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9039899 Osmotic separation systems and methods  
Separation processes using osmotically driven membrane systems are disclosed generally involving the extraction of solvent from a first solution to concentrate solute by using a second...
9028697 Methods and apparatus for controlling moisture in plant oils and liquid biofuels  
The moisture absorption capacity of biofuels can be more or less 10 times that of fossil diesel oil, causing biofuels to form acids that induce metal corrosion and form deposits in the fuel tank...
9005445 Method of testing integrity of microporous membrane  
The present invention provides a method of testing the integrity of a microporous membrane using a colloid solution containing metal particles or metal compound particles that can accurately...
8999171 Membrane and electrodialysis based seawater desalination with salt, boