold performance enhancement relative to conventional distillation. This improvement, while substantial, is not sufficient for MPT distillation to displace very large scale distillation trains. Fortunately, parallel efforts in the area of business development have yielded other applications for MPT distillation, including smaller scale separations that benefit from the flowsheet flexibility offered by the technology. Talks with multiple potential partners are underway. Their outcome will also help determine the path ahead for MPT distillation.

  19. Group methods for advanced column control compared

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    Haskins, D.E.; Chauvin, L.; Tolfo, F.

    1985-05-01

    Group method calculations are suited for distillation column advanced controls in real time. Five calculation methods are discussed and compared for accuracy by computing the internal reflux for several columns and operating conditions. Practical design criteria are defined and illustrated by comparing two distillation column reflex control schemes. The resulting conclusions include the best location and preferred order of group method calculations. Because group methods are simpler than stage-to-stage or successive approximation methods, they are more suitable to online computer calculations. Group methods are considered accurate enough for control purposes.

  20. Energy conservation in distillation

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    Mix, T. W.; Dweck, J. S.; Weinberg, M.; Armstrong, R. C.

    1981-07-01

    An audit of major industrial and processes and key colums in each major process indicated that approximately twoquads of energy were consumed for distillation in the US in 1976. Energy usage by industry is included: petroleum refineries, 66% chemical (including petrochemical) industry, 29% natural gas liquids processing, 5%. Techniques and current practices for conserving distillation energy are reviewed, and guidelines indicating those process conditons which favor the use of each energy conserving technique are enumerated. Expressions for payout time for tray and control retrofit options are developed based on energy savings and increased throughput. Calculations for industrial colums suggested that both types of retrofits would frequently have short (,6 months) payout times based on either criterion. Extractive distillation is also discussed, and criteria enabling the estimation of the energy which may be conserved using this technique are developed. Good housekeeping practices and field techniques for checking the energy efficiency of industrial distillations are also discussed.

  1. Datalogging the Distillation Process.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Soares, Allan; Creevy, Steven

    1995-01-01

    Presents a distillation experiment that uses temperature sensors connected to a computer in place of thermometers, and enables the whole class to view the data on a monitor and interpret and discuss the data in real time. (JRH)

  2. A Convenient Method for Comparison of Efficiency of Fractionating Columns.

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    Higgins, Robert H.

    1990-01-01

    Presented is a method for demonstrating the use of various fractionating columns to resolve mixtures into individual components and to correlate the resolving powers of column packings to their "hold-up" volumes. Fractions were analyzed using refractive indices. (KR)

  3. 49 CFR 173.141 - Class 9-Assignment of packing group.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Class 9-Assignment of packing group. 173.141...-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS AND PACKAGINGS Definitions Classification, Packing Group Assignments... packing group. The packing group of a Class 9 material is as indicated in column 5 of the 172.101 table....

  4. 49 CFR 173.141 - Class 9-Assignment of packing group.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Class 9-Assignment of packing group. 173.141...-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS AND PACKAGINGS Definitions Classification, Packing Group Assignments... packing group. The packing group of a Class 9 material is as indicated in column 5 of the 172.101 table....

  5. 49 CFR 173.141 - Class 9-Assignment of packing group.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Class 9-Assignment of packing group. 173.141...-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS AND PACKAGINGS Definitions Classification, Packing Group Assignments... packing group. The packing group of a Class 9 material is as indicated in column 5 of the 172.101 table....

  6. 49 CFR 173.141 - Class 9-Assignment of packing group.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Class 9-Assignment of packing group. 173.141...-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS AND PACKAGINGS Definitions Classification, Packing Group Assignments... packing group. The packing group of a Class 9 material is as indicated in column 5 of the 172.101 table....

  7. 49 CFR 173.141 - Class 9-Assignment of packing group.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Class 9-Assignment of packing group. 173.141...-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS AND PACKAGINGS Definitions Classification, Packing Group Assignments... packing group. The packing group of a Class 9 material is as indicated in column 5 of the 172.101 table....

  8. DISTILLATION OF CALCIUM

    DOEpatents

    Barton, J.

    1954-07-27

    This invention relates to an improvement in the process for the purification of caicium or magnesium containing an alkali metal as impurity, which comprises distiiling a batch of the mixture in two stages, the first stage distillation being carried out in the presence of an inert gas at an absolute pressure substantially greater than the vapor pressure of calcium or maguesium at the temperature of distillation, but less than the vaper pressure at that temperature of the alkali metal impurity so that only the alkali metal is vaporized and condensed on a condensing surface. A second stage distilso that substantially only the calcium or magnesium distills under its own vapor pressure only and condenses in solid form on a lower condensing surface.

  9. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Two Dimensional CO2 Adsorption/Desorption in Packed Sorption Beds under Non-Ideal Flows

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mohamadinejad, H.; Knox, J. C.; Smith, J. E.; Croomes, Scott (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    The experimental results of CO2 adsorption and desorption in a packed column indicated that the concentration wave front at the center of the packed column differs from those which are close to the wall of column filled with adsorbent material even though the ratio of column diameter to the particle size is greater than 20. The comparison of the experimental results with one dimensional model of packed column shows that in order to simulate the average breakthrough in a packed column a two dimensional (radial and axial) model of packed column is needed. In this paper the mathematical model of a non-slip flow through a packed column with 2 inches in diameter and 18 inches in length filled with 5A zeolite pellets is presented. The comparison of experimental results of CO2 absorption and desorption for the mixed and central breakthrough of the packed column with numerical results is also presented.

  10. Distillation under electric fields

    SciTech Connect

    Shah, V.M.; Blankenship, K.D.; Tsouris, C.

    1997-11-01

    Distillation Is the most common separation process used in the chemical and petroleum industry. Major limitations in the applicability and efficiency of distillation come from thermodynamic equilibria, that is, vapor-liquid equilibria (VLE), and heat and mass transfer rates. In this work, electric fields are used to manipulate the VLE of mixtures. VLE experiments are performed for various binary mixtures in the presence of electric fields on the order of a few kilovolts per centimeter. The results show that the VLE is changed by electric fields, with changes in the separation factor as high as 10% being observed. Batch distillation experiments are also carried out for binary mixtures of 2-propanol and water with and without an applied electric field. Results show enhanced distillation rates and separation efficiency in the presence of an electric field but decreased separation enhancement when the electric current is increased. The latter phenomenon is caused by the formation at the surface of the liquid mixture of microdroplets that are entrained by the vapor. These observations suggest that there should be an electric field strength for each system for which the separation enhancement is maximum.

  11. Tritium Attenuation by Distillation

    SciTech Connect

    Wittman, N.E.

    2001-07-31

    The objective of this study was to determine how a 100 Area distillation system could be used to reduce to a satisfactory low value the tritium content of the dilute moderator produced in the 100 Area stills, and whether such a tritium attenuator would have sufficient capacity to process all this material before it is sent to the 400 Area for reprocessing.

  12. Dehydrate ethanol without distillation

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-10-01

    Usina da Pedra (Serrana, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil) produces 60 million gal/yr of ethanol in 180 operating days. Until this year, the plant made 96 vol.% ethanol that is used as automotive fuel, and absolute ethanol (99.5 vol. %), which is blended with gasoline. Water is the remainder in both products. The ethanol is produced from the fermentation of sugar cane, and distilled with benzene. Benzene lowers the boiling point of the ethanol-water mixture and ties up the water. In May, Usina da Pedra installed a process that dehydrates ethanol by adsorption, not distillation. A vapor-phase process containing molecular sieves, handles throughputs as high as 160,000 acfh and has a maximum capacity of 70 million gal/yr. In addition to generating safer products, the energy savings gained by switching from distillation to adsorption are significant. The adsorptive system requires input of only 2,900 Btu per gallon of ethanol; one-third the energy consumed by distillation systems that employ benzene or cyclohexane.

  13. Feasibility of separations for distillation of nonideal ternary mixtures

    SciTech Connect

    Fidkowski, Z.T.; Doherty, M.F.; Malone, M.F. . Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1993-08-01

    The product compositions in single-feed distillation columns can be specified only in certain regions of the composition space, which depend only on the pressure, feed, and vapor-liquid equilibrium for the mixture. In nonideal mixtures, even without azeotropes, the regions may allow unusual product distributions. For example, the distillate in a direct split is composed primarily of the lightest component. Intuition and experience with relatively ideal mixtures suggest that the next most plentiful component is the intermediate boiler. In nonideal mixtures, however, with or without azeotropes, the next most plentiful component may be the highest-boiling species with only trace amounts of the intermediate boiler. For azeotropic mixtures, distillation boundaries may give rise to additional restrictions on the product compositions. The authors describe how simple distillation boundaries deform into continuous distillation boundaries and, in a limited number of cases, how the simple distillation boundaries can be crossed in continuous columns for certain ranges of the design variables. Unfortunately, such designs may be quite sensitive to model uncertainties or to disturbances in the parameters.

  14. APPLICATION OF CAPILLARY SUPERCRITICAL FLUID CHROMATOGRAPHY TO THE ANALYSIS OF A MIDDLE DISTILLATE FUEL

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper describes the application of capillary supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) to the analysis of a middle distillate fuel. Small diameter (50 micrometer i.d.) fused silica capillary columns coated with crosslinked 50% phenyl polymethylsiloxane provided high separation...

  15. Comparison of column flotation cells

    SciTech Connect

    Honaker, R.Q.; Mohanty, M.K.; Ho, K.

    1995-08-01

    Six commercial column flotation technologies, i.e., Canadian, Flotaire, Jameson, Microcel, Packed-Column, and Turbo-air, were tested for the treatment of Illinois Basin fine coal and the results from each column compared based on separation performance and throughout capacity. The separation performance achieved by each cell approached and, in some cases, exceeded the ultimate performance predicted by release analysis. A comparison of the test results indicates differences in the selectivity obtained by each flotation column on the basis of both ash and sulfur rejection. This finding may be due to variations in cell hydrodynamics and the ability to support a deep froth phase among the different column cells. In addition, throughput capacity of each cell was found to differ, apparently due to the differences in the bubble-particle attachment environment, bubble size, and bubble population. Variations in the operating characteristics, such as reagent additions, aeration rate and wash water rate, were also noted and summarized in this publication.

  16. Reactive Distillation and Air Stripping Processes for Water Recycling and Trace Contaminant Control

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Boul, Peter J.; Lange, Kevin E.; Conger, Bruce; Anderson, Molly

    2009-01-01

    Reactive distillation designs are considered to reduce the presence of volatile organic compounds in the purified water. Reactive distillation integrates a reactor with a distillation column. A review of the literature in this field has revealed a variety of functional reactive columns in industry. Wastewater may be purified by a combination of a reactor and a distiller (e.g., the EWRS or VPCAR concepts) or, in principle, through a design which integrates the reactor with the distiller. A review of the literature in reactive distillation has identified some different designs in such combinations of reactor and distiller. An evaluation of reactive distillation and reactive air stripping is presented with regards to the reduction of volatile organic compounds in the contaminated water and air. Among the methods presented, an architecture is presented for the evaluation of the simultaneous oxidation of organics in air and water. These and other designs are presented in light of potential improvements in power consumptions and air and water purities for architectures which include catalytic activity integrated into the water processor. In particular, catalytic oxidation of organics may be useful as a tool to remove contaminants that more traditional distillation and/or air stripping columns may not remove. A review of the current leading edge at the commercial level and at the research frontier in catalytically active materials is presented. Themes and directions from the engineering developments in catalyst design are presented conceptually in light of developments in the nanoscale chemistry of a variety of catalyst materials.

  17. 27 CFR 24.216 - Distilling material.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... fermentation or distillation. No sugar may be added in the production of distilling material. Distillates containing aldehydes may be used in the fermentation of wine to be used as distilling material. Lees,...

  18. 27 CFR 24.216 - Distilling material.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... fermentation or distillation. No sugar may be added in the production of distilling material. Distillates containing aldehydes may be used in the fermentation of wine to be used as distilling material. Lees,...

  19. 27 CFR 24.216 - Distilling material.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... fermentation or distillation. No sugar may be added in the production of distilling material. Distillates containing aldehydes may be used in the fermentation of wine to be used as distilling material. Lees,...

  20. 27 CFR 27.40 - Distilled spirits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... OF THE TREASURY ALCOHOL IMPORTATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINES, AND BEER Tax On Imported Distilled Spirits, Wines, and Beer Distilled Spirits § 27.40 Distilled spirits. (a) A tax is imposed on...

  1. 27 CFR 27.40 - Distilled spirits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS IMPORTATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINES, AND BEER Tax On Imported Distilled Spirits, Wines, and Beer Distilled Spirits § 27.40 Distilled spirits. (a) A tax is imposed on...

  2. 27 CFR 27.40 - Distilled spirits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... OF THE TREASURY ALCOHOL IMPORTATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINES, AND BEER Tax On Imported Distilled Spirits, Wines, and Beer Distilled Spirits § 27.40 Distilled spirits. (a) A tax is imposed on...

  3. 27 CFR 27.40 - Distilled spirits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS IMPORTATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINES, AND BEER Tax On Imported Distilled Spirits, Wines, and Beer Distilled Spirits § 27.40 Distilled spirits. (a) A tax is imposed on...

  4. 27 CFR 27.40 - Distilled spirits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS IMPORTATION OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINES, AND BEER Tax On Imported Distilled Spirits, Wines, and Beer Distilled Spirits § 27.40 Distilled spirits. (a) A tax is imposed on...

  5. Renormalizing Entanglement Distillation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Waeldchen, Stephan; Gertis, Janina; Campbell, Earl T.; Eisert, Jens

    2016-01-01

    Entanglement distillation refers to the task of transforming a collection of weakly entangled pairs into fewer highly entangled ones. It is a core ingredient in quantum repeater protocols, which are needed to transmit entanglement over arbitrary distances in order to realize quantum key distribution schemes. Usually, it is assumed that the initial entangled pairs are identically and independently distributed and are uncorrelated with each other, an assumption that might not be reasonable at all in any entanglement generation process involving memory channels. Here, we introduce a framework that captures entanglement distillation in the presence of natural correlations arising from memory channels. Conceptually, we bring together ideas from condensed-matter physics—ideas from renormalization and matrix-product states and operators—with those of local entanglement manipulation, Markov chain mixing, and quantum error correction. We identify meaningful parameter regions for which we prove convergence to maximally entangled states, arising as the fixed points of a matrix-product operator renormalization flow.

  6. Cascade Distillation System Development

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Callahan, Michael R.; Sargushingh, Miriam; Shull, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Life Support System (LSS) Project is chartered with de-veloping advanced life support systems that will ena-ble NASA human exploration beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). The goal of AES is to increase the affordabil-ity of long-duration life support missions, and to re-duce the risk associated with integrating and infusing new enabling technologies required to ensure mission success. Because of the robust nature of distillation systems, the AES LSS Project is pursuing develop-ment of the Cascade Distillation Subsystem (CDS) as part of its technology portfolio. Currently, the system is being developed into a flight forward Generation 2.0 design.

  7. Hydrocracking distillate feedstocks

    SciTech Connect

    Kurganov, V.M.; Gorshtein, A.B.; Shkol'nik, B.L.; Shtein, V.I.

    1987-05-01

    The main shortcoming of single-stage hydrocracking is the very high level of feedstock cracking. The authors discuss the development of multistage technology in which each stage can operate under optimal conditions at a moderate conversion level, better flexibility in process control, and better process indexes. The main feature of the multistage technology is the preliminary hydrogenation of the original feed. The composition of the original feed and the middle distillate cuts obtaining in two-stage hydrocracking of a vacuum distillate from West Siberian crude, using cobalt-molybdenum oxide catalyst in the first stage and a zeolitic catalyst in the second stage is presented. Data is provided on the influence of pressure on the hydrocracking indexes.

  8. Microbial activity in weathering columns.

    PubMed

    Garca, C; Ballester, A; Gonzlez, F; Blzquez, M L

    2007-03-22

    The aim of the present work was to evaluate the metabolic activity of the microbial population associated with a pyritic tailing after a column-weathering test. For this purpose, a column 150cm high and 15cm diameter was used. The solid was a tailing with 63.4% pyrite and with minor amounts of Cu, Pb and Zn sulfides (1.4, 0.5 and 0.8%, respectively). The column model was the habitual one for weathering tests: distilled water was added at the top of the column; the water flowed down through tailings and finally was collected at the bottom for chemical and microbiological analysis. Weathering was maintained for 36 weeks. The results showed a significant presence of microbial life that was distributed selectively over the column: sulfur- and iron-oxidizing aerobic bacteria were in the more oxygenated zone; anaerobic sulfur-reducing bacteria were isolated from the samples taken from the anoxic part of the column. Activity testing showed that (oxidizing and reducing) bacteria populations were active at the end of the weathering test. The quality of the water draining from the column was thus the final product of biological oxidation and reduction promoted by the bacteria consortia. PMID:16949201

  9. Simulation, design, and analysis of azeotropic distillation operations

    SciTech Connect

    Bossen, B.S.; Joergensen, S.B.; Gani, R. )

    1993-04-01

    The computational tools needed for simulation, design, and analysis of azeotropic distillation operations are described. These tools include simple methods to identify the existence of binary and ternary azeotropes and to classify ternary mixtures as homogeneous or heterogeneous. The tools also include more complex methods to compute the phase diagram (or a heterogeneous liquid boiling surface), predict liquid-vapor phase equilibrium, and/or predict liquid-liquid-vapor phase equilibrium for simulations of batch and continuous distillation column operations. Important new features of these tools are the incorporation of a fast and efficient method for test of phase stability in simulation of distillation operations, the ability to handle a large range of mixtures (including mixtures with supercritical compounds), and the ability for computations covering wide ranges of temperature and pressure. On the basis of these tools, simple and consistent design algorithms are developed. The applicability of the design algorithms is verified through process simulation and analysis of the predicted behavior and data from the open literature. Conditions are given for examples illustrating (when and how possible distillation boundaries can be crossed) how multiple steady states can be obtained. Finally, the effect of changes in operating on the dynamic behavior of the azeotropic distillation columns and the sensitivity of design to the prediction of phase equilibria are presented.

  10. Distillation of hydrogen isotopes for polarized HD targets

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ohta, T.; Bouchigny, S.; Didelez, J.-P.; Fujiwara, M.; Fukuda, K.; Kohri, H.; Kunimatsu, T.; Morisaki, C.; Ono, S.; Rouill, G.; Tanaka, M.; Ueda, K.; Uraki, M.; Utsuro, M.; Wang, S. Y.; Yosoi, M.

    2012-02-01

    We have developed a new cryogenic distillation system to purify Hydrogen-Deuteride (HD) gas for polarized HD targets in LEPS experiments at SPring-8. A small amount of ortho-H 2 ( 0.01%) in the HD gas plays an important role in efficiently polarizing the HD target. Since there are 1-5% impurities of H 2 and D 2 in commercially available HD gases, it is necessary to purify the HD gas up to 99.99%. The distillation system is equipped with a cryogenic distillation unit filled with many small stainless steel cells called "Heli-pack". The distillation unit consists of a condenser part, a rectification part, and a reboiler part. The unit is kept at the temperature of 17-21 K. The Heli-pack has a large surface area that makes a good contact between gases and liquids. An amount of 5.2 mol of commercial HD gas is fed into the distillation unit. Three trials were carried out to purify the HD gas by changing temperatures (17.5 K and 20.5 K) and gas extraction speeds (1.3 ml/min and 5.2 ml/min). The extracted gas was analyzed using a gas analyzer system combining a quadrupole mass spectrometer with a gas chromatograph. One mol of HD gas with a purity better than 99.99% has been successfully obtained for the first time. The effective NTP (Number of Theoretical Plates), which is an indication of the distillation performances, is obtained to be 37.20.6. This value is in good agreement with a designed value of 37.9. The HD target is expected to be efficiently polarized under a well-controlled condition by adding an optimal amount of ortho-H 2 to the purified HD gas.

  11. Self-regenerating column chromatography

    DOEpatents

    Park, W.K.

    1995-05-30

    The present invention provides a process for treating both cations and anions by using a self-regenerating, multi-ionic exchange resin column system which requires no separate regeneration steps. The process involves alternating ion-exchange chromatography for cations and anions in a multi-ionic exchange column packed with a mixture of cation and anion exchange resins. The multi-ionic mixed-charge resin column works as a multi-function column, capable of independently processing either cationic or anionic exchange, or simultaneously processing both cationic and anionic exchanges. The major advantage offered by the alternating multi-function ion exchange process is the self-regeneration of the resins.

  12. Stationary Apollonian Packings

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    Hirsch, Christian; Delaney, Gary; Schmidt, Volker

    2015-10-01

    The notion of stationary Apollonian packings in the d-dimensional Euclidean space is introduced as a mathematical formalization of so-called random Apollonian packings and rotational random Apollonian packings, which constitute popular grain packing models in physics. Apart from dealing with issues of existence and uniqueness in the entire Euclidean space, asymptotic results are provided for the growth durations and it is shown that the packing is space-filling with probability 1, in the sense that the Lebesgue measure of its complement is zero. Finally, the phenomenon is studied that grains arrange in clusters and properties related to percolation are investigated.

  13. A heat & mass integration approach to reduce capital and operating costs of a distillation configuration

    SciTech Connect

    Madenoor Ramapriya, Gautham; Jiang, Zheyu; Tawarmalani, Mohit; Agrawal, Rakesh

    2015-11-11

    We propose a general method to consolidate distillation columns of a distillation configuration using heat and mass integration. The proposed method encompasses all heat and mass integrations known till date, and includes many more. Each heat and mass integration eliminates a distillation column, a condenser, a reboiler and the heat duty associated with a reboiler. Thus, heat and mass integration can potentially offer significant capital and operating cost benefits. In this talk, we will study the various possible heat and mass integrations in detail, and demonstrate their benefits using case studies. This work will lay out a framework to synthesize an entire new class of useful configurations based on heat and mass integration of distillation columns.

  14. Distillative separation of carbon dioxide from light hydrocarbons

    SciTech Connect

    Holmes, A.S.; Ryan, J.M.

    1982-09-21

    In the cryogenic distillative separation of methane from the acid-gas and hydrocarbon components of natural gas, processors generally have difficulty in separating by distillation the carbon dioxide from the light hydrocarbon products (such as ethane) because of the formation of CO/sub 2/-hydrocarbon azeotropes. Koch engineers have discovered that butane is an effective agent for preventing azeotrope formation. Although the presence of butane in the natural gas is not sufficient to prevent this formation, separating butane from the bottoms product and adding it back to the column at the appropriate point aids in the production of separate CO/sub 2/ and ethane streams.

  15. Synthesis of crystallization-distillation hybrid separation processes

    SciTech Connect

    Berry, D.A.; Ng, K.M.

    1997-07-01

    A systematic method to synthesize crystallization-distillation hybrid separation processes is presented. Two classes of hybrids are identified for binary mixtures. The first bypasses azeotropes and tangent pinches, while the second bypasses eutectics. Guidelines for flow-sheet selection are proposed based on an analysis of simple eutectic, constant relative volatility systems. In addition, the hybrids are compared to both extractive and adductive crystallization in order to determine the conditions under which solvent-based crystallization techniques outperform the proposed hybrid configurations. The method is extended to ternary mixture. The use of stream combination and complex distillation columns is also considered.

  16. Renormalizing Entanglement Distillation.

    PubMed

    Waeldchen, Stephan; Gertis, Janina; Campbell, Earl T; Eisert, Jens

    2016-01-15

    Entanglement distillation refers to the task of transforming a collection of weakly entangled pairs into fewer highly entangled ones. It is a core ingredient in quantum repeater protocols, which are needed to transmit entanglement over arbitrary distances in order to realize quantum key distribution schemes. Usually, it is assumed that the initial entangled pairs are identically and independently distributed and are uncorrelated with each other, an assumption that might not be reasonable at all in any entanglement generation process involving memory channels. Here, we introduce a framework that captures entanglement distillation in the presence of natural correlations arising from memory channels. Conceptually, we bring together ideas from condensed-matter physics-ideas from renormalization and matrix-product states and operators-with those of local entanglement manipulation, Markov chain mixing, and quantum error correction. We identify meaningful parameter regions for which we prove convergence to maximally entangled states, arising as the fixed points of a matrix-product operator renormalization flow. PMID:26824532

  17. Method for making a non-extractable stationary phase of polymer within a capillary column

    DOEpatents

    Springston, Stephen R.

    1990-01-01

    A method for coating interior capillary column surfaces, or packing material of a packed column, used for gas chromatography, with a stationary polymer phase that is cross-linked by exposing it to a low-temperature plasma that is uniformly distributed over the column or packing material for a predetermined period of time to effect the desired degree of cross-linking of the coating.

  18. Method for making a non-extractable stationary phase of polymer within a capillary column

    DOEpatents

    Springston, S.R.

    1990-10-30

    A method is described for coating interior capillary column surfaces, or packing material of a packed column, used for gas chromatography, with a stationary polymer phase that is cross-linked by exposing it to a low-temperature plasma that is uniformly distributed over the column or packing material for a predetermined period of time to effect the desired degree of cross-linking of the coating. 7 figs.

  19. Synthesis of metronidazole-imprinted molecularly imprinted polymers by distillation precipitation polymerization and their use as a solid-phase adsorbent and chromatographic filler.

    PubMed

    Liu, Jiang; Zhang, Lu; Li Han Song, Le; Liu, Yuan; Tang, Hui; Li, Yingchun

    2015-04-01

    Metronidazole-imprinted polymers with superior recognition properties were prepared by a novel strategy called distillation-precipitation polymerization. The as-obtained polymers were characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, laser particle size determination and scanning electron microscopy, and their binding performances were evaluated in detail by static, kinetic and dynamic rebinding tests, and Scatchard analysis. The results showed that when the fraction of the monomers was 5 vol% in the whole reaction system, the prepared polymers afforded good morphology, monodispersity, and high adsorption capacity and excellent selectivity to the target molecule, metronidazole. The optimal binding performance is 12.41 mg/g for metronidazole just before leakage occurred and 38.51 mg/g at saturation in dynamic rebinding tests. Metronidazole-imprinted polymers were further applied as packing agents in solid-phase extraction and as chromatographic filler, both of which served for the detection of metronidazole in fish tissue. The results illustrated the recoveries of spiked samples ranged from 82.97 to 87.83% by using molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction combined with a C18 commercial column and 93.7 to 101.2% by directly using the polymer-packed chromatographic column. The relative standard deviation of both methods was less than 6%. PMID:25594306

  20. Biomass growth restriction in a packed bed reactor

    DOEpatents

    Griffith, William L.; Compere, Alicia L.

    1978-01-01

    When carrying out continuous biologically catalyzed reactions with anaerobic microorganisms attached to a support in an upflow packed bed column, growth of the microorganisms is restricted to prevent the microorganisms from plugging the column by limiting the availability of an essential nutrient and/or by the presence of predatory protozoa which consume the anaerobic microorganisms. A membrane disruptive detergent may be provided in the column to lyse dead microorganisms to make them available as nutrients for live microorganisms.

  1. Systems and methods for reactive distillation with recirculation of light components

    DOEpatents

    Stickney, Michael J. (Nassau Bay, TX); Jones, Jr., Edward M. (Friendswood, TX)

    2011-07-26

    Systems and methods for producing gas-to-liquids products using reactive distillation are provided. The method for producing gas-to-liquids products can include reacting a feedstock in a column having a distillation zone and a reaction zone to provide a bottoms stream and an overhead stream. A first portion of the overhead stream can be recycled to the column at the top of the reaction zone and second portion of the overhead stream can be recycled to the column at the bottom of the reaction zone.

  2. Vapor compression distillation module

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nuccio, P. P.

    1975-01-01

    A Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD) module was developed and evaluated as part of a Space Station Prototype (SSP) environmental control and life support system. The VCD module includes the waste tankage, pumps, post-treatment cells, automatic controls and fault detection instrumentation. Development problems were encountered with two components: the liquid pumps, and the waste tank and quantity gauge. Peristaltic pumps were selected instead of gear pumps, and a sub-program of materials and design optimization was undertaken leading to a projected life greater than 10,000 hours of continuous operation. A bladder tank was designed and built to contain the waste liquids and deliver it to the processor. A detrimental pressure pattern imposed upon the bladder by a force-operated quantity gauge was corrected by rearranging the force application, and design goals were achieved. System testing has demonstrated that all performance goals have been fulfilled.

  3. Retractable packings pass inspection

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    Cerasoli, D.J. )

    1992-06-01

    This paper reports on retractable packing which has proved to be a popular preventive fix for the problem of packing seal wear on aging steam turbines. Designed to eliminate the excessive wear that occurs during start-up from thermal distortion and vibration, retractable packing employs coil springs that force it open to a 150-mil clearance until increasing steam flow forces it closed to design clearance. Utilities have reported performance improvements after installation of Brandon retractable packing. Although it is recognized that all performance gains where not solely a result of the packing-minor repairs were also performed to correct losses due to erosion, deposits and mechanical damage-initial results indicated the packing was performing as expected.

  4. Iterative packing for demand matching and sparse packing.

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    Parekh, Ojas

    2010-11-01

    The main result we will present is a 2k-approximation algorithm for the following 'k-hypergraph demand matching' problem: given a set system with sets of size <=k, where sets have profits & demands and vertices have capacities, find a max-profit subsystem whose demands do not exceed the capacities. The main tool is an iterative way to explicitly build a decomposition of the fractional optimum as 2k times a convex combination of integral solutions. If time permits we'll also show how the approach can be extended to a 3-approximation for 2-column sparse packing. The second result is tight w.r.t the integrality gap, and the first is near-tight as a gap lower bound of 2(k-1+1/k) is known.

  5. Evaluation of laboratory-prepared high-performance size-exclusion columns. Applications to food analysis.

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    Lumley, I D; Patel, I; Cohen, I C

    1987-11-01

    This paper describes an inexpensive and relatively simple procedure to prepare high-performance size-exclusion columns from laboratory-packed or commercially pre-packed high-performance liquid chromatography columns by chemical deactivation of the surface of the silica packing material. The columns can be prepared quickly and reproducibly, they are chromatographically as efficient as high-performance size-exclusion columns commercially available, and are prepared at a fraction of the cost. Examples of the separation of proteins, peptides and polysaccharides on laboratory-prepared columns with differing permeation characteristics are illustrated and discussed. PMID:2828392

  6. Flat Pack Toy Design

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    Hutcheson, Brian

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author introduces the concept of flat pack toys. Flat pack toys are designed using a template on a single sheet of letter-sized card stock paper. Before being cut out and built into a three-dimensional toy, they are scanned into the computer and uploaded to a website. With the template accessible from the website, anyone with

  7. TLC Pack Unpacked

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    Oberhofer, Margret; Colpaert, Jozef

    2015-01-01

    TLC Pack stands for Teaching Languages to Caregivers and is a course designed to support migrants working or hoping to work in the caregiving sector. The TLC Pack resources range from A2 to B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and will be made available online in the six project languages: Dutch, English,…

  8. Original pack dispensing

    PubMed Central

    1991-01-01

    Original pack dispensing is not new: most ointments, eye preparations and liquids have been dispensed in their original packs for years. However, only recently have tablets started to be dispensed in this way. These changes are creating some problems in prescribing but they are not insurmountable. PMID:19790800

  9. Quantum distillation of bosons

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    Weiss, David

    2015-05-01

    The non-equilibrium dynamics of many-body quantum systems present a series of challenges for theory and opportunities for cold atom experiments. I will describe an experiment in which a bundle of initially trapped superfluid 1D Bose lattice gases is quenched to an untrapped, flat lattice potential. This simple experimental situation in the intermediate coupling regime (U/J between 4 and 9.6) leads to interesting dynamics. These include the progressive dissolution of a fraction of the doublons, as well as the quantum distillation and long term confinement of singlons out of and within the central, doublon-dominated region. We measure these processes by combining absorption imaging, photoassociation and 3-body loss to separately reconstruct the spatial distributions of the expectation values of singlons, doublons and triplons. The qualitative dynamics is reproduced by a Gutzwiller mean field model and the essence of the experiment can be understood by considering simple spatial pictures of site occupancies. This work was supported by the NSF and the ARO.

  10. The role of ionic strength and grain size on the transport of colloids in unsaturated sand columns

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    Mitropoulou, Polyxeni N.; Syngouna, Vasiliki I.; Chrysikopoulos, Constantinos V.

    2013-04-01

    The main objective of this study was to better understand the combined effects of ionic strength, and sand grain size on colloid fate and transport in unsaturated porous media. Spherical fluorescent polymer microspheres with three different sizes (0.075, 0.30 and 2.1 μm), and laboratory columns packed with two size fractions of clean quartz sand (0.513 and 0.181 mm) were used. The saturation level of the packed columns was set to 83-95% with solutions having a wide range of ionic strength (0.1-1000 mM). The electrophoretic mobility of colloids and sand grains were evaluated for all the experimental conditions employed. The various experimental collision efficiencies were quantified using the classical colloid filtration theory. The theoretical collision efficiencies were estimated with appropriate DLVO energies using a Maxwell model. The experimental results suggested that the retention of the bigger colloids (2.1 μm) was slightly higher compared to the conservative tracer and smaller colloids (0.3 and 0.075 μm) in deionized-distilled-water, indicating sorption at air-water interfaces or straining. Moreover, relatively smaller attachment was observed onto fine than medium quartz sand. The mass recovery of the 0.3 μm microspheres in NaCl solution was shown to significantly decrease with increasing ionic strength. Both the experimental and theoretical collision efficiencies based on colloid interactions with solid-water interfaces, were increased with increasing ionic strength.

  11. Revamp for more middle distillate

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    Weeks, D.J.; Pierce, V.E.

    1985-03-01

    In view of the continued decline in demand for residual fuel oil, the much publicised tightness of refining margins and hence funds for new investment, it is appropriate at this time to review some relatively inexpensive, but well-proven, revamp options that are available to the refiner for increasing yields of mid-distillate products at the expense of fuel oil components. With the partial or complete closure of so much refining capacity, much surplus equipment is available for implementing revamp projects. There is also scope for revamping hitherto moth-balled units and operating them in a manner different from that envisaged during their original design. Some long established conversion processes such as visbreaking and thermal cracking can enjoy a renaissance if demand for distillates remains strong. Mild hydrocracking and distillate dewaxing which are more recent developments in refinery processing can also figure prominently in plans for incremental production of middle distillates.

  12. Distillation process using microchannel technology

    DOEpatents

    Tonkovich, Anna Lee; Simmons, Wayne W.; Silva, Laura J.; Qiu, Dongming; Perry, Steven T.; Yuschak, Thomas; Hickey, Thomas P.; Arora, Ravi; Smith, Amanda; Litt, Robert Dwayne; Neagle, Paul

    2009-11-03

    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 difficult separations, such as the separation of ethane from ethylene, wherein the individual components are characterized by having volatilities that are very close to one another.

  13. Performance of single particle fritted capillary columns in electrochromatography.

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    Zhang, Bo; Liu, Qing; Yang, Lijun; Wang, Qiuquan

    2013-01-11

    Development of capillary electrochromatography (CEC) largely depends on column technology. The past ten years or so have seen a great number of CEC works performed on monolithic columns, due to simplicity and robustness in column fabrication. Monolithic columns eliminate the issue of column fritting, which conventionally made particle-packed capillary columns fragile and introduced nonuniformity to the chromatographic bed. The particulate packing material, however, is still a popular type of stationary phase widely used in CEC, as the rich library of HPLC packing material provides a wide range of choices for chromatographic separations performed in electrodriven mode. In this study, we investigated a purely physical fritting method, single particle fritting technology, to immobilize particulate chromatographic material inside capillary tube in a sinter-free manner to produce robust capillary columns. Single particle fritted columns present significantly improved column-to-column reproducibility (n=10) in peak efficiency, retention factor, peak area and asymmetry (%RSD=5.4, 7.7, 6.2 and 6.1, respectively, at 26 kV), enabling their practical application in high throughput parallel analysis using multiple columns. PMID:23261296

  14. Graphitic packing removal tool

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    Meyers, K.E.; Kolsun, G.J.

    1996-12-31

    Graphitic packing removal tools are described for removal of the seal rings in one piece from valves and pumps. The packing removal tool has a cylindrical base ring the same size as the packing ring with a surface finish, perforations, knurling or threads for adhesion to the seal ring. Elongated leg shanks are mounted axially along the circumferential center. A slit or slits permit insertion around shafts. A removal tool follower stabilizes the upper portion of the legs to allow a spanner wrench to be used for insertion and removal.

  15. Graphitic packing removal tool

    DOEpatents

    Meyers, Kurt Edward (Avella, PA); Kolsun, George J. (Pittsburgh, PA)

    1997-01-01

    Graphitic packing removal tools for removal of the seal rings in one piece. he packing removal tool has a cylindrical base ring the same size as the packing ring with a surface finish, perforations, knurling or threads for adhesion to the seal ring. Elongated leg shanks are mounted axially along the circumferential center. A slit or slits permit insertion around shafts. A removal tool follower stabilizes the upper portion of the legs to allow a spanner wrench to be used for insertion and removal.

  16. Graphitic packing removal tool

    DOEpatents

    Meyers, K.E.; Kolsun, G.J.

    1997-11-11

    Graphitic packing removal tools for removal of the seal rings in one piece are disclosed. The packing removal tool has a cylindrical base ring the same size as the packing ring with a surface finish, perforations, knurling or threads for adhesion to the seal ring. Elongated leg shanks are mounted axially along the circumferential center. A slit or slits permit insertion around shafts. A removal tool follower stabilizes the upper portion of the legs to allow a spanner wrench to be used for insertion and removal. 5 figs.

  17. Contexts for Column Addition and Subtraction

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    Lopez Fernandez, Jorge M.; Velazquez Estrella, Aileen

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the authors discuss their approach to column addition and subtraction algorithms. Adapting an original idea of Paul Cobb and Erna Yackel's from "A Contextual Investigation of Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction" related to packing and unpacking candy in a candy factory, the authors provided an analogous context by designing…

  18. Contexts for Column Addition and Subtraction

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    Lopez Fernandez, Jorge M.; Velazquez Estrella, Aileen

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the authors discuss their approach to column addition and subtraction algorithms. Adapting an original idea of Paul Cobb and Erna Yackel's from "A Contextual Investigation of Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction" related to packing and unpacking candy in a candy factory, the authors provided an analogous context by designing

  19. Nasal packing and stenting

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    Weber, Rainer K.

    2011-01-01

    Nasal packs are indispensable in ENT practice. This study reviews current indications, effectiveness and risks of nasal packs and stents. In endoscopic surgery, nasal packs should always have smooth surfaces to minimize mucosal damage, improve wound healing and increase patient comfort. Functional endoscopic endonasal sinus surgery allows the use of modern nasal packs, since pressure is no longer required. So called hemostatic/resorbable materials are a first step in this direction. However, they may lead to adhesions and foreign body reactions in mucosal membranes. Simple occlusion is an effective method for creating a moist milieu for improved wound healing and avoiding dryness. Stenting of the frontal sinus is recommended if surgery fails to produce a wide, physiologically shaped drainage path that is sufficiently covered by intact tissue. PMID:22073095

  20. Experimental investigation on hydrogen cryogenic distillation equipped with package made by ICIT

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    Bornea, A.; Zamfirache, M.; Stefan, L.; Stefanescu, I.; Preda, A.

    2015-03-15

    ICIT (Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies) has used its experience in cryogenic water distillation process to propose a similar process for hydrogen distillation that can be used in detritiation technologies. This process relies on the same packages but a stainless filling is tested instead of the phosphorous bronze filling used for water distillation. This paper presents two types of packages developed for hydrogen distillation, both have a stainless filling but it differs in terms of density, exchange surface and specific volume. Performance data have been obtained on laboratory scale. In order to determine the characteristics of the package, the installation was operated in the total reflux mode, for different flow rate for the liquid. There were made several experiments considering different operating conditions. Samples extracted at the top and bottom of cryogenic distillation column allowed mathematical processing to determine the separation performance. The experiments show a better efficiency for the package whose exchange surface was higher and there were no relevant differences between both packages as the operating pressure of the cryogenic column was increasing. For a complete characterization of the packages, future experiments will be considered to determine performance at various velocities in the column and their correlation with the pressure in the column. We plan further experiments to separate tritium from the mixture of isotopes DT, having in view that our goal is to apply this results to a detritiation plant.

  1. DESIGN SCALE-UP SUITABILITY FOR AIR-STRIPPING COLUMNS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Air-stripping in a packed column is sometimes used to remove volatile organic compounds from contaminated water supplies. Since the design engineer frequently uses data from a pilot air-stripping column to design a full-scale system, the suitability of such design scale-up was in...

  2. Non-planar microfabricated gas chromatography column

    DOEpatents

    Lewis, Patrick R.; Wheeler, David R.

    2007-09-25

    A non-planar microfabricated gas chromatography column comprises a planar substrate having a plurality of through holes, a top lid and a bottom lid bonded to opposite surfaces of the planar substrate, and inlet and outlet ports for injection of a sample gas and elution of separated analytes. A plurality of such planar substrates can be aligned and stacked to provide a longer column length having a small footprint. Furthermore, two or more separate channels can enable multi-channel or multi-dimensional gas chromatography. The through holes preferably have a circular cross section and can be coated with a stationary phase material or packed with a porous packing material. Importantly, uniform stationary phase coatings can be obtained and band broadening can be minimized with the circular channels. A heating or cooling element can be disposed on at least one of the lids to enable temperature programming of the column.

  3. Distillation and Air Stripping Designs for the Lunar Surface

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    Boul, Peter J.; Lange, Kevin E.; Conger, Bruce; Anderson, Molly

    2009-01-01

    Air stripping and distillation are two different gravity-based methods, which may be applied to the purification of wastewater on the lunar base. These gravity-based solutions to water processing are robust physical separation techniques, which may be advantageous to many other techniques for their simplicity in design and operation. The two techniques can be used in conjunction with each other to obtain high purity water. The components and feed compositions for modeling waste water streams are presented in conjunction with the Aspen property system for traditional stage distillation models and air stripping models. While the individual components for each of the waste streams will vary naturally within certain bounds, an analog model for waste water processing is suggested based on typical concentration ranges for these components. Target purity levels for the for recycled water are determined for each individual component based on NASA s required maximum contaminant levels for potable water Distillation processes are modeled separately and in tandem with air stripping to demonstrate the potential effectiveness and utility of these methods in recycling wastewater on the Moon. Optimum parameters such as reflux ratio, feed stage location, and processing rates are determined with respect to the power consumption of the process. Multistage distillation is evaluated for components in wastewater to determine the minimum number of stages necessary for each of 65 components in humidity condensate and urine wastewater mixed streams. Components of the wastewater streams are ranked by Henry s Law Constant and the suitability of air stripping in the purification of wastewater in terms of component removal is evaluated. Scaling factors for distillation and air stripping columns are presented to account for the difference in the lunar gravitation environment. Commercially available distillation and air stripping units which are considered suitable for Exploration Life Support are presented. The advantages to the various designs are summarized with respect to water purity levels, power consumption, and processing rates.

  4. Determination of fluconazole by direct injection of plasma and high performance liquid chromatography with column switching.

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    Li, Z W; Guo, P; Ye, L M; Hong, Z; Wang, Y S

    1994-01-01

    High performance liquid chromatography with column switching has been developed for the determination of fluconazole in plasma. The plasma samples were injected onto a precolumn packed with LiChromprep RP2(25-40 microns) after simple dilution with a solution of 0.2 mol.L-1 acetic acid. Distilled water was used to wash out protein and other polar components in plasma. After switching, the concentrated fluconazole was eluted in the back-flush mode onto a Shimpack CLC-ODS column with methanol--0.2 mol.L-1 ammonium acetate (pH 2.7) (50:50) as mobile phase. Purge solutions were used for clean-up and for regenerating the precolumn. The method showed a good precision and excellent recovery. The detection limit was 0.12 micrograms.ml-1 plasma. The RSD's (intra- and interday) were less than 6.3%. The method has been successfully used to determine bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of fluconazole in Chinese volunteers. PMID:7871997

  5. Comparison of advanced distillation control methods. Third annual report

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    Riggs, J.B.

    1997-07-01

    Detailed dynamic simulations of three industrial distillation columns (a propylene/propane splitter, a xylene/toluene column, and a depropanizer) have been used to study the issue of configuration selection for diagonal PI dual composition controls, feedforward from a feed composition analyzer, and decouplers. Auto Tune Variation (ATV) identification with on-line detuning for setpoint changes was used for tuning the diagonal proportional integral (PI) composition controls. In addition, robustness tests were conducted by inducting reboiler duty upsets. For single composition control, the (L, V) configuration was found to be best. For dual composition control, the optimum configuration changes from one column to another. Moreover, the use of analysis tools, such as RGA, appears to be of little value in identifying the optimum configuration for dual composition control. Using feedforward from a feed composition analyzer and using decouplers are shown to offer significant advantages for certain specific cases.

  6. Suspension column for recovery and separation of substances using ultrasound-assisted retention of bead sorbents.

    PubMed

    Spivakov, Boris Ya; Shkinev, Valeriy M; Danilova, Tatiana V; Knyazkov, Nikolai N; Kurochkin, Vladimir E; Karandashev, Vasiliy K

    2012-12-15

    A novel approach to sorption recovery and separation of different substances is proposed which is based on the use of suspended bead sorbents instead of conventional packed beds of such sorbents. This makes it possible to employ small-sized beads which are trapped in a low-pressure column due to ultrasound-assisted retention, without any frits to hold the sorption material. A flow system including a separation mini-column, named herein a suspension column, has been developed and tested by the studies of solid phase extraction (SPE) of trace metals from bi-distilled water and sea water using a 150-?L column with a silica-based sorbent containing iminodiacetic groups (DIAPAK IDA) and having a grain size of 6 ?m. The adsorption properties of DIAPAK IDA suspension (9.5mg) were evaluated through adsorption/desorption experiments, where the effect of solution pH and eluent on the SPE of trace metals were examined by ICP-MS or ICP-AES measurements. When sample solution was adjusted to pH 8.0 and 1 mol L(-1) nitric acid was used as eluent, very good recoveries of more than 90% were obtained for a number of elements in a single-step extraction. To demonstrate the versatility of the approach proposed and to show another advantage of ultrasonic field (acceleration of sorbate/sorbent interaction), a similar system was used for heterogeneous immunoassays of some antigens in ultrasonic field using agarose sorbents modified by corresponding antibodies. It has been shown that immunoglobulins, chlamidia, and brucellos bacteria can be quantitatively adsorbed on 15-?m sorbent (15 particles in 50 ?L) and directly determined in a 50-?L mini-chamber using fluorescence detection. PMID:23182579

  7. 40 CFR 799.6784 - TSCA water solubility: Column elution method; shake flask method.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... reaction quality should be used to apply the test substance to the carrier material. Double distilled water..., increasing volumes of distilled water at room temperature are added according to the steps shown in Table 2... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false TSCA water solubility: Column...

  8. 40 CFR 799.6784 - TSCA water solubility: Column elution method; shake flask method.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... reaction quality should be used to apply the test substance to the carrier material. Double distilled water..., increasing volumes of distilled water at room temperature are added according to the steps shown in Table 2... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false TSCA water solubility: Column...

  9. Distillation Apparatuses Using Household Items

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    Campanizzi, Danielle R. D.; Mason, Brenda; Hermann, Christine K. F.

    1999-08-01

    A simple apparatus to demonstrate distillation principles can be very difficult to build without the specialty glassware found in chemistry laboratories. We have built inexpensive but effective distillation apparatuses from equipment that can be easily purchased at local department, grocery, or hardware stores. In one apparatus, colored water is heated to boiling and the condensed vapors drip into another container. In another apparatus, acetone is heated to boiling with hot water and the acetone vapors condense onto a Styrofoam cup. The Styrofoam cup is softened by the acetone and collapses. Rubbing alcohol can be used instead of acetone, but the cup is not softened and the boiling point is much higher. Both apparatuses can be used in a classroom. Both are simple, cost-effective ways of demonstrating distillation, evaporation, and condensation. They would be ideal to use in elementary and middle school classrooms when explaining these concepts.

  10. Optimal protocols for nonlocality distillation

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    Hoeyer, Peter; Rashid, Jibran

    2010-10-15

    Forster et al. recently showed that weak nonlocality can be amplified by giving the first protocol that distills a class of nonlocal boxes (NLBs) [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 120401 (2009)] We first show that their protocol is optimal among all nonadaptive protocols. We next consider adaptive protocols. We show that the depth-2 protocol of Allcock et al. [Phys. Rev. A 80, 062107 (2009)] performs better than previously known adaptive depth-2 protocols for all symmetric NLBs. We present a depth-3 protocol that extends the known region of distillable NLBs. We give examples of NLBs for which each of the Forster et al., the Allcock et al., and our protocols perform best. The understanding we develop is that there is no single optimal protocol for NLB distillation. The choice of which protocol to use depends on the noise parameters for the NLB.

  11. Mass transfer model liquid phase catalytic exchange column simulation applicable to any column composition profile

    SciTech Connect

    Busigin, A.

    2015-03-15

    Liquid Phase Catalytic Exchange (LPCE) is a key technology used in water detritiation systems. Rigorous simulation of LPCE is complicated when a column may have both hydrogen and deuterium present in significant concentrations in different sections of the column. This paper presents a general mass transfer model for a homogenous packed bed LPCE column as a set of differential equations describing composition change, and equilibrium equations to define the mass transfer driving force within the column. The model is used to show the effect of deuterium buildup in the bottom of an LPCE column from non-negligible D atom fraction in the bottom feed gas to the column. These types of calculations are important in the design of CECE (Combined Electrolysis and Catalytic Exchange) water detritiation systems.

  12. Theory of random packings

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    Song, Chaoming; Wang, Ping; Makse, Hernn A.

    2010-05-01

    We review a recently proposed theory of random packings. We describe the volume fluctuations in jammed matter through a volume function, amenable to analytical and numerical calculations. We combine an extended statistical mechanics approach `a la Edwards' (where the role traditionally played by the energy and temperature in thermal systems is substituted by the volume and compactivity) with a constraint on mechanical stability imposed by the isostatic condition. We show how such approaches can bring results that can be compared to experiments and allow for an exploitation of the statistical mechanics framework. The key result is the use of a relation between the local Voronoi volume of the constituent grains and the number of neighbors in contact that permits a simple combination of the two approaches to develop a theory of random packings. We predict the density of random loose packing (RLP) and random close packing (RCP) in close agreement with experiments and develop a phase diagram of jammed matter that provides a unifying view of the disordered hard sphere packing problem and further shedding light on a diverse spectrum of data, including the RLP state. Theoretical results are well reproduced by numerical simulations that confirm the essential role played by friction in determining both the RLP and RCP limits. Finally we present an extended discussion on the existence of geometrical and mechanical coordination numbers and how to measure both quantities in experiments and computer simulations.

  13. Solar power water distillation unit

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    Hameed, Kamran; Muzammil Khan, Muhammad; Shahrukh Ateeq, Ijlal; Omair, Syed Muhammad; Ahmer, Muhammad; Wajid, Abdul

    2013-06-01

    Clean drinking water is the basic necessity for every human being, but about 1.1 billion people in the world lacked proper drinking water. There are many different types of water purification processes such as filtration, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet radiation, carbon absorption, but the most reliable processes are distillation and boiling. Water purification, such as distillation, is especially important in regions where water resources or tap water is not suitable for ingesting without boiling or chemical treatment. In design project It treats the water by combining different methods such as Filtration, Distillation and a technique called concentrated solar power (CSP). Distillation is literally the method seen in nature, whereby: the sun heats the water on the earth's surface, the water is turned into a vapor (evaporation) and rises, leaving contaminants behind, to form clouds. As the upper atmosphere drops in temperature the vapors cool and convert back to water to form water. In this project distillation is achieved by using a parabolic mirror which boils water at high temperature. Filtration is done by sand filter and carbon filter. First sand filter catches the sand particles and the carbon filter which has granules of active carbon is used to remove odor dissolved gases from water. This is the Pre-treatment of water. The filtered water is then collected in a water container at a focus of parabolic mirror where distillation process is done. Another important feature of designed project is the solar tracking of a parabolic mirror which increases the efficiency of a parabolic mirror [1],[2].

  14. Extended testing of compression distillation.

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    Bambenek, R. A.; Nuccio, P. P.

    1972-01-01

    During the past eight years, the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center has supported the development of an integrated water and waste management system which includes the compression distillation process for recovering useable water from urine, urinal flush water, humidity condensate, commode flush water, and concentrated wash water. This paper describes the design of the compression distillation unit, developed for this system, and the testing performed to demonstrate its reliability and performance. In addition, this paper summarizes the work performed on pretreatment and post-treatment processes, to assure the recovery of sterile potable water from urine and treated urinal flush water.

  15. Bounds for nonlocality distillation protocols

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    Forster, Manuel

    2011-06-15

    Nonlocality can be quantified by the violation of a Bell inequality. Since this violation may be amplified by local operations, an alternative measure has been proposed--distillable nonlocality. The alternative measure is difficult to calculate exactly due to the double exponential growth of the parameter space. In this paper, we give a way to bound the distillable nonlocality of a resource by the solutions to a related optimization problem. Our upper bounds are exponentially easier to compute than the exact value and are shown to be meaningful in general and tight in some cases.

  16. Radiotracer Imaging of Sediment Columns

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    Moses, W. W.; O'Neil, J. P.; Boutchko, R.; Nico, P. S.; Druhan, J. L.; Vandehey, N. T.

    2010-12-01

    Nuclear medical PET and SPECT cameras routinely image radioactivity concentration of gamma ray emitting isotopes (PET - 511 keV; SPECT - 75-300 keV). We have used nuclear medical imaging technology to study contaminant transport in sediment columns. Specifically, we use Tc-99m (T1/2 = 6 h, E? = 140 keV) and a SPECT camera to image the bacteria mediated reduction of pertechnetate, [Tc(VII)O4]- + Fe(II) ? Tc(IV)O2 + Fe(III). A 45 mL bolus of Tc-99m (32 mCi) labeled sodium pertechnetate was infused into a column (35cm x 10cm ) containing uranium-contaminated subsurface sediment from the Rifle, CO site. A flow rate of 1.25 ml/min of artificial groundwater was maintained in the column. Using a GE Millennium VG camera, we imaged the column for 12 hours, acquiring 44 frames. As the microbes in the sediment were inactive, we expected most of the iron to be Fe(III). The images were consistent with this hypothesis, and the Tc-99m pertechnetate acted like a conservative tracer. Virtually no binding of the Tc-99m was observed, and while the bolus of activity propagated fairly uniformly through the column, some inhomogeneity attributed to sediment packing was observed. We expect that after augmentation by acetate, the bacteria will metabolically reduce Fe(III) to Fe(II), leading to significant Tc-99m binding. Imaging sediment columns using nuclear medicine techniques has many attractive features. Trace quantities of the radiolabeled compounds are used (micro- to nano- molar) and the half-lives of many of these tracers are short (<1 day). This allows multiple measurements to be made on the same column and thus the sediment biology to be monitored non-invasively over time (i.e. after an augmentation has been introduced) and minimizes long-lived radioactive waste. Different parameters can be measured, depending on the tracer type and delivery. A constant infusion of a conservative tracer, such as the positron emitter Br-76 (T1/2= 16.2 hr), measures the exclusion fraction (as a function of position in the column), while a bolus maps the flow velocity as a function of position. A tracer that interacts chemically with the contents of the column (e.g., [99m-Tc(VII)O4]- reduced to 99m-TcO2 by Fe(II) ) yields a map of the chemical environment (e.g., the distribution of Fe(II)). Image of Tc-99m distribution in a column containing Rifle sediment at four times.

  17. Pessimal shapes for packing

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    Kallus, Yoav

    2014-03-01

    The question of which convex shapes leave the most empty space in their densest packing is the subject of Reinhardt's conjecture in two dimensions and Ulam's conjecture in three dimensions. Such conjectures about pessimal packing shapes have proven notoriously difficult to make progress on. I show that the regular heptagon is a local pessimum among all convex shapes, and that the 3D ball is a local pessimum among origin-symmetric shapes. Any shape sufficiently close in the space of shapes to these local pessima can be packed at a greater efficiency than they. In two dimensions and in dimensions above three, the ball is not a local pessimum, so the situation in 3D is unusual and intriguing. I will discuss what conditions conspire to make the 3D ball a local pessimum and whether we can prove that it is also a global pessimum.

  18. Quality improvements of cell membrane chromatographic column.

    PubMed

    Ding, Xuan; Chen, Xiaofei; Cao, Yan; Jia, Dan; Wang, Dongyao; Zhu, Zhenyu; Zhang, Juping; Hong, Zhanying; Chai, Yifeng

    2014-09-12

    Cell Membrane Chromatography (CMC) is a biological affinity chromatographic method using a silica stationary phase covered with specific cell membrane. However, its short life span and poor quality control was highlighted in a lot of research articles. In this study, special attention has been paid to the disruption, cell load and packing procedure in order to improve the quality of the CMC columns. Hereto, two newly established CMC models, HSC-T6/CMC and SMMC-7721/CMC have been developed and used in this research project. The optimization of the abovementioned parameters resulted in a better reproducibility of the retention time of the compound GFT (RSD<10%) and improved significantly the quality of the CMC columns. 3.510(7)cells were the optimal cell load for the preparation of the CMC columns, the disruption condition was optimized to 5 cycles (400W and 20s interval per cycle) by an ultrasonic processor reducing the total time of cell disruption to 1.5min and the packing flow rate was optimized by applying a linear gradient program. Additionally, 4% paraformaldehyde (PFA) was employed to improve the column quality and prolong the column life span. The results showed that the retention time was longer with PFA treated columns than the ones obtained with the control groups. PMID:25115453

  19. Bulk stress distributions in the pore space of sphere-packed beds under Darcy flow conditions.

    PubMed

    Pham, Ngoc H; Voronov, Roman S; Tummala, Naga Rajesh; Papavassiliou, Dimitrios V

    2014-03-01

    In this paper, bulk stress distributions in the pore space of columns packed with spheres are numerically computed with lattice Boltzmann simulations. Three different ideally packed and one randomly packed configuration of the columns are considered under Darcy flow conditions. The stress distributions change when the packing type changes. In the Darcy regime, the normalized stress distribution for a particular packing type is independent of the pressure difference that drives the flow and presents a common pattern. The three parameter (3P) log-normal distribution is found to describe the stress distributions in the randomly packed beds within statistical accuracy. In addition, the 3P log-normal distribution is still valid when highly porous scaffold geometries rather than sphere beds are examined. It is also shown that the 3P log-normal distribution can describe the bulk stress distribution in consolidated reservoir rocks like Berea sandstone. PMID:24730946

  20. Entanglement preservation by continuous distillation

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    Mundarain, D.; Orszag, M.

    2009-05-15

    We study the two-qubit entanglement preservation for a system in the presence of independent thermal baths. We use a combination of filtering operations and distillation protocols as a series of frequent measurements on the system. It is shown that a small fraction of the total amount of available copies of the system preserves or even improves its initial entanglement during the evolution.

  1. Purifying Aluminum by Vacuum Distillation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Du Fresne, E. R.

    1985-01-01

    Proposed method for purifying aluminum employs one-step vacuum distillation. Raw material for process impure aluminum produced in electrolysis of aluminum ore. Impure metal melted in vacuum. Since aluminum has much higher vapor pressure than other constituents, boils off and condenses on nearby cold surfaces in proportions much greater than those of other constituents.

  2. Properties of Distillers Grains Composites

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Interest in renewable biofuel sources has intensified in recent years, leading to greatly increased production of ethanol and its primary coproduct, Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles (DDGS). Consequently, the development of new outlets for DDGS has become crucial to maintaining the economic viab...

  3. Plant transpiration distillation of water

    SciTech Connect

    Virostko, M.K.; Spielberg, J.I.

    1986-01-01

    A project using solar energy and the transpiration of plants for the distillation of water is described. Along with determining which of three plants thrived best growing in a still, the experiment also revealed that the still functioned nearly as well in inclement weather as in fair weather.

  4. Corrosion inhibition for distillation apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Baumert, Kenneth L.; Sagues, Alberto A.; Davis, Burtron H.; Schweighardt, Frank K.

    1985-01-01

    Tower material corrosion in an atmospheric or sub-atmospheric distillation tower in a coal liquefaction process is reduced or eliminated by subjecting chloride-containing tray contents to an appropriate ion-exchange resin to remove chloride from such tray contents materials.

  5. Moving Learning Action Pack.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.

    One of five McDonald's Action Packs, this teacher's guide and activity sheets describe an early childhood-level program that introduces basic movement and guides students and teachers into the process of learning through moving. Basic movement skills necessary for sports and games, gymnastics, and dance are developed through eight themes, each

  6. Nutrition Action Pack.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sockut, Joanne; Stumpe, Stephanie

    One of five McDonald's Action Packs, these instructional materials integrate elementary school-level nutrition education into other disciplines--biology, sociology, physiology, mathematics, and art. Contents include four units consisting of twelve activities. Unit 1, Why You Need Food, is a self-examination of what is needed for growth, health,…

  7. Nutrition Action Pack.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sockut, Joanne; Stumpe, Stephanie

    One of five McDonald's Action Packs, these instructional materials integrate elementary school-level nutrition education into other disciplines--biology, sociology, physiology, mathematics, and art. Contents include four units consisting of twelve activities. Unit 1, Why You Need Food, is a self-examination of what is needed for growth, health,

  8. AUTOmatic Message PACKing Facility

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    2004-07-01

    AUTOPACK is a library that provides several useful features for programs using the Message Passing Interface (MPI). Features included are: 1. automatic message packing facility 2. management of send and receive requests. 3. management of message buffer memory. 4. determination of the number of anticipated messages from a set of arbitrary sends, and 5. deterministic message delivery for testing purposes.

  9. Economics Action Pack.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McDonald's Corp., Oak Brook, IL.

    One of five McDonald's Action Packs, this learning package introduces intermediate grade students to basic economic concepts. The fourteen activities include the topics of consumption (4 activities), production (5), the market system (3), a pretest, and a posttest. Specific titles under consumption include The Wonderful Treasure Tree (introduction

  10. DIY Fraction Pack.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Graham, Alan; Graham, Louise

    2003-01-01

    Describes a very successful attempt to teach fractions to year 5 pupils based on pupils making their own fraction pack. Children decided for themselves how to make the fractional slices used in the activity using colored cardboard sheets and templates of a paper circle consisting of 24 equal slices. (Author/NB)

  11. Green chemical engineering aspects of reactive distillation.

    PubMed

    Malone, Michael F; Huss, Robert S; Doherty, Michael F

    2003-12-01

    Reactive or catalytic distillation technology combines chemical synthesis steps with separations by distillation. This combination can lead to intensified, high-efficiency process systems with significant green engineering attributes. New applications and understanding have prompted growth in the use of reactive distillation for a variety of chemical syntheses, especially esterifications and etherifications involving oxygenated hydrocarbons. We describe several applications and the potential and tradeoffs for reactive distillation technology in the context of green engineering principles. PMID:14700316

  12. Determination of benzene and toluene in soils and plant material by azeotropic distillation

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    Kozloski, R.P.

    1985-01-01

    The suspected dumping of gasoline near a garden resulted in the need for a method that would measure trace amounts of benzene and toluene in both soil and plant samples. In this report the authors show that a method involving methanolic extraction and azeotropic distillation is a highly sensitive technique that eliminated the contamination of the GC column by non-volatile material.

  13. 27 CFR 19.301 - Distillation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Distillation. 19.301 Section 19.301 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT... of Spirits 19.301 Distillation. The distillation of spirits must be done in a continuous...

  14. 27 CFR 19.301 - Distillation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Distillation. 19.301 Section 19.301 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT... of Spirits 19.301 Distillation. The distillation of spirits must be done in a continuous...

  15. 27 CFR 19.301 - Distillation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Distillation. 19.301 Section 19.301 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT... of Spirits 19.301 Distillation. The distillation of spirits must be done in a continuous...

  16. 27 CFR 19.316 - Distillation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Distillation. 19.316 Section 19.316 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANTS Production 19.316 Distillation. The...

  17. 27 CFR 19.301 - Distillation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Distillation. 19.301 Section 19.301 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT... of Spirits 19.301 Distillation. The distillation of spirits must be done in a continuous...

  18. Cascade Distillation Subsystem Development: Progress Toward a Distillation Comparison Test

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    Callahan, M. R.; Lubman, A.; Pickering, Karen D.

    2009-01-01

    Recovery of potable water from wastewater is essential for the success of long-duration manned missions to the Moon and Mars. Honeywell International and a team from NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) are developing a wastewater processing subsystem that is based on centrifugal vacuum distillation. The wastewater processor, referred to as the Cascade Distillation Subsystem (CDS), utilizes an innovative and efficient multistage thermodynamic process to produce purified water. The rotary centrifugal design of the system also provides gas/liquid phase separation and liquid transport under microgravity conditions. A five-stage subsystem unit has been designed, built, delivered and integrated into the NASA JSC Advanced Water Recovery Systems Development Facility for performance testing. A major test objective of the project is to demonstrate the advancement of the CDS technology from the breadboard level to a subsystem level unit. An initial round of CDS performance testing was completed in fiscal year (FY) 2008. Based on FY08 testing, the system is now in development to support an Exploration Life Support (ELS) Project distillation comparison test expected to begin in early 2009. As part of the project objectives planned for FY09, the system will be reconfigured to support the ELS comparison test. The CDS will then be challenged with a series of human-gene-rated waste streams representative of those anticipated for a lunar outpost. This paper provides a description of the CDS technology, a status of the current project activities, and data on the system s performance to date.

  19. Radial heterogeneity of some analytical columns used in high-performance liquid chromatography

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    Mriziq, Khaled S; Guiochon, Georges A

    2009-01-01

    An on-column electrochemical microdetector was used to determine accurately the radial distribution of the mobile phase velocity and of the column efficiency at the exit of three common analytical columns, namely a 100 mm x 4.6 mm C18 bonded silica-based monolithic column, a 150 mm x 4.6 mm column packed with 2.7 {micro}m porous shell particles of C18 bonded silica (HALO), and a 150 mm x 4.6 mm column packed with 3 {micro}m fully porous C18 bonded silica particles (LUNA). The results obtained demonstrate that all three columns are not radially homogeneous. In all three cases, the efficiency was found to be lower in the wall region of the column than in its core region (the central core with a radius of 1/3 the column inner radius). The decrease in local efficiency from the core to the wall regions was lower in the case of the monolith (ca. 25%) than in that of the two particle-packed columns (ca. 35-50%). The mobile phase velocity was found to be ca. 1.5% higher in the wall than in the core region of the monolithic column while, in contrast, it was ca. 2.5-4.0% lower in the wall region for the two particle-packed columns.

  20. Influence of column design on process-scale ion-exchange chromatography.

    PubMed

    Levison, P R; Hopkins, A K; Hathi, P

    1999-12-31

    The performance of two new designs of pump-packed axial flow process chromatography columns have been evaluated for the preparative anion-exchange chromatography of hen egg-white proteins using Whatman Express-Ion Exchanger Q. A 16 1 Side-Pack column and a 24 1 IsoPak column containing Express-Ion Q were used in this study. In each case ca. 20 1 feedstock containing 5-7 g protein/l, was applied per litre packed bed at flow-rates of ca. 150 and 300 cm/h. In each case the ovalbumin binding capacity was ca. 70 g/l packed bed with ca. 100% (w/w) recovery of applied protein. A clean-in-place procedure involving storage in 0.5 M NaOH was effective in maintaining chromatographic performance in all cases. These data were consistent with our previous work using the more traditionally configured slurry-packed axial flow columns. Each of these column designs were easy to use facilitating rapid packing with this adsorbent and in the case of IsoPak rapid pump unpacking. The introduction of these column designs significantly improves the task of column packing, hitherto a labour intensive, physically demanding and potentially unreproducible process. PMID:10674926

  1. CT appearance of omental packs

    SciTech Connect

    Sefczek, R.J.; Lupetin, A.R.; Beckman, I.; Dash, N.

    1985-08-01

    Liver lacerations may be surgically treated by using the omentum as packing. A radiologist can differentiate potential postoperative complications, such as abscess, hematoma, and biloma, from these packs on computed tomographic scans by noting attenuation values.

  2. Assisted Distillation of Quantum Coherence

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    Chitambar, E.; Streltsov, A.; Rana, S.; Bera, M. N.; Adesso, G.; Lewenstein, M.

    2016-02-01

    We introduce and study the task of assisted coherence distillation. This task arises naturally in bipartite systems where both parties work together to generate the maximal possible coherence on one of the subsystems. Only incoherent operations are allowed on the target system, while general local quantum operations are permitted on the other; this is an operational paradigm that we call local quantum-incoherent operations and classical communication. We show that the asymptotic rate of assisted coherence distillation for pure states is equal to the coherence of assistance, an analog of the entanglement of assistance, whose properties we characterize. Our findings imply a novel interpretation of the von Neumann entropy: it quantifies the maximum amount of extra quantum coherence a system can gain when receiving assistance from a collaborative party. Our results are generalized to coherence localization in a multipartite setting and possible applications are discussed.

  3. Reactive distillation and kinetic azeotropy

    SciTech Connect

    Rev, E. . Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1994-09-01

    The general pattern of trajectories of equilibrium distillation with nonequilibrium reversible reaction in the liquid phase is discussed. In some cases there is a continuous line of singular points belonging to different ratios of the evaporation rate and the reaction rate. These points are the kinetic azeotropes. When this line has a common intersection point with the hypersurface of chemical equilibrium, then the evaporation ratio approaches zero at the intersection point and the equilibrium reactive azeotrope, described by Barbosa and Doherty, exists there. The continuation of the kinetic azeotropy line after crossing the equilibrium surface is not a set of singular points. The stationary point of reactive distillation can be controlled, along the line of kinetic azeotropy, by the evaporation ratio.

  4. Assisted Distillation of Quantum Coherence.

    PubMed

    Chitambar, E; Streltsov, A; Rana, S; Bera, M N; Adesso, G; Lewenstein, M

    2016-02-19

    We introduce and study the task of assisted coherence distillation. This task arises naturally in bipartite systems where both parties work together to generate the maximal possible coherence on one of the subsystems. Only incoherent operations are allowed on the target system, while general local quantum operations are permitted on the other; this is an operational paradigm that we call local quantum-incoherent operations and classical communication. We show that the asymptotic rate of assisted coherence distillation for pure states is equal to the coherence of assistance, an analog of the entanglement of assistance, whose properties we characterize. Our findings imply a novel interpretation of the von Neumann entropy: it quantifies the maximum amount of extra quantum coherence a system can gain when receiving assistance from a collaborative party. Our results are generalized to coherence localization in a multipartite setting and possible applications are discussed. PMID:26943512

  5. Consideration of grain packing in granular iron treatability studies.

    PubMed

    Firdous, R; Devlin, J F

    2014-08-01

    Commercial granular iron (GI) is light steel that is used in Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs). Investigations into the reactivity of GI have focused on its chemical nature and relatively little direct work has been done to account for the effects of grain shape and packing. Both of these factors are expected to influence available grain surface area, which is known to correlate to reactivity. Commercial granular iron grains are platy and therefore pack in preferential orientations that could affect solution access to the surface. Three packing variations were investigated using Connelly Iron and trichloroethylene (TCE). Experimental kinetic data showed reaction rates 2-4 times higher when grains were packed with long axes preferentially parallel to flow (VP) compared to packings with long axes preferentially perpendicular to flow (HP) or randomly arranged (RP). The variations were found to be explainable by variations in reactive sorption capacities, i.e., sorption to sites where chemical transformations took place. The possibility that the different reactive sorption capacities were related to physical pore-scale differences was assessed by conducting an image analysis of the pore structure of sectioned columns. The analyses suggested that pore-scale factors - in particular the grain surface availability, reflected in the sorption capacity terms of the kinetic model used - could only account for a fraction of the observed reactivity differences between packing types. It is concluded that packing does affect observable reaction rates but that micro-scale features on the grain surfaces, rather than the pore scale characteristics, account for most of the apparent reactivity differences. This result suggests that treatability tests should consider the packing of columns carefully if they are to mimic field performance of PRBs to the greatest extent possible. PMID:25005796

  6. Consideration of grain packing in granular iron treatability studies

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Firdous, R.; Devlin, J. F.

    2014-08-01

    Commercial granular iron (GI) is light steel that is used in Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs). Investigations into the reactivity of GI have focused on its chemical nature and relatively little direct work has been done to account for the effects of grain shape and packing. Both of these factors are expected to influence available grain surface area, which is known to correlate to reactivity. Commercial granular iron grains are platy and therefore pack in preferential orientations that could affect solution access to the surface. Three packing variations were investigated using Connelly Iron and trichloroethylene (TCE). Experimental kinetic data showed reaction rates 2-4 times higher when grains were packed with long axes preferentially parallel to flow (VP) compared to packings with long axes preferentially perpendicular to flow (HP) or randomly arranged (RP). The variations were found to be explainable by variations in reactive sorption capacities, i.e., sorption to sites where chemical transformations took place. The possibility that the different reactive sorption capacities were related to physical pore-scale differences was assessed by conducting an image analysis of the pore structure of sectioned columns. The analyses suggested that pore-scale factors - in particular the grain surface availability, reflected in the sorption capacity terms of the kinetic model used - could only account for a fraction of the observed reactivity differences between packing types. It is concluded that packing does affect observable reaction rates but that micro-scale features on the grain surfaces, rather than the pore scale characteristics, account for most of the apparent reactivity differences. This result suggests that treatability tests should consider the packing of columns carefully if they are to mimic field performance of PRBs to the greatest extent possible.

  7. Quantum Nonlocal Boxes Exhibit Stronger Distillability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rashid, Jibran; Hoyer, Peter

    2012-02-01

    Given the apparent limited distillability of nonlocal boxes (NLBs), we initiate a study of the distillation of correlations for NLBs that output quantum states rather than classical bits. We propose a new non-adaptive protocol for nonlocality distillation which asymptotically distills correlated quantum nonlocal boxes to the value 3.098, whereas in contrast, the optimal non-adaptive parity protocol for classical NLBs asymptotically distills to the value 3.0. The protocol is also proven to be an optimal non-adaptive protocol for 1, 2 and 3 copies by formulating nonlocality distillation as a semi-definite programming optimization problem. Even if we restrict out attention to non-adaptive protocols, qNLBs offer improved distillation over NLBs. A generalization of our SDP approach that allows for adaptive protocols may reveal a similar improvement in general. This may imply distillability for nonlocal correlations that are currently not known to be distillable. As a consequence of the work on nonlocality distillation we provide numerical evidence that correlations with non-trivial marginals which are not known to satisfy the macroscopic locality principle may be distillable even when corresponding correlations with trivial marginals are not.

  8. Mini-columns for Conducting Breakthrough Experiments. Design and Construction

    SciTech Connect

    Dittrich, Timothy M.; Reimus, Paul William; Ware, Stuart Douglas

    2015-06-11

    Experiments with moderately and strongly sorbing radionuclides (i.e., U, Cs, Am) have shown that sorption between experimental solutions and traditional column materials must be accounted for to accurately determine stationary phase or porous media sorption properties (i.e., sorption site density, sorption site reaction rate coefficients, and partition coefficients or Kd values). This report details the materials and construction of mini-columns for use in breakthrough columns to allow for accurate measurement and modeling of sorption parameters. Material selection, construction techniques, wet packing of columns, tubing connections, and lessons learned are addressed.

  9. Better sieve tray. Add packing

    SciTech Connect

    Salem, A.B.S.H.; Alsaygh, A.A.

    1988-05-01

    Some conclusions from the authors' investigation are as follows: Packing on sieve trays significantly improves mass transfer by increasing interfacial area. Packing increases the average degree of separation of sieve tray tower more than 20%. Stacked stainless steel packing of 11.5 cm height gave the highest purity. Optimum height may be about 10 cm for our tower. A pressure drop increase of about 30% results in the case of using packing. Using packing gives an increase of 21% in the overall tower efficiency and 22.5% in the Murphree efficiency of the vapor phase.

  10. High-temperature separation with polymer-coated fiber in packed capillary gas chromatography.

    PubMed

    Saito, Yoshihiro; Ogawa, Mitsuhiro; Imaizumi, Motohiro; Ban, Kazuhiro; Abe, Akira; Takeichi, Tsutomu; Wada, Hiroo; Jinno, Kiyokatsu

    2005-06-01

    High-temperature gas chromatographic separation of several synthetic polymer mixtures with Dexsil-coated fiber-packed columns was studied. A bundle of heat-resistant filaments, Zylon, was longitudinally packed into a short metal capillary, followed by the conventional coating process with Dexsil 300 material. Prior to the packing process the metal capillary was deactivated by the formation of a silica layer. The typical size of the resulting column was 0.3-mm i.d., 0.5-mm o.d., 1-m length, and packed with about 170 filaments of the Dexsil-coated Zylon. The column temperature could be elevated up to 450 degrees C owing to the good thermal stability of the fiber, Dexsil coating, and metal capillary; furthermore, this allowed the separation of low-volatile compounds to be studied. PMID:15933854

  11. Enabling Microliquid Chromatography by Microbead Packing of Microchannels

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Balvin, Manuel; Zheng, Yun

    2014-01-01

    The microbead packing is the critical element required in the success of on-chip microfabrication of critical microfluidic components for in-situ analysis and detection of chiral amino acids. In order for microliquid chromatography to occur, there must be a stationary phase medium within the microchannel that interacts with the analytes present within flowing fluid. The stationary phase media are the microbeads packed by the process discussed in this work. The purpose of the microliquid chromatography is to provide a lightweight, low-volume, and low-power element to separate amino acids and their chiral partners efficiently to understand better the origin of life. In order to densely pack microbeads into the microchannels, a liquid slurry of microbeads was created. Microbeads were extracted from a commercially available high-performance liquid chromatography column. The silica beads extracted were 5 microns in diameter, and had surface coating of phenyl-hexyl. These microbeads were mixed with a 200- proof ethanol solution to create a microbead slurry with the right viscosity for packing. A microfilter is placed at the outlet via of the microchannel and the slurry is injected, then withdrawn across a filter using modified syringes. After each injection, the channel is flushed with ethanol to enhance packing. This cycle is repeated numerous times to allow for a tightly packed channel of microbeads. Typical microbead packing occurs in the macroscale into tubes or channels by using highly pressurized systems. Moreover, these channels are typically long and straight without any turns or curves. On the other hand, this method of microbead packing is completed within a microchannel 75 micrometers in diameter. Moreover, the microbead packing is completed into a serpentine type microchannel, such that it maximizes microchannel length within a microchip. Doing so enhances the interactions of the analytes with the microbeads to separate efficiently amino acids and amino acid enantiomers.

  12. Enabling Microliquid Chromatography by Microbead Packing of Microchannels

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Balvin, Manuel; Zheng, Yun

    2013-01-01

    The microbead packing is the critical element required in the success of on-chip microfabrication of critical microfluidic components for in-situ analysis and detection of chiral amino acids. In order for microliquid chromatography to occur, there must be a stationary phase medium within the microchannel that interacts with the analytes present within flowing fluid. The stationary phase media are the microbeads packed by the process discussed in this work. The purpose of the microliquid chromatography is to provide a lightweight, low-volume, and low-power element to separate amino acids and their chiral partners efficiently to understand better the origin of life. In order to densely pack microbeads into the microchannels, a liquid slurry of microbeads was created. Microbeads were extracted from a commercially available high-performance liquid chromatography column. The silica beads extracted were 5 microns in diameter, and had surface coating of phenyl-hexyl. These microbeads were mixed with a 200- proof ethanol solution to create a microbead slurry with the right viscosity for packing. A microfilter is placed at the outlet via of the microchannel and the slurry is injected, then withdrawn across a filter using modified syringes. After each injection, the channel is flushed with ethanol to enhance packing. This cycle is repeated numerous times to allow for a tightly packed channel of microbeads. Typical microbead packing occurs in the macroscale into tubes or channels by using highly pressurized systems. Moreover, these channels are typically long and straight without any turns or curves. On the other hand, this method of microbead packing is completed within a microchannel 75 micrometers in diameter. Moreover, the microbead packing is completed into a serpentine type microchannel, such that it maximizes microchannel length within a microchip. Doing so enhances the interactions of the analytes with the microbeads to separate efficiently amino acids and amino acid enantiomers.

  13. Vapor Compression Distillation Flight Experiment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hutchens, Cindy F.

    2002-01-01

    One of the major requirements associated with operating the International Space Station is the transportation -- space shuttle and Russian Progress spacecraft launches - necessary to re-supply station crews with food and water. The Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD) Flight Experiment, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is a full-scale demonstration of technology being developed to recycle crewmember urine and wastewater aboard the International Space Station and thereby reduce the amount of water that must be re-supplied. Based on results of the VCD Flight Experiment, an operational urine processor will be installed in Node 3 of the space station in 2005.

  14. Consolidatable gravel pack method

    SciTech Connect

    Friedman, R.H.; Surles, B.W.

    1989-01-31

    A method is described for forming a consolidated gravel pack in a washed-out cavity adjacent to a producing well penetrating a subterranean oil formation comprising the steps of: (a) forming a quantity of resin coated gravel comprising granular mineral particles including gravel, the gravel particles being coated with a resin fluid containing a polymerizable oligomer of furfuryl alcohol resin, a catalyst comprising an oil soluble, very slightly water soluble organic acid and an ester of a weak organic acid to consume water produced by the polymerization of resin, the polymer coated gravel comprising a sticky solid material; (b) preparing an aqueous saline carrier fluid comprising water which is from 70 to 100% saturated with sodium chloride; (c) suspending the resin-coated gravel in the carrier fluid, forming a fluid mixture of resin-coated gravel and carrier fluid; (d) introducing the fluid mixture comprising the resin coated gravel particles suspended in the aqueous saline carrier fluid into the washed-out cavity of the formation adjacent to the producing well and shutting in the well for sufficient period of time to allow polymerization of the resin, forming the permeable gravel pack in the washed-out cavity of the formation.

  15. Evaluating two process scale chromatography column header designs using CFD.

    PubMed

    Johnson, Chris; Natarajan, Venkatesh; Antoniou, Chris

    2014-01-01

    Chromatography is an indispensable unit operation in the downstream processing of biomolecules. Scaling of chromatographic operations typically involves a significant increase in the column diameter. At this scale, the flow distribution within a packed bed could be severely affected by the distributor design in process scale columns. Different vendors offer process scale columns with varying design features. The effect of these design features on the flow distribution in packed beds and the resultant effect on column efficiency and cleanability needs to be properly understood in order to prevent unpleasant surprises on scale-up. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) provides a cost-effective means to explore the effect of various distributor designs on process scale performance. In this work, we present a CFD tool that was developed and validated against experimental dye traces and tracer injections. Subsequently, the tool was employed to compare and contrast two commercially available header designs. PMID:24616438

  16. Quantum macroscopicity versus distillation of macroscopic superpositions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yadin, Benjamin; Vedral, Vlatko

    2015-08-01

    We suggest a way to quantify a type of macroscopic entanglement via distillation of Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states by local operations and classical communication. We analyze how this relates to an existing measure of quantum macroscopicity based on the quantum Fisher information in several examples. Both cluster states and Kitaev surface code states are found to not be macroscopically quantum but can be distilled into macroscopic superpositions. We look at these distillation protocols in more detail and ask whether they are robust to perturbations. One key result is that one-dimensional cluster states are not distilled robustly but higher-dimensional cluster states are.

  17. Distillation of liquid fuels by thermogravimetry

    SciTech Connect

    Huang, He; Wang, Keyu; Wang, Shaojie; Klein, M.T.; Calkins, W.H.

    1996-12-31

    In this paper, design and operation of a custom-built thermogravimetric apparatus for the distillation of liquid fuels are reported. Using a sensitive balance with scale of 0.001 g and ASTM distillation glassware, several petroleum and petroleum-derived samples have been analyzed by the thermogravimetric distillation method. When the ASTM distillation glassware is replaced by a micro-scale unit, sample size could be reduced from 100 g to 5-10 g. A computer program has been developed to transfer the data into a distillation plot, e.g. Weight Percent Distilled vs. Boiling Point. It also generates a report on the characteristic distillation parameters, such as, IBP (Initial Boiling Point), FBP (Final Boiling Point), and boiling point at 50 wt% distilled. Comparison of the boiling point distributions determined by TG (thermogravimetry) with those by SimDis GC (Simulated-Distillation Gas Chromatography) on two liquid fuel samples (i.e. a decanted oil and a filtered crude oil) are also discussed in this paper.

  18. TCAP HYDROGEN ISOTOPE SEPARATION USING PALLADIUM AND INVERSE COLUMNS

    SciTech Connect

    Heung, L.; Sessions, H.; Xiao, S.

    2010-08-31

    The Thermal Cycling Absorption Process (TCAP) was further studied with a new configuration. Previous configuration used a palladium packed column and a plug flow reverser (PFR). This new configuration uses an inverse column to replace the PFR. The goal was to further improve performance. Both configurations were experimentally tested. The results showed that the new configuration increased the throughput by a factor of more than 2.

  19. A comparison study of commercially-available column flotation technologies

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    Honaker, R.Q.; Mohanty, M.K.; Paul, B.C.; Ho, K.

    1994-12-31

    A direct comparison of three commercially-available column flotation technologies, i.e., Jameson Cell, Microcel, and Packed-Column, has been conducted using a {minus}100 mesh Illinois No. 5 flotation feed coal sample. The separation performance of each flotation technology was optimized and their performance levels compared on the basis of both ash rejection, sulfur rejection, and throughput capacities. A parametric study using a statistically-designed experimental program was conducted to optimize the critical operating parameter values of each column. The ultimate performance curves for each column were generated by conducting additional tests using the optimized operating parameter values. The throughput capacity of each flotation cell was determined by conducting tests over a range of feed rates at the maximum superficial gas rate while maintaining the other parameters at their optimum values. The separation performance achieved by each of the three flotation cells was found to be comparable to the idealistic flotation performance predicted by release analysis. However, the fraction of wash water reporting to tailings (bias factor) was found to be critical in achieving the near idealistic performance. The bias factor required for the Packed-Column was found to be less than that required by the other two flotation cells. The sulfur rejection achieved by the Microcel and the Packed-Column were found to be greater than that achieved by the Jameson Cell and all three produced sulfur rejections exceeding the values obtained from release analysis. The throughput capacity, on the other hand, differed among the three flotation columns. The Jameson Cell and the Microcel were found to have comparable throughput capacities while the Packed-Column was found to have a lower capacity.

  20. A new procedure for the determination of distillation temperature distribution of high-boiling petroleum products and fractions.

    PubMed

    Boczkaj, Grzegorz; Przyjazny, Andrzej; Kami?ski, Marian

    2011-03-01

    The distribution of distillation temperatures of liquid and semi-fluid products, including petroleum fractions and products, is an important process and practical parameter. It provides information on properties of crude oil and content of particular fractions, classified on the basis of their boiling points, as well as the optimum conditions of atmospheric or vacuum distillation. At present, the distribution of distillation temperatures is often investigated by simulated distillation (SIMDIS) using capillary gas chromatography (CGC) with a short capillary column with polydimethylsiloxane as the stationary phase. This paper presents the results of investigations on the possibility of replacing currently used CGC columns for SIMDIS with a deactivated fused silica capillary tube without any stationary phase. The SIMDIS technique making use of such an empty fused silica column allows a considerable lowering of elution temperature of the analytes, which results in a decrease of the final oven temperature while ensuring a complete separation of the mixture. This eliminates the possibility of decomposition of less thermally stable mixture components and bleeding of the stationary phase which would result in an increase of the detector signal. It also improves the stability of the baseline, which is especially important in the determination of the end point of elution, which is the basis for finding the final temperature of distillation. This is the key parameter for the safety process of hydrocracking, where an excessively high final temperature of distillation of a batch can result in serious damage to an expensive catalyst bed. This paper compares the distribution of distillation temperatures of the fraction from vacuum distillation of petroleum obtained using SIMDIS with that obtained by the proposed procedure. A good agreement between the two procedures was observed. In addition, typical values of elution temperatures of n-paraffin standards obtained by the two procedures were compared. Finally, the agreement between boiling points of polar compounds determined from their retention times and actual boiling points was investigated. PMID:21153592

  1. Method for dense packing discovery.

    PubMed

    Kallus, Yoav; Elser, Veit; Gravel, Simon

    2010-11-01

    The problem of packing a system of particles as densely as possible is foundational in the field of discrete geometry and is a powerful model in the material and biological sciences. As packing problems retreat from the reach of solution by analytic constructions, the importance of an efficient numerical method for conducting de novo (from-scratch) searches for dense packings becomes crucial. In this paper, we use the divide and concur framework to develop a general search method for the solution of periodic constraint problems, and we apply it to the discovery of dense periodic packings. An important feature of the method is the integration of the unit-cell parameters with the other packing variables in the definition of the configuration space. The method we present led to previously reported improvements in the densest-known tetrahedron packing. Here, we use the method to reproduce the densest-known lattice sphere packings and the best-known lattice kissing arrangements in up to 14 and 11 dimensions, respectively, providing numerical evidence for their optimality. For nonspherical particles, we report a dense packing of regular four-dimensional simplices with density ϕ=128/219≈0.5845 and with a similar structure to the densest-known tetrahedron packing. PMID:21230619

  2. Substituted Septithiophenes with End Groups of Different Size: Packing and Frustration in Bulk and Thin Films.

    PubMed

    de Jeu, Wim H; Rahimi, Khosrow; Ziener, Ulrich; Vill, Roman; Herzig, Eva M; Mller-Buschbaum, Peter; Mller, Martin; Mourran, Ahmed

    2016-02-16

    We report on three different liquid crystalline compounds with a central septithiophene core and alkylated end groups of strongly increasing bulkiness. In principle, the thiophene cores prefer to pack parallel to optimize their ?-? interactions, which becomes sterically impossible for the bulkier end groups. Using X-ray diffraction, we find that the way out of this packing dilemma is toward liquid-crystal phases of higher dimensionality in the order smectic ? columnar ? bicontinuous cubic. For the smectic phase, packing in a monolayer is no problem; for the other ones packing considerations become more stringent in films due to the boundaries. Surface X-ray techniques and atomic force microscopy indicate an appreciable difference between monolayer and three-layer films, in which the monolayers appear to escape from packing frustration by generating superstructures. We propose a basic structure of columns parallel to the substrate that provides a compromise between preserving some ?-? interactions and packing the bulky alkyl groups. PMID:26807677

  3. 40 CFR 721.4500 - Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues. 721.4500 Section 721.4500 Protection of Environment... residues and ethylamine distillation residues. (a) Chemical substances and significant new use subject...

  4. Column Liquid Chromatography.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Majors, Ronald E.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Reviews literature covering developments of column liquid chromatography during 1982-83. Areas considered include: books and reviews; general theory; columns; instrumentation; detectors; automation and data handling; multidimensional chromatographic and column switching techniques; liquid-solid chromatography; normal bonded-phase, reversed-phase,

  5. Operational parameters for packed beds in solid-state cultivation.

    PubMed

    Gumbira-Sa'id, E; Greenfield, P F; Mitchell, D A; Doelle, H W

    1993-01-01

    Packed bed cultivation systems have potential for widespread application in solid-state cultivation (SSC), but they are poorly characterized. The effects of particle size and substrate loading on the growth of Rhizopus oligosporus on sago-beads in packed bed bioreactors were investigated. Pressure drop and protein were monitored as indicators of fungal growth in cultivations performed in a large column (4.9 cm internal diameter and 60 cm height) and a system of small columns (4.2 cm internal diameter and 5.2 cm height). The differential pressure drop increased to a maximum between 34 and 44 h and then decreased again. The maximum differential pressure drop attained was greatest for the smallest particle size and for the lower substrate loadings. However, since the protein content continued to increase throughout the cultivation, pressure drop could not be used to monitor growth directly. PMID:14545680

  6. Recycling of Waste Acetone by Fractional Distillation

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    Weires, Nicholas A.; Johnston, Aubrey; Warner, Don L.; McCormick, Michael M.; Hammond, Karen; McDougal, Owen M.

    2011-01-01

    Distillation is a ubiquitous technique in the undergraduate organic chemistry curriculum; the technique dates back to ca. 3500 B.C.E. With the emergence of green chemistry in the 1990s, the importance of emphasizing responsible waste management practices for future scientists is paramount. Combining the practice of distillation with the message…

  7. Distillation of Bell states in open systems

    SciTech Connect

    Isasi, E.; Mundarain, D.

    2010-04-15

    In this work we show that the distillation protocol proposed by P. Chen et al. [Phys. Rev. A 54, 3824 (1996)] allows one to distill Bell states at any time for a system evolving in vacuum and prepared in an initial singlet. It is also shown that the same protocol, applied in nonzero temperature thermal baths, yields a considerable recovering of entanglement.

  8. Recycling of Waste Acetone by Fractional Distillation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weires, Nicholas A.; Johnston, Aubrey; Warner, Don L.; McCormick, Michael M.; Hammond, Karen; McDougal, Owen M.

    2011-01-01

    Distillation is a ubiquitous technique in the undergraduate organic chemistry curriculum; the technique dates back to ca. 3500 B.C.E. With the emergence of green chemistry in the 1990s, the importance of emphasizing responsible waste management practices for future scientists is paramount. Combining the practice of distillation with the message

  9. Potential bleaching techniques for corn distillers grains

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The ethanol industry is booming, and extensive research is now being pursued to develop alternative uses for distillers dried grains (DDG) and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), coproducts of the ethanol production process. Currently, DDG and DDGS are used exclusively as livestock feed. P...

  10. 27 CFR 24.216 - Distilling material.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Distilling material. 24.216 Section 24.216 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS WINE Production of Other Than Standard Wine § 24.216 Distilling material. Wine may be produced on bonded...

  11. 27 CFR 24.216 - Distilling material.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Distilling material. 24.216 Section 24.216 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ALCOHOL WINE Production of Other Than Standard Wine § 24.216 Distilling material. Wine may be produced on bonded...

  12. Packing Products: Polystyrene vs. Cornstarch

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    Starr, Suzanne

    2009-01-01

    Packing materials such as polystyrene take thousands of years to decompose, whereas packing peanuts made from cornstarch, which some companies are now using, can serve the same purpose, but dissolve in water. The author illustrates this point to her class one rainy day using the sculptures students made from polystyrene and with the cornstarch

  13. Packing Products: Polystyrene vs. Cornstarch

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Starr, Suzanne

    2009-01-01

    Packing materials such as polystyrene take thousands of years to decompose, whereas packing peanuts made from cornstarch, which some companies are now using, can serve the same purpose, but dissolve in water. The author illustrates this point to her class one rainy day using the sculptures students made from polystyrene and with the cornstarch…

  14. Entanglement distillation from Gaussian input states

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    Takahashi, Hiroki; Neergaard-Nielsen, Jonas S.; Takeuchi, Makoto; Takeoka, Masahiro; Hayasaka, Kazuhiro; Furusawa, Akira; Sasaki, Masahide

    2010-03-01

    Entanglement distillation is an essential protocol for long-distance quantum communications, typically for extending the range of quantum key distribution. In the field of continuous variable quantum information processing, quantum as well as classical information is encoded in the light field quadratures, often in the form of Gaussian states. However, distillation from Gaussian input states has not yet been accomplished. It is made difficult by a prominent no-go theorem stating that no Gaussian operation can distill Gaussian states. Here we demonstrate, for the first time, such distillation from Gaussian input states, realized by the implementation of non-Gaussian operations. By subtracting one or two photons, a large gain of entanglement was observed. For two photons, Gaussian-like entanglement was also improved. Other than quantum key distribution, this distilled entanglement can also be used for downstream applications such as high-fidelity quantum teleportation and a loophole-free Bell test.

  15. Quality evaluation of agricultural distillates using different types of electronic noses

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    Dymerski, Tomasz; Gebicki, Jacek; Namie?nik, Jacek

    2014-08-01

    The paper presents the results of investigation on quality evaluation of agricultural distillates using a prototype of electronic nose instrument and a commercial electronic nose of Fast/Flash GC type- HERACLES II. The prototype was equipped with TGS type semiconductor sensors. HERACLES II included two chromatographic columns with different polarity of stationary phase and two FID detectors. In case of the prototype volatile fraction of the agricultural distillate was prepared via barbotage process, whereas HERACLES II analysed the headspace fraction. Classification of the samples into three quality classes was performed using: quadratic discriminant function (QDA), supported with cross-validation method. Over 95% correct classification of the agricultural distillates into particular quality classes was observed for the analyses with HERACLES II. The prototype of electronic nose provided correct classification at the level of 70%.

  16. Solvent screening study and conceptual extractive distillation process to produce anhydrous ethanol from fermentation broth

    SciTech Connect

    Lee, F-M.; Pahl, R.H.

    1985-01-01

    This solvent screening study indicates that glycols are very selective solvents for producing anhydrous ethanol from fermentation broth by extractive distillation. The promising solvents are glycerin, ethylene glycol, tetraethylene glycol, and triethylene glycol. An improved extractive distillation process for producing anhydrous ethanol was conceptually developed which was based on the analysis of the experimental solvent screening data. The basic idea of this process is to add an extractive solvent only to the ethanol-rich portion of the fractionator to eliminate the ethanol-water azeotrope and to change the undesirable shape of the vapor-liquid equilibrium curve to one more favorable for distillation. With a suitable solvent, such as ethylene glycol, anhydrous ethanol could be produced from the fermentation broth in a column with only 18 theoretical trays. A low reflux ratio of 1.5 and a low solvent-to-feed ratio of 0.27 (based on fermentation broth) would be needed for the separation.

  17. 7 CFR 51.310 - Packing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Apples Packing Requirements § 51.310 Packing requirements. (a) Apples tray packed or cell packed in cartons shall be arranged according to approved and... that apples are of the proper size for molds or cell compartments in which they are packed, and...

  18. 7 CFR 51.310 - Packing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Apples Packing Requirements § 51.310 Packing requirements. (a) Apples tray packed or cell packed in cartons shall be arranged according to approved and... that apples are of the proper size for molds or cell compartments in which they are packed, and...

  19. 7 CFR 51.310 - Packing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Apples Packing Requirements § 51.310 Packing requirements. (a) Apples tray packed or cell packed in cartons shall be arranged according to approved and... that apples are of the proper size for molds or cell compartments in which they are packed, and...

  20. Slurry concentration effects on the bed morphology and separation efficiency of capillaries packed with sub-2 ?m particles.

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    Bruns, Stefan; Franklin, Edward G; Grinias, James P; Godinho, Justin M; Jorgenson, James W; Tallarek, Ulrich

    2013-11-29

    Transcolumn dispersion limitations on the separation efficiency of chromatographic columns suggest the need for packing methods that increase bed homogeneity and minimize potential wall effects. Here we address the influence of the slurry concentration in the slurry packing process on the resulting morphology and separation efficiency of ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography capillary columns.3075 ?m i.d. capillaries were packed with fully porous 0.9, 1.7, and 1.9 ?m bridged-ethyl hybrid particles and 1.9 ?m Kinetex coreshell particles. Capillaries prepared with higher slurry concentrations(20100 mg/mL) showed higher separation efficiencies than those prepared using a low slurry con-centration (23 mg/mL). The effect is explained by an analysis of transcolumn bed heterogeneities in three-dimensional reconstructions acquired from the packed capillaries using confocal laser scanning microscopy. The three-dimensional analysis of porosity distributions and local particle size illustrates that beds packed with higher slurry concentrations suppress particle size segregation, however, at the expense of a larger amount of packing voids. In coreshell packings, where only few packing voids were found, the higher slurry concentration allowed for an additional densification of the beds wall region, as revealed by a radial analysis of the mean particle distances. Overall, wall effects are attenuated in packed columns prepared with both wide and narrow particle size distributions, which will allow for improved chromatographic performance. PMID:24354004

  1. 27 CFR 24.183 - Use of distillates containing aldehydes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... the fermentation of wine and then returned to the distilled spirits plant from which distillates were... fermentation of wine made from a different kind of fruit. Distillates containing aldehydes which are...

  2. 27 CFR 24.183 - Use of distillates containing aldehydes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... the fermentation of wine and then returned to the distilled spirits plant from which distillates were... fermentation of wine made from a different kind of fruit. Distillates containing aldehydes which are...

  3. 27 CFR 24.183 - Use of distillates containing aldehydes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... the fermentation of wine and then returned to the distilled spirits plant from which distillates were... fermentation of wine made from a different kind of fruit. Distillates containing aldehydes which are...

  4. 27 CFR 24.183 - Use of distillates containing aldehydes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... the fermentation of wine and then returned to the distilled spirits plant from which distillates were... fermentation of wine made from a different kind of fruit. Distillates containing aldehydes which are...

  5. Comparison of advanced distillation control methods. Second annual report

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    Riggs, J.B.

    1996-11-01

    Detailed dynamic simulations of two industrial distillation columns (a propylene/propane splitter and a xylene/toluene column) have been used to study the issue of configuration selection for diagonal PI dual composition controls. Auto Tune Variation (ATV) identification with on-line detuning was used for tuning the diagonal proportional integral (PI) composition controls. Each configuration was evaluated with respect to steady-state relative gain array (RGA) values, sensitivity to feed composition changes, and open loop dynamic performance. Each configuration was tuned using setpoint changes over a wider range of operation for robustness and tested for feed composition upsets. Overall, configuration selection was shown to have a dominant effect upon control performance. Configuration analysis tools (e.g., RGA, condition number, disturbance sensitivity) were found to reject configuration choices that are obviously poor choices, but were unable to critically differentiate between the remaining viable choices. Configuration selection guidelines are given although it is demonstrated that the most reliable configuration selection approach is based upon testing the viable configurations using dynamic column simulators.

  6. Comparison of advanced distillation control methods. Second annual report

    SciTech Connect

    1996-11-01

    Detailed dynamic simulations of three industrial distillation columns (a propylene/propane splitter, a xylene/toluene column, and a depropanizer) have been used to study the issue of configuration selection for diagonal PI dual composition controls. ATV identification with on-line detuning was used for tuning the diagonal PI composition controllers. Each configuration was evaluated with respect to steady-state RGA values, sensitivity to feed composition changes, and open loop dynamic performance. Each configuration was tuned using setpoint changes over a wider range of operation for robustness and tested for feed composition upsets. Overall, configuration selection was shown to have a dominant effect upon control performance. Configuration analysis tools (e.g., RGA, condition number, disturbance sensitivity), were found to reject configuration choices that are obviously poor choices, but were unable to critically differentiate between the remaining viable choices. Configuration selection guidelines are given although it is demonstrated that the most reliable configuration selection approach is based upon testing the viable configurations using dynamic column simulators.

  7. Near optimal objects packing through dimensional unfolding

    SciTech Connect

    Bertolotti, E.; Castaldo, E.; Giannone, G.

    1996-12-31

    The efficient packing of regular shaped two dimensional objects is the core problem of several kinds of industry such as steel, thin-film and paper. This special kind of packing problem consists in cutting small rectangular stripes of different length and width from bigger coiled rectangles of raw material by combining them in such a way that trim loss is as low as possible. Previous attempts to apply {open_quotes}exact{close_quotes} discrete optimization techniques such as Simplex Partial Columns Generation were not able to produce good cutting plans in large instances. We tackled this Roll Cutting Problem developing a new {open_quotes}dimension decomposition technique{close_quotes} that has been successfully experimented in a big steel industry first and then replicated in other steel and thin-film factories. This {open_quotes}unfolding{close_quotes} technique consists in splitting the overall search for good cutting plans in two separate graph search algorithms one for each physical dimension of the rectangles. Searching individually in each dimension improves the overall search strategy allowing the effective pruning of useless combinations. Experimental evidence of how dimensional splitting strengthens the overall search strategy is given.

  8. Endurance Test for SCK-CEN Catalytic Mixed Packing, Proposed for Water Detritiation System at JET

    SciTech Connect

    Ionita, Gh.; Bornea, A.; Braet, J.; Popescu, I.; Stefanescu, I.; Bidica, N.; Varlam, C; Postolache, Cr.; Mateic, L.

    2005-07-15

    JET machine's operation lead to continuously generation of tritiated water and therefore, it is necessary to consider the development of a Water Detritiation System (WDS) for JET and also for ITER. The key point of WDS is the efficiency and stability of liquid phase catalytic exchange (LPCE) column, that has to achieve a high decontamination of tritiated streams.Two catalytic mixed packing based on hydrophobic Pt-catalyst, and having closed separation performances have been proposed for LPCE column. A complete data base concerning the influence of {beta}-radiation of tritium and the influence of impurities from feed streams on the catalytic mixed packing' s performances and parameters is absolutely necessary.The results of 3 months endurance test for one of these packing (SCK-CEN packing), are presented in this paper. No significant modifications of performances and physico-structural parameters have been observed.

  9. Valve stem and packing assembly

    DOEpatents

    Wordin, John J. (Bingham County, ID)

    1991-01-01

    A valve stem and packing assembly is provided in which a rotatable valve stem includes a first tractrix surface for sliding contact with a stem packing and also includes a second tractrix surface for sliding contact with a bonnet. Force is applied by means of a spring, gland flange, and gland on the stem packing so the stem packing seals to the valve stem and bonnet. This configuration serves to create and maintain a reliable seal between the stem packing and the valve stem. The bonnet includes a second complementary tractrix surface for contacting the second sliding tractrix surface, the combination serving as a journal bearing for the entire valve stem and packing assembly. The journal bearing so configured is known as a Schiele's pivot. The Schiele's pivot also serves to maintain proper alignment of the valve stem with respect to the bonnet. Vertical wear between the surfaces of the Schiele's pivot is uniform at all points of contact between the second sliding tractrix surface and the second complementary tractrix surface of a bonnet. The valve stem is connected to a valve plug by means of a slip joint. The valve is opened and closed by rotating the valve stem. The slip joint compensates for wear on the Schiele's pivot and on the valve plug. A ledge is provided on the valve bonnet for the retaining nut to bear against. The ledge prevents overtightening of the retaining nut and the resulting excessive friction between stem and stem packing.

  10. Valve stem and packing assembly

    DOEpatents

    Wordin, J.J.

    1991-09-03

    A valve stem and packing assembly is provided in which a rotatable valve stem includes a first tractrix surface for sliding contact with a stem packing and also includes a second tractrix surface for sliding contact with a bonnet. Force is applied by means of a spring, gland flange, and gland on the stem packing so the stem packing seals to the valve stem and bonnet. This configuration serves to create and maintain a reliable seal between the stem packing and the valve stem. The bonnet includes a second complementary tractrix surface for contacting the second sliding tractrix surface, the combination serving as a journal bearing for the entire valve stem and packing assembly. The journal bearing so configured is known as a Schiele's pivot. The Schiele's pivot also serves to maintain proper alignment of the valve stem with respect to the bonnet. Vertical wear between the surfaces of the Schiele's pivot is uniform at all points of contact between the second sliding tractrix surface and the second complementary tractrix surface of a bonnet. The valve stem is connected to a valve plug by means of a slip joint. The valve is opened and closed by rotating the valve stem. The slip joint compensates for wear on the Schiele's pivot and on the valve plug. A ledge is provided on the valve bonnet for the retaining nut to bear against. The ledge prevents over tightening of the retaining nut and the resulting excessive friction between stem and stem packing. 2 figures.

  11. Chromosorb 101 as a packing material for reversed-phase chromatography.

    PubMed

    Coppi, S; Blo, G; Betti, A

    1987-02-01

    A procedure for preparing a Chromosorb 101 liquid chromatographic column is described. Some column parameters such as the permeability, efficiency and peak asymmetry factor were calculated. The elution of some benzene and phenol derivatives from the polymeric column with different mobile phases was performed. The results showed that some gas chromatographic adsorbents such as Chromosorb 101 can be used as packings for high-performance liquid chromatographic columns. The behaviour of these styrene copolymers resembles that of a C18 silica bonded phase. PMID:3558646

  12. Automated metal-free multiple-column nanoLC for improved phosphopeptide analysis sensitivity and throughput

    SciTech Connect

    Zhao, Rui; Ding, Shi-Jian; Shen, Yufeng; Camp, David G.; Livesay, Eric A.; Udseth, Harold R.; Smith, Richard D.

    2009-03-15

    We report on the development and characterization of an automated metal-free nanoscale multiple-capillary system for reversed-phase liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of phosphopeptides. The system incorporates a capillary column (50 um i.d. 30 cm, packed with 5 um C18 particles) coupled on-line to a solid phase extraction column (150 um i.d. 4 cm, packed with 5 um C18 particles). Electrospray ionization tips are constructed on the packed capillary column to couple the reversed-phase liquid chromatographic separation to a linear ion trap tandem mass spectrometer.

  13. Cascade Distiller System Performance Testing Interim Results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Callahan, Michael R.; Pensinger, Stuart; Sargusingh, Miriam J.

    2014-01-01

    The Cascade Distillation System (CDS) is a rotary distillation system with potential for greater reliability and lower energy costs than existing distillation systems. Based upon the results of the 2009 distillation comparison test (DCT) and recommendations of the expert panel, the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Water Recovery Project (WRP) project advanced the technology by increasing reliability of the system through redesign of bearing assemblies and improved rotor dynamics. In addition, the project improved the CDS power efficiency by optimizing the thermoelectric heat pump (TeHP) and heat exchanger design. Testing at the NASA-JSC Advanced Exploration System Water Laboratory (AES Water Lab) using a prototype Cascade Distillation Subsystem (CDS) wastewater processor (Honeywell d International, Torrance, Calif.) with test support equipment and control system developed by Johnson Space Center was performed to evaluate performance of the system with the upgrades as compared to previous system performance. The system was challenged with Solution 1 from the NASA Exploration Life Support (ELS) distillation comparison testing performed in 2009. Solution 1 consisted of a mixed stream containing human-generated urine and humidity condensate. A secondary objective of this testing is to evaluate the performance of the CDS as compared to the state of the art Distillation Assembly (DA) used in the ISS Urine Processor Assembly (UPA). This was done by challenging the system with ISS analog waste streams. This paper details the results of the AES WRP CDS performance testing.

  14. Packed Bed Reactor Experiment - Duration: 17 seconds.

    NASA Video Gallery

    The purpose of the Packed Bed Reactor Experiment in low gravity is to determine how a mixture of gas and liquid flows through a packed bed in reduced gravity. A packed bed consists of a metal pipe ...

  15. Inelastic column behavior

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Duberg, John E; Wilder, Thomas W , III

    1952-01-01

    The significant findings of a theoretical study of column behavior in the plastic stress range are presented. When the behavior of a straight column is regarded as the limiting behavior of an imperfect column as the initial imperfection (lack of straightness) approaches zero, the departure from the straight configuration occurs at the tangent-modulus load. Without such a concept of the behavior of a straight column, one is led to the unrealistic conclusion that lateral deflection of the column can begin at any load between the tangent-modulus value and the Euler load, based on the original elastic modulus. A family of curves showing load against lateral deflection is presented for idealized h-section columns of various lengths and of various materials that have a systematic variation of their stress-strain curves.

  16. EFFECT OF NITRATE-BASED BIOREMEDIATION ON CONTAMINANT DISTRIBUTION AND SEDIMENT TOXICITY-COLUMN STUDY

    EPA Science Inventory

    A laboratory column study was set up to evaluate changes in contaminant distribution and sediment toxicity following nitrate-based bioremediation and to correlate toxicity reduction with loss of fuel components. Glass columns were packed with sediment from an aquifer that had be...

  17. TRANSPORT OF MACROMOLECULES AND HUMATE COLLOIDS THROUGH A SAND AND A CLAY AMENDED SAND LABORATORY COLUMN

    EPA Science Inventory

    Laboratory experiments were conducted to determine if macromolecules or humate colloids would transport through sand columns and if they would exhibit any variations in their relative velocity based upon their molecular volumes and the pore size distribution of the column packing...

  18. DESIGN SCALE-UP SUITABILITY FOR AIR-STRIPPING COLUMNS (JOURNAL VERSION)

    EPA Science Inventory

    An investigation was conducted to determine the suitability of a design scale-up from pilot-scale to full-scale air-stripping columns used in the removal of volatile organic compounds from contaminated water supplies. Forty-eight experimental runs were made in packed columns of f...

  19. Biodiesel production from integration between reaction and separation system: reactive distillation process.

    PubMed

    da Silva, Nvea de Lima; Santander, Carlos Mario Garcia; Batistella, Csar Benedito; Filho, Rubens Maciel; Maciel, Maria Regina Wolf

    2010-05-01

    Biodiesel is a clean burning fuel derived from a renewable feedstock such as vegetable oil or animal fat. It is biodegradable, non-inflammable, non-toxic, and produces lesser carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and unburned hydrocarbons than petroleum-based fuel. The purpose of the present work is to present an efficient process using reactive distillation columns applied to biodiesel production. Reactive distillation is the simultaneous implementation of reaction and separation within a single unit of column. Nowadays, it is appropriately called "Intensified Process". This combined operation is especially suited for the chemical reaction limited by equilibrium constraints, since one or more of the products of the reaction are continuously separated from the reactants. This work presents the biodiesel production from soybean oil and bioethanol by reactive distillation. Different variables affect the conventional biodiesel production process such as: catalyst concentration, reaction temperature, level of agitation, ethanol/soybean oil molar ratio, reaction time, and raw material type. In this study, the experimental design was used to optimize the following process variables: the catalyst concentration (from 0.5 wt.% to 1.5 wt.%), the ethanol/soybean oil molar ratio (from 3:1 to 9:1). The reactive column reflux rate was 83 ml/min, and the reaction time was 6 min. PMID:20221864

  20. Low capital implementation of distributed distillation in ethylene recovery

    DOEpatents

    Reyneke, Rian; Foral, Michael J.; Lee, Guang-Chung

    2006-10-31

    An apparatus for recovering ethylene from a hydrocarbon feed stream, where the apparatus is a single distillation column pressure shell encasing an upper region and a lower region. The upper region houses an ethylene distributor rectifying section and the lower region houses a C2 distributor section and an ethylene distributor stripping section. Vapor passes from the lower region into the upper region, and liquid passes from the upper region to the lower region. The process for recovering the ethylene is also disclosed. The hydrocarbon feed stream is introduced into the C2 distributor section, and after a series of stripping and refluxing steps, distinct hydrocarbon products are recovered from the C2 distributor section, the ethylene distributor stripping section, and the ethylene distributor rectifying section, respectively.

  1. Gearing of molecular swirls: columnar packing of nematogenic hexakis(4-alkoxyphenylethynyl)benzene derivatives.

    PubMed

    Lee, Shern-Long; Lin, Hsing-An; Lin, Yi-Hui; Chen, Hsiu-Hui; Liao, Ching-Ting; Lin, Tzu-Ling; Chu, Yi-Chen; Hsu, Hsiu-Fu; Chen, Chun-hsien; Lee, Jey-Jau; Hung, Wen-Yi; Liu, Qu-Yuan; Wu, Chunhung

    2011-01-17

    Through molecular design and straightforward synthesis, incorporating an additional alkoxy chain onto various numbers of peripheral phenyls in nematogenic hexakis(4-alkoxyphenylethynyl)benzene was achieved to generate columnar phases with significantly expanded temperature ranges. For the compound with two decyloxy chains on every peripheral phenyl, scanning tunnelling microscopic studies indicate the molecule adopts a preferred molecular-swirl geometry by restricting the conformational arrangement of the alkoxy side chains. Cooperative packing of the molecular swirls by a lock-in mechanism among columns results in a stable helical column packing evidenced by powder X-ray diffraction. PMID:21226093

  2. Minimizing corrosion in coal liquid distillation

    DOEpatents

    Baumert, Kenneth L.; Sagues, Alberto A.; Davis, Burtron H.

    1985-01-01

    In an atmospheric distillation tower of a coal liquefaction process, tower materials corrosion is reduced or eliminated by introduction of boiling point differentiated streams to boiling point differentiated tower regions.

  3. Pattern formations and optimal packing.

    PubMed

    Mityushev, Vladimir

    2016-04-01

    Patterns of different symmetries may arise after solution to reaction-diffusion equations. Hexagonal arrays, layers and their perturbations are observed in different models after numerical solution to the corresponding initial-boundary value problems. We demonstrate an intimate connection between pattern formations and optimal random packing on the plane. The main study is based on the following two points. First, the diffusive flux in reaction-diffusion systems is approximated by piecewise linear functions in the framework of structural approximations. This leads to a discrete network approximation of the considered continuous problem. Second, the discrete energy minimization yields optimal random packing of the domains (disks) in the representative cell. Therefore, the general problem of pattern formations based on the reaction-diffusion equations is reduced to the geometric problem of random packing. It is demonstrated that all random packings can be divided onto classes associated with classes of isomorphic graphs obtained from the Delaunay triangulation. The unique optimal solution is constructed in each class of the random packings. If the number of disks per representative cell is finite, the number of classes of isomorphic graphs, hence, the number of optimal packings is also finite. PMID:26852668

  4. Poly(styrene-divinylbenzene)-based strong anion-exchange packing material for high-performance liquid chromatography of proteins.

    PubMed

    Rounds, M A; Rounds, W D; Regnier, F E

    1987-06-26

    An adsorbed polyethyleneimine coating was applied to sulfonated macroporous, microparticulate poly(styrene-divinylbenzene). The chemical, physical and chromatographic properties of the resulting strong anion-exchange packing material were thoroughly characterized. The dynamic load capacity of the experimental packing was comparable to that of large-pore diameter silica. Good recoveries of protein mass and enzyme activity were achieved. The new column withstood a variety of cleaning procedures and prolonged exposure to aqueous base. The retention times on the polystyrene-based column were similar to those on a silica and a commercial, polymeric, strong anion-exchange column. Chromatographic resolution of the new packing material was equal or superior to that provided by the other two packings. PMID:3654818

  5. Multipartite secret key distillation and bound entanglement

    SciTech Connect

    Augusiak, Remigiusz; Horodecki, Pawel

    2009-10-15

    Recently it has been shown that quantum cryptography beyond pure entanglement distillation is possible and a paradigm for the associated protocols has been established. Here we systematically generalize the whole paradigm to the multipartite scenario. We provide constructions of new classes of multipartite bound entangled states, i.e., those with underlying twisted Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) structure and nonzero distillable cryptographic key. We quantitatively estimate the key from below with the help of the privacy squeezing technique.

  6. Support Column of Bridge

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Support column of bridge across Struve Slough, Highway 1. Enlargement of hole where support enters the ground is an effect of lateral shaking, which caused the concrete to break up where the column joined the bridge and was instrumental in the roadbed collapse....

  7. Novel fractionation method for squalene and phytosterols contained in the deodorization distillate of rice bran oil.

    PubMed

    Sugihara, Naoko; Kanda, Ayato; Nakano, Teruyuki; Nakamura, Takahiro; Igusa, Hisao; Hara, Setsuko

    2010-01-01

    Since deodorization distillate, a by-product of rice bran oil production, contains squalene (ca. 8%) and phytosterols (ca. 4%) as unsaponifiable components, the concentration of those materials for their use in the cosmetics and food industries is desirable. In the present work, a novel fractionation method of concentrating squalene and phytosterols from deodorization distillate or the unsaponifiable components of the deodorization distillate without oxidative deterioration was examined. Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) with supercritical carbon dioxide was investigated under the following conditions: temperature, 30 degrees C; pressure, 100 kg/cm(2); flow rate of carbon dioxide, 7 mL/min. Under these conditions, squalene was effectively concentrated to 25% with nearly quantitative recovery, and then a more highly concentrated squalene (ca. 50% purity) was obtained by using a supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) with silica gel packed into the extraction vessel. In addition, squalene with ca. 68% purity could be obtained by repeating the SFC twice. After the saponification of the deodorization distillate, followed by solvent fractionation with hexane, highly purified phytosterols (97% purity) could be obtained, and highly purified squalene (81% and 100% purity) could be also obtained by using SFC combined with the solvent fractionation technique for the unsaponifiable materials. Therefore, it is considered that the present fractionation method combined with SFC and solvent fractionation is an effective means of concentrating squalene and phytosterols. PMID:20103978

  8. Quantum Nonlocal Boxes Exhibit Stronger Distillability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Høyer, Peter; Rashid, Jibran

    2013-06-01

    The hypothetical nonlocal box (NLB) proposed by Popescu and Rohrlich allows two spatially separated parties, Alice and Bob, to exhibit stronger than quantum correlations. If the generated correlations are weak, they can sometimes be distilled into a stronger correlation by repeated applications of the NLB. Motivated by the limited distillability of NLBs, we initiate here a study of the distillation of correlations for nonlocal boxes that output quantum states rather than classical bits (qNLBs). We propose a new protocol for distillation and show that it asymptotically distills a class of correlated quantum nonlocal boxes to the value (1)/(2)(3√ {3}+1) ≈ 3.098076, whereas in contrast, the optimal non-adaptive parity protocol for classical nonlocal boxes asymptotically distills only to the value 3.0. We show that our protocol is an optimal non-adaptive protocol for 1, 2 and 3 qNLB copies by constructing a matching dual solution for the associated primal semidefinite program (SDP). We conclude that qNLBs are a stronger resource for nonlocality than NLBs. The main premise that develops from this conclusion is that the NLB model is not the strongest resource to investigate the fundamental principles that limit quantum nonlocality. As such, our work provides strong motivation to reconsider the status quo of the principles that are known to limit nonlocal correlations under the framework of qNLBs rather than NLBs.

  9. Preparation of a super-long two column chromatography system and its application in separating glycosylated puerarin.

    PubMed

    Zhu, Shouchuang; Xu, Haidong; Yu, Cigang; Ding, Juanfang; Chen, Ting; Jiang, Jierong; Dai, Yijun; Liu, Guiyou; Huang, Guodong; Chai, Nan; Jiang, Xuhua; Yuan, Sheng

    2009-12-01

    Separation of Puerarin-7-O-glucoside from its precursor, puerarin, using a common chromatography column packed with AB-8 macroporous resin was unsuccessful. Therefore, in this study a 8 m super-long flexible reinforced PVC column was externally added to the common column in order to improve the chromatography efficiency by increasing the number of theoretical plates. Both the PVC and common columns were separately packed with AB-8 macroporous resin slurry. The packed PVC column was coiled after washing and stored until use. The microbial transformation mixture with puerarin-7-O-glucoside and puerarin (250 mL) was loaded onto the common column, followed by washing with 2000 mL H(2)O. After attaching the coiled external PVC column to the common column, a linear gradient of 10-30% ethanol was applied to elute the target compound. Two peaks appeared: peak I contained puerarin-7-O-glucoside at 97.9% purity and 88.1% recovery rate, and peak II was puerarin at 98.7% purity and 87.0% recovery rate. The use of the coiled external flexible reinforced PVC column avoided spatial restriction for long columns, which made it much more convenient for column packing and chromatography operations. Furthermore, this method eliminated the resin blockage problem caused by stationary water pressure in a rigid vertical long column. Using an external super-long column, the PVC tube was connected with the common column only during elution, which avoided delay in time period during sample loading and column washes associated with the use of long external columns. PMID:19603387

  10. Glass-silicon column

    DOEpatents

    Yu, Conrad M.

    2003-12-30

    A glass-silicon column that can operate in temperature variations between room temperature and about 450.degree. C. The glass-silicon column includes large area glass, such as a thin Corning 7740 boron-silicate glass bonded to a silicon wafer, with an electrode embedded in or mounted on glass of the column, and with a self alignment silicon post/glass hole structure. The glass/silicon components are bonded, for example be anodic bonding. In one embodiment, the column includes two outer layers of silicon each bonded to an inner layer of glass, with an electrode imbedded between the layers of glass, and with at least one self alignment hole and post arrangement. The electrode functions as a column heater, and one glass/silicon component is provided with a number of flow channels adjacent the bonded surfaces.

  11. Medial column stabilization.

    PubMed

    Catanzariti, A R

    1991-07-01

    This article presented a brief review of medial column stabilizing procedures. The various types of procedures that have been advocated for different deformities have been discussed. It is important to keep in mind that fusion of any of the medial column joints should not be performed as an isolated procedure in flexible flatfoot deformity. Medial column stabilization is only a component procedure when surgically managing a flexible flatfoot. When choosing procedures to correct a flexible flatfoot, thorough preoperative evaluation is important. It is also important to realize that conservative measures should be exhausted before attempting any type of stabilization of the medial column for flexible flatfoot deformity. Specific criteria for flexible flatfoot surgery should include severe uncontrollable deformity, an inability to wear standard foot gear, and persistent pain and disability despite exhaustive conservative therapy. A medial column stabilization is also an excellent procedure for those patients who have end-stage degenerative joint disease of the medial longitudinal arch. PMID:1893342

  12. Use of distiller's dried grains with solubles in tilapia diets

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are currently readily available and less expensive than other conventional protein sources. However, its nutrient content and nutritional value vary with the source and quality of grain, fermentation and drying processes and the quantity of distillers s...

  13. 7 CFR 160.8 - Steam distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Steam distilled wood turpentine. 160.8 Section 160.8... STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.8 Steam distilled wood turpentine. The designation steam distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of turpentine obtained by steam distillation...

  14. 7 CFR 160.8 - Steam distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Steam distilled wood turpentine. 160.8 Section 160.8... STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.8 Steam distilled wood turpentine. The designation steam distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of turpentine obtained by steam distillation...

  15. 7 CFR 160.8 - Steam distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Steam distilled wood turpentine. 160.8 Section 160.8... STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.8 Steam distilled wood turpentine. The designation steam distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of turpentine obtained by steam distillation...

  16. 7 CFR 160.8 - Steam distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Steam distilled wood turpentine. 160.8 Section 160.8... STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.8 Steam distilled wood turpentine. The designation steam distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of turpentine obtained by steam distillation...

  17. 7 CFR 160.8 - Steam distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Steam distilled wood turpentine. 160.8 Section 160.8... STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.8 Steam distilled wood turpentine. The designation steam distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of turpentine obtained by steam distillation...

  18. 7 CFR 51.1270 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Packing. 51.1270 Section 51.1270 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... Standards for Summer and Fall Pears 1 Standard Pack 51.1270 Packing. (a) Each package shall be packed...

  19. 7 CFR 51.1270 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Packing. 51.1270 Section 51.1270 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... Standards for Summer and Fall Pears 1 Standard Pack 51.1270 Packing. (a) Each package shall be packed...

  20. 7 CFR 51.1311 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Packing. 51.1311 Section 51.1311 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... Standards for Winter Pears 1 Standard Pack 51.1311 Packing. (a) Each package shall be packed so that...

  1. 7 CFR 51.1270 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Packing. 51.1270 Section 51.1270 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... Standards for Summer and Fall Pears 1 Standard Pack 51.1270 Packing. (a) Each package shall be packed...

  2. 7 CFR 51.1311 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Packing. 51.1311 Section 51.1311 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... Standards for Winter Pears 1 Standard Pack 51.1311 Packing. (a) Each package shall be packed so that...

  3. 7 CFR 51.1311 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Packing. 51.1311 Section 51.1311 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... Standards for Winter Pears 1 Standard Pack 51.1311 Packing. (a) Each package shall be packed so that...

  4. 7 CFR 51.1217 - Standard pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Standards for Grades of Peaches Standard Pack § 51.1217 Standard pack. (a) Each package shall be packed so that the peaches in the shown face shall be reasonably representative in size, color and quality of the contents of the package. (b) Peaches packed in U.S. Standard bushel baskets, or half-bushel baskets,...

  5. 7 CFR 51.1217 - Standard pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Peaches Standard Pack § 51.1217 Standard pack. (a) Each package shall be packed so that the peaches in the shown face shall be reasonably representative in size, color and quality of the contents of the package. (b) Peaches packed in U.S....

  6. 7 CFR 51.1217 - Standard pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Peaches Standard Pack § 51.1217 Standard pack. (a) Each package shall be packed so that the peaches in the shown face shall be reasonably representative in size, color and quality of the contents of the package. (b) Peaches packed in U.S....

  7. 7 CFR 51.1217 - Standard pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Standards for Grades of Peaches Standard Pack § 51.1217 Standard pack. (a) Each package shall be packed so that the peaches in the shown face shall be reasonably representative in size, color and quality of the contents of the package. (b) Peaches packed in U.S. Standard bushel baskets, or half-bushel baskets,...

  8. 7 CFR 51.1217 - Standard pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Standards for Grades of Peaches Standard Pack § 51.1217 Standard pack. (a) Each package shall be packed so that the peaches in the shown face shall be reasonably representative in size, color and quality of the contents of the package. (b) Peaches packed in U.S. Standard bushel baskets, or half-bushel baskets,...

  9. 7 CFR 51.310 - Packing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... (INSPECTION, CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Apples Packing Requirements § 51.310 Packing requirements. (a) Apples tray packed or cell packed in cartons shall be arranged.... 3 2 “Fairly tight” means that apples are of the proper size for molds or cell compartments in...

  10. 7 CFR 51.310 - Packing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... (INSPECTION, CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Grades of Apples Packing Requirements § 51.310 Packing requirements. (a) Apples tray packed or cell packed in cartons shall be arranged.... 3 2 “Fairly tight” means that apples are of the proper size for molds or cell compartments in...

  11. 7 CFR 51.1527 - Standard pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Standards for Grades of Fresh Plums and Prunes Standard Pack 51.1527 Standard pack. (a) Packing. (1) All... packed, and the molds or cells are filled in such a way that movement is not allowed. (b) Marking. (1... for a specified weight, such as 8 per pound, 6.4 per pound or 72/3 per pound or by a...

  12. Nuclear reactor control column

    DOEpatents

    Bachovchin, Dennis M.

    1982-01-01

    The nuclear reactor control column comprises a column disposed within the nuclear reactor core having a variable cross-section hollow channel and containing balls whose vertical location is determined by the flow of the reactor coolant through the column. The control column is divided into three basic sections wherein each of the sections has a different cross-sectional area. The uppermost section of the control column has the greatest cross-sectional area, the intermediate section of the control column has the smallest cross-sectional area, and the lowermost section of the control column has the intermediate cross-sectional area. In this manner, the area of the uppermost section can be established such that when the reactor coolant is flowing under normal conditions therethrough, the absorber balls will be lifted and suspended in a fluidized bed manner in the upper section. However, when the reactor coolant flow falls below a predetermined value, the absorber balls will fall through the intermediate section and into the lowermost section, thereby reducing the reactivity of the reactor core and shutting down the reactor.

  13. Electrospun superhydrophobic membranes with unique structures for membrane distillation.

    PubMed

    Liao, Yuan; Loh, Chun-Heng; Wang, Rong; Fane, Anthony G

    2014-09-24

    With modest temperature demand, low operating pressure, and high solute rejection, membrane distillation (MD) is an attractive option for desalination, waste treatment, and food and pharmaceutical processing. However, large-scale practical applications of MD are still hindered by the absence of effective membranes with high hydrophobicity, high porosity, and adequate mechanical strength, which are important properties for MD permeation fluxes, stable long-term performance, and effective packing in modules without damage. This study describes novel design strategies for highly robust superhydrophobic dual-layer membranes for MD via electrospinning. One of the newly developed membranes comprises a durable and ultrathin 3-dimensional (3D) superhydrophobic skin and porous nanofibrous support whereas another was fabricated by electrospinning 3D superhydrophobic layers on a nonwoven support. These membranes exhibit superhydrophobicity toward distilled water, salty water, oil-in-water emulsion, and beverages, which enables them to be used not only for desalination but also for other processes. The superhydrophobic dual-layer membrane #3S-N with nanofibrous support has a competitive permeation flux of 24.6 1.2 kg m(-2) h(-1) in MD (feed and permeate temperate were set as 333 and 293 K, respectively) due to the higher porosity of the nanofibrous scaffold. Meanwhile, the membranes with the nonwoven support exhibit greater mechanical strength due to this support combined with better long-term performance because of the thicker 3D superhydrophobic layers. The morphology, pore size, porosity, mechanical properties, and liquid enter pressure of water of these superhydrophobic composite membranes with two different structures are reported and compared with commercial polyvinylidene fluoride membranes. PMID:25147909

  14. Hard sphere packings within cylinders.

    PubMed

    Fu, Lin; Steinhardt, William; Zhao, Hao; Socolar, Joshua E S; Charbonneau, Patrick

    2016-02-23

    Arrangements of identical hard spheres confined to a cylinder with hard walls have been used to model experimental systems, such as fullerenes in nanotubes and colloidal wire assembly. Finding the densest configurations, called close packings, of hard spheres of diameter σ in a cylinder of diameter D is a purely geometric problem that grows increasingly complex as D/σ increases, and little is thus known about the regime for D > 2.873σ. In this work, we extend the identification of close packings up to D = 4.00σ by adapting Torquato-Jiao's adaptive-shrinking-cell formulation and sequential-linear-programming (SLP) technique. We identify 17 new structures, almost all of them chiral. Beyond D ≈ 2.85σ, most of the structures consist of an outer shell and an inner core that compete for being close packed. In some cases, the shell adopts its own maximum density configuration, and the stacking of core spheres within it is quasiperiodic. In other cases, an interplay between the two components is observed, which may result in simple periodic structures. In yet other cases, the very distinction between the core and shell vanishes, resulting in more exotic packing geometries, including some that are three-dimensional extensions of structures obtained from packing hard disks in a circle. PMID:26843132

  15. Valve packings conquer fugitive emissions

    SciTech Connect

    1995-11-01

    In the early 1990s, when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington, D.C.) declared its intent to regulate fugitive emissions from valve-stem leakage, much of the chemical process industries (CPI) responded with fear and uncertainty. The biggest fear was that valve packing would not meet the required limits on leak rates and that expensive bellows seals may be required on many applications. The uncertainly was about how much it would cost. Today, for the most part, these concerns have been mitigated. It is estimated that about 80--90% of valves satisfy the emission requirements. The rest need some improvement in their packing systems to meet the regulations. Generally, these valves can be brought within compliance if the packing designers follow a few basic principles: Employ less-pliable outer rings and more-pliable inner rings; and don`t use excessive packing. While interest in valve packing remains high, mechanical seals continue to become more user-friendly. Many of those covered below are designed to run dry, and some can even tolerate high shaft-wobble without damage. Also look for improved flange gaskets and a host of seals to protect bearings. Twenty-one summaries are presented on new products and services.

  16. Model of decision system for 13C Isotope Separation column

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boca, M. L.

    2015-11-01

    This paper presents the model of a decisional system for 13C Isotope Separation column, which is used to detect mission critical situation. The start model was a model of one distributed control system of critical situations that may arise in the operation of the distillation column. The research work it is proposed a model of decision system which implement a temperature sensor inside of liquid nitrogen level in the condenser. The condenser is a part of column where take place the cryogenic process using nitrogen liquid. The work temperature is very low about -192oC, and because the temperature can grow or go down more than 2 degrees is a very critical location inside the column. In this way the column has a deeply monitor and supervised and it take a decision in a proper time when the temperature is grow up or getting down and became a critical situation. For monitor and supervised it was used MatLAB SimuLink. The model, the decision system gives a signal to one sensor when something is wrong in the condenser which is the most critical place of the isotopic column. In this way it creates an alarm that something is getting wrong in the isotopic column.

  17. 40 CFR 721.4500 - Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues. 721.4500 Section 721.4500 Protection of Environment... SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances 721.4500 Isopropylamine...

  18. 40 CFR 721.4500 - Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues. 721.4500 Section 721.4500 Protection of Environment... SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances 721.4500 Isopropylamine...

  19. 40 CFR 721.4500 - Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues. 721.4500 Section 721.4500 Protection of Environment... SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances 721.4500 Isopropylamine...

  20. 40 CFR 721.4500 - Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Isopropylamine distillation residues and ethylamine distillation residues. 721.4500 Section 721.4500 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT SIGNIFICANT NEW USES OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific...

  1. Sleeping distance in wild wolf packs

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Knick, S.T.; Mech, L.D.

    1980-01-01

    Sleeping distances were observed among members of 13 wild wolf (Canis lupus) packs and 11 pairs in northeastern Minnesota to determine if the distances correlated with pack size and composition. The study utilized aerial radio-tracking and observation during winter. Pack size and number of adults per pack were inversely related to pack average sleeping distance and variability. No correlation between sleeping distance and microclimate was observed. Possible relationships between social bonding and our results are discussed.

  2. The unusual behavior of extractive distillation--reversing the volatility of the acetone-isopropyl ether system

    SciTech Connect

    Berg, L.; Yeh, A.-I.

    1985-03-01

    Extractive distillation can not only negate azeotropes to produce pure compounds by rectification but in some cases will reverse the volatility and bring out the less volatile component before the more volatile component. As an example, isopropyl ether, b.p. = 68.5/sup 0/C, was distilled off as the overhead from mixtures with acetone, b.p. = 56.2/sup 0/C, leaving the acetone in the stillpot and column until all the isopropyl ether was removed. This reversal phenomenon does not occur in the isopropyl ether-methyl ethyl ketone system, although the azeotrope is negated.

  3. Monolithic silica rod columns for high-efficiency reversed-phase liquid chromatography.

    PubMed

    Miyazaki, Shota; Takahashi, Masakazu; Ohira, Masayoshi; Terashima, Hiroyuki; Morisato, Kei; Nakanishi, Kazuki; Ikegami, Tohru; Miyabe, Kanji; Tanaka, Nobuo

    2011-04-15

    Chromatographic properties of a new type of monolithic silica rod columns were examined. Silica rod columns employed for the study were prepared from tetramethoxysilane, modified with octadecylsilyl moieties, and encased in a stainless-steel protective column with two polymer layers between the silica and the stainless-steel tubing. A 25 cm column provided up to 45,000 theoretical plates for aromatic hydrocarbons, or a minimum plate height of about 5.5 μm, at optimum linear velocity of ca. 2.3 mm/s and back pressure of 7.5 MPa in an acetonitrile-water (80/20, v/v) mobile phase at 40°C. The permeability of the column was similar to that of a column packed with 5 μm particles, with K(F) about 2.4×10(-14) m(2) (based on the superficial linear velocity of the mobile phase), while the plate height value equivalent to that of a column packed with 2.5 μm particles. Generation of 80,000-120,000 theoretical plates was feasible with back pressure below 30 MPa by employing two or three 25 cm columns connected in series. The use of the long columns enabled facile generation of large numbers of theoretical plates in comparison with conventional monolithic silica columns or particulate columns. Kinetic plot analysis indicates that the monolithic columns operated at 30 MPa can provide faster separations than a column packed with totally porous 3-μm particles operated at 40 MPa in a range where the number of theoretical plates (N) is greater than 50,000. PMID:21176839

  4. Cylinder valve packing nut studies

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    Blue, S.C.

    1991-12-31

    The design, manufacture, and use of cylinder valve packing nuts have been studied to improve their resistance to failure from stress corrosion cracking. Stress frozen photoelastic models have been analyzed to measure the stress concentrations at observed points of failure. The load effects induced by assembly torque and thermal expansion of stem packing were observed by strain gaging nuts. The effects of finishing operations and heat treatment were studied by the strain gage hole boring and X-ray methods. Modifications of manufacturing and operation practices are reducing the frequency of stress corrosion failures.

  5. Towards Atomic Column-by-Column Spectroscopy

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    Pennycook, S.J.; Rafferty, B.

    1998-09-06

    The optical arrangement of the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) is ideally suited for performing analysis of individual atomic columns in materials. Using the incoherent Z-contrast image as a reference, and arranging incoherent conditions also for the spectroscopy, a precise correspondence is ensured between features in the inelastic image and elastic signals. In this way the exact probe position needed to maximise the inelastic signal from a selected column can be located and monitored during the analysis using the much higher intensity elastic signal. Although object functions for EELS are typically less than 1 {Angstrom} full width at half maximum, this is still an order of magnitude larger than the corresponding object functions for elastic (or diffuse) scattering used to form the Z-contrast image. Therefore the analysis is performed with an effective probe that is significantly broader than that used for the reference Z-contrast image. For a 2.2 {Angstrom} probe the effective probe is of the order of 2.5 {Angstrom}, while for a 1.3 {Angstrom} probe the effective probe is 1.6 {Angstrom}. Such increases in effective probe size can significantly reduce or even eliminate contrast between atomic columns that are visible in the image. However, this is only true if we consider circular collector apertures. Calculations based upon the theory of Maslen and Rossouw (Maslen and Rossouw 1984; Rossouw and Maslen 1984) show that employing an annular aperture can reduce the FWHM of the inelastic object function down to values close 0.1 {Angstrom}. With practical aperture sizes it should be possible to achieve this increased spatial resolution without loosing too much signal.

  6. Fixed Packed Bed Reactors in Reduced Gravity

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    Motil, Brian J.; Balakotaiah, Vemuri; Kamotani, Yasuhiro; McCready, Mark J.

    2004-01-01

    We present experimental data on flow pattern transitions, pressure drop and flow characteristics for cocurrent gas-liquid flow through packed columns in microgravity. The flow pattern transition data indicates that the pulse flow regime exists over a wider range of gas and liquid flow rates under microgravity conditions compared to 1-g and the widely used Talmor map in 1-g is not applicable for predicting the transition boundaries. A new transition criterion between bubble and pulse flow in microgravity is proposed and tested using the data. Since there is no static head in microgravity, the pressure drop measured is the true frictional pressure drop. The pressure drop data, which has much smaller scatter than most reported 1-g data clearly shows that capillary effects can enhance the pressure drop (especially in the bubble flow regime) as much as 200% compared to that predicted by the single phase Ergun equation. The pressure drop data are correlated in terms of a two-phase friction factor and its dependence on the gas and liquid Reynolds numbers and the Suratman number. The influence of gravity on the pulse amplitude and frequency is also discussed and compared to that under normal gravity conditions. Experimental work is planned to determine the gas-liquid mass transfer coefficients. Because of enhanced interfacial effects, we expect the gas-liquid transfer coefficients k(L)a and k(G)a (where a is the gas-liquid interfacial area) to be higher in microgravity than in normal gravity at the same flow conditions. This will be verified by gas absorption experiments, with and without reaction in the liquid phase, using oxygen, carbon dioxide, water and dilute aqueous amine solutions. The liquid-solid mass transfer coefficient will also be determined in the bubble as well as the pulse flow regimes using solid benzoic acid particles in the packing and measuring their rate of dissolution. The mass transfer coefficients in microgravity will be compared to those in normal gravity cocurrent flow to determine the mass transfer enhancement and propose new mass transfer correlations for two-phase gas-liquid flows through packed beds in microgravity.

  7. Fixed Packed Bed Reactors in Reduced Gravity

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    Motil, Brian J.; Balakotaiah, Vemuri; Kamotani, Yasuhiro; McCready, Mark J.

    2004-01-01

    We present experimental data on flow pattern transitions, pressure drop and flow characteristics for cocurrent gas-liquid flow through packed columns in microgravity. The flow pattern transition data indicates that the pulse flow regime exists over a wider range of gas and liquid flow rates under microgravity conditions compared to 1-g and the widely used Talmor map in 1-g is not applicable for predicting the transition boundaries. A new transition criterion between bubble and pulse flow in microgravity is proposed and tested using the data. Since there is no static head in microgravity, the pressure drop measured is the true frictional pressure drop. The pressure drop data, which has much smaller scatter than most reported 1-g data clearly shows that capillary effects can enhance the pressure drop (especially in the bubble flow regime) as much as 200% compared to that predicted by the single phase Ergun equation. The pressure drop data are correlated in terms of a two-phase friction factor and its dependence on the gas and liquid Reynolds numbers and the Suratman number. The influence of gravity on the pulse amplitude and frequency is also discussed and compared to that under normal gravity conditions. Experimental work is planned to determine the gas-liquid and liquid-solid mass transfer coefficients. Because of enhanced interfacial effects, we expect the gas-liquid transfer coefficients kLa and kGa (where a is the gas-liquid interfacial area) to be higher in microgravity than in normal gravity at the same flow conditions. This will be verified by gas absorption experiments, with and without reaction in the liquid phase, using oxygen, carbon dioxide, water and dilute aqueous amine solutions. The liquid-solid mass transfer coefficient will also be determined in the bubble as well as the pulse flow regimes using solid benzoic acid particles in the packing and measuring their rate of dissolution. The mass transfer coefficients in microgravity will be compared to those in normal gravity cocurrent flow to determine the mass transfer enhancement and propose new mass transfer correlations for two-phase gas-liquid flows through packed beds in microgravity.

  8. Comparison of Advanced Distillation Control Methods, Final Technical Report

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    Dr. James B. Riggs

    2000-11-30

    Detailed dynamic simulations of three industrial distillation columns (a propylene/propane splitter, a xylene/toluene column, and a depropanizer) have been used to evaluate configuration selections for single-ended and dual-composition control, as well as to compare conventional and advanced control approaches. In addition, a simulator of a main fractionator was used to compare the control performance of conventional and advanced control. For each case considered, the controllers were tuned by using setpoint changes and tested using feed composition upsets. Proportional Integral (PI) control performance was used to evaluate the configuration selection problem. For single ended control, the energy balance configuration was found to yield the best performance. For dual composition control, nine configurations were considered. It was determined that the use of dynamic simulations is required in order to identify the optimum configuration from among the nine possible choices. The optimum configurations were used to evaluate the relative control performance of conventional PI controllers, MPC (Model Predictive Control), PMBC (Process Model-Based Control), and ANN (Artificial Neural Networks) control. It was determined that MPC works best when one product is much more important than the other, while PI was superior when both products were equally important. PMBC and ANN were not found to offer significant advantages over PI and MPC. MPC was found to outperform conventional PI control for the main fractionator. MPC was applied to three industrial columns: one at Phillips Petroleum and two at Union Carbide. In each case, MPC was found to significantly outperform PI controls. The major advantage of the MPC controller is its ability to effectively handle a complex set of constraints and control objectives.

  9. Larger voids in mechanically stable, loose packings of 1.3?m frictional, cohesive particles: Their reconstruction, statistical analysis, and impact on separation efficiency.

    PubMed

    Reising, Arved E; Godinho, Justin M; Hormann, Kristof; Jorgenson, James W; Tallarek, Ulrich

    2016-03-01

    Lateral transcolumn heterogeneities and the presence of larger voids in a packing (comparable to the particle size) can limit the preparation of efficient chromatographic columns. Optimizing and understanding the packing process provides keys to better packing structures and column performance. Here, we investigate the slurry-packing process for a set of capillary columns packed with C18-modified, 1.3?m bridged-ethyl hybrid porous silica particles. The slurry concentration used for packing 75?m i.d. fused-silica capillaries was increased gradually from 5 to 50mg/mL. An intermediate concentration (20mg/mL) resulted in the best separation efficiency. Three capillaries from the set representing low, intermediate, and high slurry concentrations were further used for three-dimensional bed reconstruction by confocal laser scanning microscopy and morphological analysis of the bed structure. Previous studies suggest increased slurry concentrations will result in higher column efficiency due to the suppression of transcolumn bed heterogeneities, but only up to a critical concentration. Too concentrated slurries favour the formation of larger packing voids (reaching the size of the average particle diameter). Especially large voids, which can accommodate particles from>90% of the particle size distribution, are responsible for a decrease in column efficiency at high slurry concentrations. Our work illuminates the increasing difficulty of achieving high bed densities with small, frictional, cohesive particles. As particle size decreases interparticle forces become increasingly important and hinder the ease of particle sliding during column packing. While an optimal slurry concentration is identified with respect to bed morphology and separation efficiency under conditions in this work, our results suggest adjustments of this concentration are required with regard to particle size, surface roughness, column dimensions, slurry liquid, and external effects utilized during the packing process (pressure protocol, ultrasound, electric fields). PMID:26858113

  10. Radial distribution of the flow velocity, efficiency and concentration in a wide HPLC column

    SciTech Connect

    Farkas, T.; Sepaniak, M.J.; Guiochon, G.

    1997-08-01

    The use of optical fibers in a fluorescence-detection scheme permits the accurate determination of the radial distribution of the transit time, the column efficiency, and the analyte concentration at the exit of a chromatographic axial-compression column (50 mmID). The results obtained demonstrate that the column is not homogeneous, but suggest a nearly cylindrical distribution of the packing density. The average velocity close to the column wall is 7% lower than along its axis and the HETP 25% higher. The lack of homogeneity of the column packing is another source of band broadening not taken into account in chromatography so far. It causes the apparent HETP derived from the conventional elution chromatogram recorded on the bulk eluent to be larger than the local HETP and the band profile to be unsymmetrical with a slight tail reminiscent of kinetic tailing.

  11. Superadditivity of distillable entanglement from quantum teleportation

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    Bandyopadhyay, Somshubhro; Roychowdhury, Vwani

    2005-12-15

    We show that the phenomenon of superadditivity of distillable entanglement observed in multipartite quantum systems results from the consideration of states created during the execution of the standard end-to-end quantum teleportation protocol [and a few additional local operations and classical communication (LOCC) steps] on a linear chain of singlets. Some of these intermediate states are tensor products of bound entangled (BE) states, and hence, by construction possess distillable entanglement, which can be unlocked by simply completing the rest of the LOCC operations required by the underlying teleportation protocol. We use this systematic approach to construct both new and known examples of superactivation of bound entanglement, and examples of activation of BE states using other BE states. A surprising outcome is the construction of noiseless quantum relay channels with no distillable entanglement between any two parties, except for that between the two end nodes.

  12. Entanglement distillation protocols and number theory

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    Bombin, H.; Martin-Delgado, M.A.

    2005-09-15

    We show that the analysis of entanglement distillation protocols for qudits of arbitrary dimension D benefits from applying basic concepts from number theory, since the set Z{sub D}{sup n} associated with Bell diagonal states is a module rather than a vector space. We find that a partition of Z{sub D}{sup n} into divisor classes characterizes the invariant properties of mixed Bell diagonal states under local permutations. We construct a very general class of recursion protocols by means of unitary operations implementing these local permutations. We study these distillation protocols depending on whether we use twirling operations in the intermediate steps or not, and we study them both analytically and numerically with Monte Carlo methods. In the absence of twirling operations, we construct extensions of the quantum privacy algorithms valid for secure communications with qudits of any dimension D. When D is a prime number, we show that distillation protocols are optimal both qualitatively and quantitatively.

  13. Vacuum distillation/vapor filtration water recovery

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Honegger, R. J.; Neveril, R. B.; Remus, G. A.

    1974-01-01

    The development and evaluation of a vacuum distillation/vapor filtration (VD/VF) water recovery system are considered. As a functional model, the system converts urine and condensates waste water from six men to potable water on a steady-state basis. The system is designed for 180-day operating durations and for function on the ground, on zero-g aircraft, and in orbit. Preparatory tasks are summarized for conducting low gravity tests of a vacuum distillation/vapor filtration system for recovering water from urine.

  14. Preprototype Vapor Compression Distillation Subsystem development

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thompson, C. D.; Ellis, G. S.; Schubert, F. H.

    1981-01-01

    Vapor Compression Distillation (VCD) has evolved as the most promising approach to reclaim potable water from wastewater for future long-term manned space missions. Life Systems, Inc. (LSI), working with NASA, has developed a preprototype Vapor Compression Distillation Subsystem (VCDS) which processes wastewater at 1.4 kg/h. The preprototype unit weighs 143 kg, occupies a volume of 0.47 cu m, and will reclaim 96 percent of the available wastewater. This unit has been tested by LSI and is scheduled for further testing at NASA-JSC. This paper presents the preprototype VCDS design, configuration, performance data, test results and flight system projections.

  15. Classic papers in Solar Energy: Solar distillation

    SciTech Connect

    Howe, E.D.

    1990-06-01

    The following Classic Paper was presented by Professor Howe at the first international Conference on Solar Energy at Tucson, Arizona, USA in 1955. That conference was sponsored by the Association of Applied solar Energy (AFASE), the precursor of ISES. Although this paper does not represent the many developments in solar distillation later applied by Professor Howe in the South Pacific, it is a classic paper because it presents Professor Howe's pioneering work in setting up the Seawater Conversion Laboratory in Richmond for the University of California at Berkeley, US. The research of Professor Howe and his colleagues at the Seawater Conversion Laboratory formed the foundation of contemporary solar energy desalination and distillation systems.

  16. Ecology and Energy Action Pack.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McDonald's Corp., Oak Brook, IL.

    One of five McDonald's Action Packs, these elementary school-level instructional materials are for use as an introduction to existing units of study, supplements to a textbook, or a source of special projects for environmental education. Contents include these six units: Make Your Own Ecology Mini-spinner, Let's Look at a Food Chain, Drip the…

  17. Wire and Packing Tape Sandwiches

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    Rabinowitz, Sandy

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the author describes how students can combine craft wire with clear packing tape to create a two-dimensional design that can be bent and twisted to create a three-dimensional form. Students sandwich wire designs between two layers of tape. (Contains 1 online resource.)

  18. Ecology and Energy Action Pack.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McDonald's Corp., Oak Brook, IL.

    One of five McDonald's Action Packs, these elementary school-level instructional materials are for use as an introduction to existing units of study, supplements to a textbook, or a source of special projects for environmental education. Contents include these six units: Make Your Own Ecology Mini-spinner, Let's Look at a Food Chain, Drip the

  19. Eruption column physics

    SciTech Connect

    Valentine, G.A.

    1997-03-01

    In this paper the author focuses on the fluid dynamics of large-scale eruption columns. The dynamics of these columns are rooted in multiphase flow phenomena, so a major part of the paper sets up a foundation on that topic that allows one to quickly assess the inherent assumptions made in various theoretical and experimental approaches. The first part is centered on a set of complex differential equations that describe eruption columns, but the focus is on a general understanding of important physical processes rather than on the mathematics. The author discusses briefly the relative merits and weaknesses of different approaches, emphasizing that the largest advances in understanding are made by combining them. He then focuses on dynamics of steady eruption columns and then on transient phenomena. Finally he briefly reviews the effects of varying behavior of the ambient medium through which an eruption column moves. These final sections will emphasize concepts and a qualitative understanding of eruption dynamics. This paper relies on principles of continuum mechanics and transport processes but does not go into detail on the development of those principles. 36 refs., 36 figs., 3 tabs.

  20. Packing tube assembly for pumping wells

    SciTech Connect

    Towner, G.F.; Carter, C.A.

    1987-09-22

    A packing tube assembly for replacing a conventional stuffing box is described. The packing tube assembly comprising: a packing tube; a rod adaptor adapted to be coupled between the polished rod and the sucker rod string and adapted to extend throughout the packing tube when positioned therein; compressible packing means on the rod adaptor adapted to provide a seal between the rod adaptor and the packing tube when the rod adaptor is in position within the packing tube; stabilizing means on the rod adaptor adapted to engage the packing tube to stabilize the rod adaptor within the packing tube during operation; and a mounting bushing connected to the top of the packing tube and adapted to be threaded into the pumping tee to secure the packing tube position within the production tubing string. A method of converting a conventional stuffing box-equipped pumping well to a packing tube-equipped well is described. It consists of: disconnecting the polished rod of the pumping well from the sucker rod string while suspending the sucker rod string within the well by the use of slips; unthreading the conventional stuffing box from the pumping tee of the well and removing the stuffing box; attaching the polished rod to the upper end of a rod adaptor of a packing tube assembly, inserting the rod adaptor with the polished rod attached into the packing tube of the packing tube assembly; aligning the packing tube assembly with the sucker rod string; connecting the lower end of the rod adaptor to the sucker rod string; removing the slips and lowering the packer tube assembly through the pumping tee; and connecting the upper end of the packing tube to the pumping tee.

  1. Buckling of Liquid Columns

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    Habibi, M.; Rahmani, Y.; Bonn, Daniel; Ribe, N. M.

    2010-02-01

    Under appropriate conditions, a column of viscous liquid falling onto a rigid surface undergoes a buckling instability. Here we show experimentally and theoretically that liquid buckling exhibits a hitherto unsuspected complexity involving three different modesviscous, gravitational, and inertialdepending on how the viscous forces that resist bending of the column are balanced. We also find that the nonlinear evolution of the buckling exhibits a surprising multistability with three distinct states: steady stagnation flow, liquid rope coiling, and a new state in which the column simultaneously folds periodically and rotates about a vertical axis. The transitions among these states are subcritical, leading to a complex phase diagram in which different combinations of states coexist in different regions of the parameter space.

  2. Polymer-coated fibrous materials as the stationary phase in packed capillary gas chromatography.

    PubMed

    Saito, Yoshihiro; Tahara, Ai; Imaizumi, Motohiro; Takeichi, Tsutomu; Wada, Hiroo; Jinno, Kiyokatsu

    2003-10-15

    Synthetic polymer filaments have been introduced as the support material in packed capillary gas chromatography (GC). The filaments of the heat-resistant polymers, Zylon, Kevlar, Nomex, and Technora, were longitudinally packed into a short fused-silica capillary, followed by the conventional coating process for open-tubular GC columns. The separation of several test mixtures such as n-alkylbenzenes and n-alkanes was carried out with these polymer-coated fiber-packed capillary columns. With the coating by various polymeric materials on the surface of these filaments, the retentivity was significantly improved over the parent fiber-packed column (without polymer coating) as well as a conventional open-tubular capillary of the same length. The results demonstrated a good combination of Zylon as the support and poly(dimethylsiloxane)-based materials as the coating liquid-phase for the successful GC separation of n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), while successful applications for other separations such as poly(ethylene glycol) coating for the separation of alcohols were also obtained. From the results it has been suggested that the selectivity of the fiber-packed column could be tuned by selecting different coating materials, indicating the promising possibility for a novel usage of fine fibrous polymers as the support material that can be combined with newly synthesized coating materials specially designed for particular separations. Taking advantage of good thermal stability of the fibers, the column temperature could be elevated to higher than 350 degrees C with the combination of a short metallic capillary. PMID:14710834

  3. Holoprosencephaly: A mythologic and teratologic distillate.

    PubMed

    Cohen, M Michael

    2010-02-15

    This review of holoprosencephaly provides a mythologic and teratologic distillate of the subject under the following headings: Babylonian tablets; Greek mythology; pictures from the 16th through the 20th Centuries; 19th Century teratology; history of more modern concepts and their terminologies; and ocean-going ships named "Cyclops." PMID:20082455

  4. Chemical composition of distillers grains, a review

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In recent years, increasing demand for ethanol as a fuel additive and decreasing dependency on fossil fuels have resulted in a dramatic increase in the amount of grains used for ethanol production. Dry-grind is the major process, resulting in distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) as a major ...

  5. Distillation Calculations with a Programmable Calculator.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, Charles A.; Halpern, Bret L.

    1983-01-01

    Describes a three-step approach for teaching multicomponent distillation to undergraduates, emphasizing patterns of distribution as an aid to understanding the separation processes. Indicates that the second step can be carried out by programmable calculators. (A more complete set of programs for additional calculations is available from the

  6. Column technology and detection for capillary electroseparation techniques

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    Fermier, Adam M.

    1998-07-01

    Capillary separation techniques offer many advantages over conventional separation technology because of the small column inner diameters, including small sample volumes, increased mass sensitivity, and high separation efficiencies. However, there are several practical considerations that must be addressed when using capillary columns. Herein, two such considerations are addressed-detection and column technology. First, electrochemical detection was studied as a detection mode for capillary electrophoresis (CE). Detection of the small zones of carbohydrates and amino acids were performed after separation by CE. An inexpensive capillary-electrode holder was developed to facilitate alignment between the separation capillary and the electrode. The capillary-electrode holder provided a more time efficient means to align the separation capillary and the detection electrode. Second, the difficulty of packing capillary columns is addressed. We devised a method which uses centripetal forces to carry the particles into the capillary column, facilitating packing. It was noted that the highest impact speed resulted in better performance for columns used in capillary electrochromatography. The relationship between performance and column diameter was studied between 75 μm and 31 μm i.d. The efficiency of the smaller bore columns was greater and the smaller column proved to be more rugged. A method was also devised to measure the porosity of the columns from the observed resistance of the column. Porosity measurements for these columns ranged between 0.4 and 0.6. Throughout this work, steps were taken to understand fundamentally and experimentally the limits of chromatography in an effort to approach these limits. Of particular interest is the reduction of the particle diameter in liquid chromatography. To this end, electrochromatographic flow studies in submicron beds were conducted to investigate the effect of buffer and organic concentrations in such flows. Both, primary and secondary electroviscous effects were observed. Primary electroviscous effects are a function of the applied field and were observed by a decrease in the overall electroosmotic mobility as a function of the applied field. Secondary electroviscous effects, or double layer overlapping, caused the flow to decrease and were observed by lowering the electrolyte concentration to satisfy a /kappa a<10/ (~1/ mM).

  7. Polymethacrylate monolithic and hybrid particle-monolithic columns for reversed-phase and hydrophilic interaction capillary liquid chromatography.

    PubMed

    Jandera, Pavel; Urban, Jir; Skerkov, Veronika; Langmaier, Pavel; Kubckov, Romana; Planeta, Josef

    2010-01-01

    We prepared hybrid particle-monolithic polymethacrylate columns for micro-HPLC by in situ polymerization in fused silica capillaries pre-packed with 3-5microm C(18) and aminopropyl silica bonded particles, using polymerization mixtures based on laurylmethacrylate-ethylene dimethacrylate (co)polymers for the reversed-phase (RP) mode and [2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]-dimethyl-(3-sulfopropyl) zwitterionic (co)polymers for the hydrophilic interaction (HILIC) mode. The hybrid particle-monolithic columns showed reduced porosity and hold-up volumes, approximately 2-2.5 times lower in comparison to the pure monolithic columns prepared in the whole volume of empty capillaries. The elution volumes of sample compounds are also generally lower in comparison to packed or pure monolithic columns. The efficiency and permeability of the hybrid columns are intermediate in between the properties of the reference pure monolithic and particle-packed columns. The chemistries of the embedded solid particles and of the interparticle monolithic moiety in the hybrid capillary columns contribute to the retention to various degrees, affecting the selectivity of separation. Some hybrid columns provided improved separations of proteins in comparison to the reference particle-packed columns in the reversed-phase mode. Zwitterionic hybrid particle-monolithic columns show dual mode retention HILIC/RP behaviour depending on the composition of the mobile phase and allow separations of polar compounds such as phenolic acids in the HILIC mode at lower concentrations of acetonitrile and, often in shorter analysis time in comparison to particle-packed and full-volume monolithic columns. PMID:19800628

  8. A comparison study of column flotation technologies for cleaning Illinois coal. Final technical report, September 1, 1993--November 30, 1994

    SciTech Connect

    Honaker, R.Q.; Paul, B.C.

    1994-12-31

    Six commercially-available column technologies were compared on the basis of their separation performance, throughput capacity and operational characteristics for treating Illinois Basin coal fines. The flotation column technologies included in this study were the Jameson Cell, Flotaire, Turboair, Packed-Column, Microcel and the Canadian Column. The coal samples treated in this study were a {minus}100 mesh flotation feed slurry, a {minus}40 mesh coal, and a refuse pond coal sample. This investigation found that the Packed Column, Jameson Cell, and Microcel are the best flotation columns for cleaning the Illinois Basin coals treated in this study. The Packed-Column was found to provide superior selectivity, although requiring the highest amount of air and frother concentration. The superior performance is believed to be related to the extensive reflux action and selective detachment mechanism that are more prevalent in the Packed-Column due to its unique ability to support a full froth column. Among the conventional open columns, the Microcel provided the best selectivity, most likely due to its lower aeration requirement which results in a more plug-flow environment within the cell. Both the Packed-Column and the Microcel appeared to have nearly equal throughput capacities. The Jameson Cell, which also has a relatively high throughput capacity, was found to require the least amount of frother while supplying a self-inducing air system. Another important finding of this investigation is that the traditional release analysis procedure is inadequate for predicting the optimum performance of advanced froth flotation processes and, thus, requires further investigation.

  9. 7 CFR 906.10 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT GROWN IN LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN TEXAS Order Regulating Handling Definitions 906.10 Pack. Pack means the specific...

  10. 7 CFR 906.10 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT GROWN IN LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN TEXAS Order Regulating Handling Definitions 906.10 Pack. Pack means the specific...

  11. 7 CFR 906.10 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT GROWN IN LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN TEXAS Order Regulating Handling Definitions 906.10 Pack. Pack means the specific...

  12. 7 CFR 906.10 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT GROWN IN LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN TEXAS Order Regulating Handling Definitions 906.10 Pack. Pack means the specific...

  13. 7 CFR 906.10 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT GROWN IN LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN TEXAS Order Regulating Handling Definitions 906.10 Pack. Pack means the specific...

  14. 7 CFR 984.15 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WALNUTS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 984.15 Pack. Pack means to bleach, clean, grade, shell or otherwise prepare walnuts for market as inshell or shelled walnuts....

  15. 7 CFR 984.15 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WALNUTS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 984.15 Pack. Pack means to bleach, clean, grade, shell or otherwise prepare walnuts for market as inshell or shelled walnuts....

  16. 7 CFR 984.15 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WALNUTS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 984.15 Pack. Pack means to bleach, clean, grade, shell or otherwise prepare walnuts for market as inshell or shelled walnuts....

  17. 7 CFR 984.15 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WALNUTS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 984.15 Pack. Pack means to bleach, clean, grade, shell or otherwise prepare walnuts for market as inshell or shelled walnuts....

  18. 7 CFR 984.15 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WALNUTS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 984.15 Pack. Pack means to bleach, clean, grade, shell or otherwise prepare walnuts for market as inshell or shelled walnuts....

  19. Combination process for the conversion of a distillate hydrocarbon to maximize middle distillate production

    SciTech Connect

    Humbach, M.J.; Hale, J.G.

    1987-04-28

    A process is described for the conversion of an aromatic-rich, distillable gas oil charge stock which is essentially free from asphaltenic hydrocarbons. This process possesses an aromatic hydrocarbon concentration greater than about 20 volume percent to selectively produce large quantities of high quality middle distillate while minimizing hydrogen consumption. The steps for the process are: reacting the charge stock with hydrogen, in a catalytic hydrocracking reaction zone, at hydrocracking conditions; separating the resulting hydrocracking reaction zone effluent to provide a middle distillate product stream and a paraffin-rich hydrocarbonaceous stream; recovering the middle distillate product stream; reacting the paraffin-rich hydrocarbonaceous stream in a non-catalytic thermal reaction zone at mild thermal cracking conditions including an elevated temperature; separating the non-catalytic thermal reaction zone effluent to provide a fraction boiling and a hydro-carbonaceous stream boiling; and reacting at least a portion of the hydrocarbonaceous stream boiling.

  20. Fluid mechanics of distillation trays (II): Prediction of flow fields on some practically important sieve trays

    SciTech Connect

    Basaran, O.A.; Wohlhuter, F.K.

    1995-04-01

    Separation processes account for 6% of the annual US energy expenditure, 50% of which is consumed by distillation alone. Therefore, it is not too surprising that distillation, the work horse of the chemical process industry, is under attack by emerging technologies based on membranes and adsorption, whose proponents claim enormous potential savings in energy expenditures. Moreover, the massive scale of use plus the energy intensiveness implies that even small improvements in the efficiency of distillation processes can result in large gains in energy savings. Such improvements can come from developing fundamental understanding of the fluid mechanics of tray columns, which has heretofore been lacking and is the subject of this paper. The flow on a distillation tray is governed by the equations of mass and momentum conservation in three-dimensions. These equations are reduced here to a set of two-dimensional equations by averaging them across the depth of the fluid film flowing across the tray. The depth-averaged equations are then solved by a Galerkin/finite element technique. The evolution of film height and flow fields are determined for three types of trays that are commonly found in the laboratory and in actual plants: rectangular trays, circular trays, and so-called race track trays. Sample results include development and growth of eddies of zones of recirculation on various types of trays, variation of film height with position on a tray, and effect of tray geometry, flow rate, and physical properties on tray holdup. Occurrence of eddies and large height variations on trays can have detrimental consequences in vapor-liquid contacting operations. Therefore, the new rigorous computations should prove indispensable in developing column designs that avoid or minimize them.

  1. Reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption of heat-integrated distillation systems.

    PubMed

    Gadalla, Mamdouh A; Olujic, Zarko; Jansens, Peter J; Jobson, Megan; Smith, Robin

    2005-09-01

    Distillation systems are energy and power intensive processes and contribute significantly to the greenhouse gases emissions (e.g. carbon dioxide). Reducing CO2 emissions is an absolute necessity and expensive challenge to the chemical process industries in orderto meetthe environmental targets as agreed in the Kyoto Protocol. A simple model for the calculation of CO2 emissions from heat-integrated distillation systems is introduced, considering typical process industry utility devices such as boilers, furnaces, and turbines. Furnaces and turbines consume large quantities of fuels to provide electricity and process heats. As a result, they produce considerable amounts of CO2 gas to the atmosphere. Boilers are necessary to supply steam for heating purposes; besides, they are also significant emissions contributors. The model is used in an optimization-based approach to optimize the process conditions of an existing crude oil atmospheric tower in order to reduce its CO2 emissions and energy demands. It is also applied to generate design options to reduce the emissions from a novel internally heat-integrated distillation column (HIDiC). A gas turbine can be integrated with these distillation systems for larger emissions reduction and further energy savings. Results show that existing crude oil installations can save up to 21% in energy and 22% in emissions, when the process conditions are optimized. Additionally, by integrating a gas turbine, the total emissions can be reduced further by 48%. Internal heat-integrated columns can be a good alternative to conventional heat pump and other energy intensive close boiling mixtures separations. Energy savings can reach up to 100% with respect to reboiler heat requirements. Emissions of these configurations are cut down by up to 83%, compared to conventional units, and by 36%, with respect to heat pump alternatives. Importantly, cost savings and more profit are gained in parallel to emissions minimization. PMID:16190250

  2. Ecology of southern ocean pack ice.

    PubMed

    Brierley, Andrew S; Thomas, David N

    2002-01-01

    Around Antarctica the annual five-fold growth and decay of sea ice is the most prominent physical process and has a profound impact on marine life there. In winter the pack ice canopy extends to cover almost 20 million square kilometres--some 8% of the southern hemisphere and an area larger than the Antarctic continent itself (13.2 million square kilometres)--and is one of the largest, most dynamic ecosystems on earth. Biological activity is associated with all physical components of the sea-ice system: the sea-ice surface; the internal sea-ice matrix and brine channel system; the underside of sea ice and the waters in the vicinity of sea ice that are modified by the presence of sea ice. Microbial and microalgal communities proliferate on and within sea ice and are grazed by a wide range of proto- and macrozooplankton that inhabit the sea ice in large concentrations. Grazing organisms also exploit biogenic material released from the sea ice at ice break-up or melt. Although rates of primary production in the underlying water column are often low because of shading by sea-ice cover, sea ice itself forms a substratum that provides standing stocks of bacteria, algae and grazers significantly higher than those in ice-free areas. Decay of sea ice in summer releases particulate and dissolved organic matter to the water column, playing a major role in biogeochemical cycling as well as seeding water column phytoplankton blooms. Numerous zooplankton species graze sea-ice algae, benefiting additionally because the overlying sea-ice ceiling provides a refuge from surface predators. Sea ice is an important nursery habitat for Antarctic krill, the pivotal species in the Southern Ocean marine ecosystem. Some deep-water fish migrate to shallow depths beneath sea ice to exploit the elevated concentrations of some zooplankton there. The increased secondary production associated with pack ice and the sea-ice edge is exploited by many higher predators, with seals, seabirds and whales aggregating there. As a result, much of the Southern Ocean pelagic whaling was concentrated at the edge of the marginal ice zone. The extent and duration of sea ice fluctuate periodically under the influence of global climatic phenomena including the El Niño Southern Oscillation. Life cycles of some associated species may reflect this periodicity. With evidence for climatic warming in some regions of Antarctica, there is concern that ecosystem change may be induced by changes in sea-ice extent. The relative abundance of krill and salps appears to change interannually with sea-ice extent, and in warm years, when salps proliferate, krill are scarce and dependent predators suffer severely. Further research on the Southern Ocean sea-ice system is required, not only to further our basic understanding of the ecology, but also to provide ecosystem managers with the information necessary for the development of strategies in response to short- and medium-term environmental changes in Antarctica. Technological advances are delivering new sampling platforms such as autonomous underwater vehicles that are improving vastly our ability to sample the Antarctic under sea-ice environment. Data from such platforms will enhance greatly our understanding of the globally important Southern Ocean sea-ice ecosystem. PMID:12154613

  3. On the kinetics of pack aluminization

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gupta, B. K.; Sarkhel, A. K.; Seigle, L. L.

    1975-01-01

    A theory of pack aluminization has been formulated by combining gaseous and solid-state diffusion rates. This theory relates the surface composition of the coating and therefore, in principle, the phase morphology and the growth rate of the coating, to pack operating parameters such as pack aluminum density, type of activator, temperature and others. Experimental data on the aluminization of unalloyed nickel in pure aluminum packs obtained to date are in good agreement with the predictions of the theory.

  4. Complications of balloon packing in epistaxis.

    PubMed

    Vermeeren, Lenka; Derks, Wynia; Fokkens, Wytske; Menger, Dirk-Jan

    2015-10-01

    Although balloon packing appears to be efficient to control epistaxis, severe local complications can occur. We describe four patients with local lesions after balloon packing. Prolonged balloon packing can cause damage to nasal mucosa, septum and alar skin (nasal mucosa, the cartilaginous skeleton and the overlying soft-tissue envelope) and should, therefore, be avoided. We suggest early nasendoscopy in general anesthesia to identify and treat the bleeding focus, if bleeding cannot be controlled with regular packing. PMID:25647471

  5. 27 CFR 19.307 - Distillates containing extraneous substances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... production. Distillates that contain substantial quantities of fusel oil, aldehydes, or other extraneous.... Distillates that contain aldehydes may be removed, without payment of tax, to an adjacent bonded wine...

  6. 27 CFR 19.307 - Distillates containing extraneous substances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... production. Distillates that contain substantial quantities of fusel oil, aldehydes, or other extraneous.... Distillates that contain aldehydes may be removed, without payment of tax, to an adjacent bonded wine...

  7. 27 CFR 19.307 - Distillates containing extraneous substances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... production. Distillates that contain substantial quantities of fusel oil, aldehydes, or other extraneous.... Distillates that contain aldehydes may be removed, without payment of tax, to an adjacent bonded wine...

  8. 27 CFR 19.307 - Distillates containing extraneous substances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... production. Distillates that contain substantial quantities of fusel oil, aldehydes, or other extraneous.... Distillates that contain aldehydes may be removed, without payment of tax, to an adjacent bonded wine...

  9. Administration of distillate thyme leaves into the diet of Segurea ewes: effect on lamb meat quality.

    PubMed

    Nieto, G; Ban, S; Garrido, M D

    2012-12-01

    The effect of including thyme by-products from the distillation industry into the diet of pregnant ewes on the final quality of lamb meat was evaluated during meat storage in modified atmosphere. A total of 36 Segurea ewes were randomly assigned to three homogeneous groups. One group was fed a basal diet (BD) as control (C), whereas the diet of the other two groups was modified by substituting 10% (T 1) and 20% (T 2) of the BD with pellets made from 50% barley and 50% distilled thyme leaves (DTL). Meat spoilage (total viable, psychrotroph (PSY), moulds and yeasts, Enterobacteriaceae and lactic acid bacteria), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), colour (CIELab coordinates, metmyoglobin) and sensory characteristics of fresh lamb meat packed in modified atmosphere packaging (70% O2 : 30% CO2) were analysed after storage at 0, 7, 14 and 21 days. In general, the DTL-containing diet inhibited lipid and pigment oxidation in fresh lamb meat. Lower PSY counts and content of secondary oxidation product (TBARS) as a result of adding DTL to the ewe diet, whereas surface redness (a* values) was significantly higher on days 7 and 14. It can be concluded that thyme by-products from the distillation industry could be used as a source of natural antioxidant and antimicrobial in the feed for ewes. PMID:23031660

  10. HEAT TRANSFER ANALYSIS FOR ION-EXCHANGE COLUMN SYSTEM

    SciTech Connect

    Lee, S.; King, W.

    2011-05-23

    Models have been developed to simulate the thermal characteristics of Crystalline Silicotitanate (CST) ion exchange media fully loaded with radioactive cesium in a column configuration and distributed within a waste storage tank. This work was conducted to support the Small Column Ion Exchange (SCIX) program which is focused on processing dissolved, high-sodium salt waste for the removal of specific radionuclides (including Cs-137, Sr-90, and actinides) within a High Level Waste (HLW) storage tank at the Savannah River Site. The SCIX design includes CST columns inserted and supported in the tank top risers for cesium removal. Temperature distributions and maximum temperatures across the column were calculated with a focus on process upset conditions. A two-dimensional computational modeling approach for the in-column ion-exchange domain was taken to include conservative, bounding estimates for key parameters such that the results would provide the maximum centerline temperatures achievable under the design configurations using a feed composition known to promote high cesium loading on CST. The current full-scale design for the CST column includes one central cooling pipe and four outer cooling tubes. Most calculations assumed that the fluid within the column was stagnant (i.e. no buoyancy-induced flow) for a conservative estimate. A primary objective of these calculations was to estimate temperature distributions across packed CST beds immersed in waste supernate or filled with dry air under various accident scenarios. Accident scenarios evaluated included loss of salt solution flow through the bed, inadvertent column drainage, and loss of active cooling in the column. The modeling results demonstrate that the baseline design using one central and four outer cooling tubes provides a highly efficient cooling mechanism for reducing the maximum column temperature.

  11. High pressure humidification columns: Design equations, algorithm, and computer code

    SciTech Connect

    Enick, R.M.; Klara, S.M.; Marano, J.J.

    1994-07-01

    This report describes the detailed development of a computer model to simulate the humidification of an air stream in contact with a water stream in a countercurrent, packed tower, humidification column. The computer model has been developed as a user model for the Advanced System for Process Engineering (ASPEN) simulator. This was done to utilize the powerful ASPEN flash algorithms as well as to provide ease of use when using ASPEN to model systems containing humidification columns. The model can easily be modified for stand-alone use by incorporating any standard algorithm for performing flash calculations. The model was primarily developed to analyze Humid Air Turbine (HAT) power cycles; however, it can be used for any application that involves a humidifier or saturator. The solution is based on a multiple stage model of a packed column which incorporates mass and energy, balances, mass transfer and heat transfer rate expressions, the Lewis relation and a thermodynamic equilibrium model for the air-water system. The inlet air properties, inlet water properties and a measure of the mass transfer and heat transfer which occur in the column are the only required input parameters to the model. Several example problems are provided to illustrate the algorithm`s ability to generate the temperature of the water, flow rate of the water, temperature of the air, flow rate of the air and humidity of the air as a function of height in the column. The algorithm can be used to model any high-pressure air humidification column operating at pressures up to 50 atm. This discussion includes descriptions of various humidification processes, detailed derivations of the relevant expressions, and methods of incorporating these equations into a computer model for a humidification column.

  12. Columns in Clay

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leenhouts, Robin

    2010-01-01

    This article describes a clay project for students studying Greece and Rome. It provides a wonderful way to learn slab construction techniques by making small clay column capitols. With this lesson, students learn architectural vocabulary and history, understand the importance of classical architectural forms and their influence on today's

  13. Columns in Clay

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leenhouts, Robin

    2010-01-01

    This article describes a clay project for students studying Greece and Rome. It provides a wonderful way to learn slab construction techniques by making small clay column capitols. With this lesson, students learn architectural vocabulary and history, understand the importance of classical architectural forms and their influence on today's…

  14. A Column Dispersion Experiment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Corapcioglu, M. Y.; Koroglu, F.

    1982-01-01

    Crushed glass and a Rhodamine B solution are used in a one-dimensional optically scanned column experiment to study the dispersion phenomenon in porous media. Results indicate that the described model gave satisfactory results and that the dispersion process in this experiment is basically convective. (DC)

  15. Fundamental Studies on Two-Phase Gas-Liquid Flows Through Packed Beds in Microgravity

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Balakotaiah, Vemuri; McCready, Mark J.; Motil, Brian J.

    2002-01-01

    In the typical operation of a packed-bed reactor, gas and liquid flow simultaneously through a fixed bed of solid particles. Depending on the application, the particles can be of various shapes and sizes and provide for intimate contact and high rates of transport between the phases needed to sustain chemical or biological reactions. The packing may also serve as either a catalyst or as a support for growing biological material. NASA has flown two of these packed-bed systems in a microgravity environment with limited or no success. The goal of this research is to develop models (with scale-up capability) needed for the design of the physicochemical equipment to carry out these unit operations in microgravity. New insight will also lead to improvements in normal gravity operations. Our initial experiment was flown using an existing KC-135 two-phase flow rig with a modified test section. The test section is a clear polycarbonate rectangular column with a depth of 2.54 cm, a width of 5.08 cm, and 60 cm long. The column was randomly packed with spherical glass beads by slowly dropping the beads into the bed. Even though care was taken in handling the column after it was filled with packing, the alternating high and low gravity cycles with each parabola created a slightly tighter packed bed than is typically reported for this type. By the usual method of comparing the weight difference of a completely dry column versus a column filled with water, the void fraction was found to be .345 for both sizes of beads used. Five flush mounted differential pressure transducers are spaced at even intervals with the first location 4 cm from the inlet port and the subsequent pressure transducers spaced at 13 cm intervals along the column. Differential pressure data was acquired at 1000 Hz to adequately observe pulse formation and characteristics. Visual images of the flow were recorded using a high-speed SVHS system at 500 frames per second. Over 250 different test conditions were evaluated along with a companion set of tests in normal gravity. The flow rates, fluid properties and packing properties were selected to provide a range of several orders-of-magnitude for the important dimensionless parameters. Additional information is included in the original extended abstract.

  16. 7 CFR 51.1270 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Packing. 51.1270 Section 51.1270 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... Packing. (a) Each package shall be packed so that the pears in the shown face shall be...

  17. 7 CFR 51.1311 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Packing. 51.1311 Section 51.1311 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing..., CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Winter Pears 1 Standard Pack 51.1311 Packing....

  18. 7 CFR 51.1311 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Packing. 51.1311 Section 51.1311 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing..., CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) United States Standards for Winter Pears 1 Standard Pack 51.1311 Packing....

  19. 7 CFR 51.1270 - Packing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Packing. 51.1270 Section 51.1270 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing... Packing. (a) Each package shall be packed so that the pears in the shown face shall be...

  20. 7 CFR 966.11 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TOMATOES GROWN IN FLORIDA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 966.11 Pack. Pack means any of the packs of tomatoes as defined and set forth in the United States Standards for Fresh Tomatoes issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (§§...

  1. 7 CFR 966.11 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TOMATOES GROWN IN FLORIDA Order Regulating Handling Definitions § 966.11 Pack. Pack means any of the packs of tomatoes as defined and set forth in the United States Standards for Fresh Tomatoes issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (§§...

  2. Force propagation in isostatic granular packs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Krapf, Nathan William

    We investigate how forces spread through frictionless granular packs at the jamming transition. Previous work has indicated that such packs are isostatic, and thus obey a null stress law which, independent of the packing history, causes rays of stress to propagate away from a point force at oblique angles [1]. Prior verifications of the null stress law have used a sequential packing method which yields packs with anisotropic packing histories. We create packs without this anisotropy, and then later break the symmetry by adding a boundary. Our isotropic packs are very sensitive, and their responses to point forces diverge wildly, indicating that they cannot be described by any continuum stress model. We stabilize the packs by supplying an additional boundary, which makes the response much more regular. The response of the stabilized packs resembles what one would expect in a hyperstatic pack, despite the isostatic bulk. The expected stress rays characteristic of null stress behavior are not present. This suggests that isostatic packs do not need to obey a null stress condition. We argue that the rays may arise instead from more simple geometric considerations, such as preferred contact angles between beads. [1] A. V. Tkachenko and T. A. Witten, Physical Review E 60, 687 (1999).

  3. 7 CFR 966.11 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TOMATOES GROWN IN FLORIDA Order Regulating Handling Definitions 966.11 Pack. Pack means any of the packs of tomatoes as defined and set forth in the United States Standards for Fresh Tomatoes issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (...

  4. 7 CFR 966.11 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TOMATOES GROWN IN FLORIDA Order Regulating Handling Definitions 966.11 Pack. Pack means any of the packs of tomatoes as defined and set forth in the United States Standards for Fresh Tomatoes issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (...

  5. 7 CFR 966.11 - Pack.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TOMATOES GROWN IN FLORIDA Order Regulating Handling Definitions 966.11 Pack. Pack means any of the packs of tomatoes as defined and set forth in the United States Standards for Fresh Tomatoes issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (...

  6. Diffusion in Jammed Particle Packs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bolintineanu, Dan S.; Grest, Gary S.; Lechman, Jeremy B.; Silbert, Leonardo E.

    2015-08-01

    Using random walk simulations we explore diffusive transport through monodisperse sphere packings over a range of packing fractions ? in the vicinity of the jamming transition at ?c . Various diffusion properties are computed over several orders of magnitude in both time and packing pressure. Two well-separated regimes of normal "Fickian" diffusion, where the mean squared displacement is linear in time, are observed. The first corresponds to diffusion inside individual spheres, while the latter is the long-time bulk diffusion. The intermediate anomalous diffusion regime and the long-time value of the diffusion coefficient are both shown to be controlled by particle contacts, which in turn depend on proximity to ?c . The time required to recover normal diffusion t* scales as (? -?c)-0.5 and the long-time diffusivity D?(? -?c)0.5 , or D?1 /t* . It is shown that the distribution of mean first passage times associated with the escape of random walkers between neighboring particles controls both t* and D? in the limit ? ??c.

  7. Interpolation of recurrence and hashing entanglement distillation protocols

    SciTech Connect

    Vollbrecht, Karl Gerd H.; Verstraete, Frank

    2005-06-15

    We construct interesting entanglement distillation protocols by interpolating between the recurrence and hashing protocols. This leads to asymptotic two-way distillation protocols, resulting in an improvement of the distillation rate for all mixed Bell diagonal entangled states, even for the ones with very high fidelity. We also present a method for how entanglement-assisted distillation protocol can be converted into nonentanglement-assisted protocols with the same yield.

  8. Supercooling and cold energy storage characteristics of nano-media in ball-packed porous structures

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Qunzhi, Zhao; Xuelai, Zhang; Xiaoyang, Liang; Tiantian, Liu; Xiaoxue, Luo

    2015-04-01

    The presented experiments aimed to study the supercooling and cold-energy storage characteristics of nanofluids and water-based nano-media in ball-packed porous structures (BPS). Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) measuring 20nm and 80nm were used as additives and sodium dodecyl benzene sulphonate (SDBS) was used as anionic surfactant. The experiments used different concentrations of nanofluid, distilled with BPS of different spherical diameter and different concentrations of nano-media, and were conducted 20 times. Experimental results of supercooling were analysed by statistical methods. Results show that the average and peak supercooling degrees of nanofluids and nano-media in BPS are lower than those of distilled water. For the distilled water in BPS, the supercooling degree decreases on the whole with the decrease of the ball diameter. With the same spherical diameter (8mm) of BPS, the supercooling degree of TiO2 NPs measuring 20nm is lower than the supercooling degree of distilled water in BPS. Step-cooling experiments of different concentrations of nanofluids and nano-media in BPS were also conducted. Results showed that phase transition time is reduced because of the presence of TiO2 NPs. The BPS substrate and the NPs enhance the heat transfer. Distilled water with a porous solid base and nanoparticles means the amount of cold-energy storage increases and the supercooling degree and the total time are greatly reduced. The phase transition time of distilled water is about 3.5 times that of nano-media in BPS.

  9. Fiber separation from distillers dried grains with solubles using a larger elutriation apparatus and use of fiber as a feedstock for corn fiber gum production

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In an earlier study, the combination of sieving and elutriation (air flow) was found to be effective in separating fiber from distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS); the elutriation column diameter used was 63 mm. Larger quantities of fractions were needed for carrying out studies on producti...

  10. 40 CFR 721.9635 - Terpene residue distillates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Terpene residue distillates. 721.9635... Substances 721.9635 Terpene residue distillates. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as terpene residue distillates (PMN...

  11. 27 CFR 24.183 - Use of distillates containing aldehydes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... containing aldehydes. 24.183 Section 24.183 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX... distillates containing aldehydes. Distillates containing aldehydes may be received on wine premises for use in... fermentation of wine made from a different kind of fruit. Distillates containing aldehydes which are...

  12. 27 CFR 19.322 - Distillates containing extraneous substances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... bonded wine cellar shall be in accordance with the provisions of 27 CFR part 240. (Sec. 201, Pub. L. 85... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Distillates containing... Distillates containing extraneous substances. (a) Use in production. Distillates containing...

  13. Antioxidant Activity of Phytochemicals from Dried Distillers Grain Oil

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A distillate was obtained by molecular distillation of oil extracted from distiller’s dried grains (DDG). The dried distiller’s grains distillate (DDGD) contained phytosterols, steryl ferulates, tocopherols, tocotrienols, and carotenoids. DDGD was tested for its impact on the oxidative stability i...

  14. 40 CFR 721.9635 - Terpene residue distillates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Terpene residue distillates. 721.9635... Substances § 721.9635 Terpene residue distillates. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified generically as terpene residue distillates (PMN...

  15. 7 CFR 160.9 - Destructively distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Destructively distilled wood turpentine. 160.9 Section... REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.9 Destructively distilled wood turpentine. The designation destructively distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of...

  16. 7 CFR 160.9 - Destructively distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Destructively distilled wood turpentine. 160.9 Section... REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.9 Destructively distilled wood turpentine. The designation destructively distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of...

  17. 7 CFR 160.9 - Destructively distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Destructively distilled wood turpentine. 160.9 Section... REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.9 Destructively distilled wood turpentine. The designation destructively distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of...

  18. 7 CFR 160.9 - Destructively distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Destructively distilled wood turpentine. 160.9 Section... REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.9 Destructively distilled wood turpentine. The designation destructively distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of...

  19. 7 CFR 160.9 - Destructively distilled wood turpentine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Destructively distilled wood turpentine. 160.9 Section... REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR NAVAL STORES General 160.9 Destructively distilled wood turpentine. The designation destructively distilled wood turpentine shall refer to the kind of spirits of...

  20. 27 CFR 27.31 - Warehouse receipts covering distilled spirits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Warehouse receipts... BEER Dealer Registration and Recordkeeping 27.31 Warehouse receipts covering distilled spirits. The sale of warehouse receipts for distilled spirits is equivalent to the sale of distilled...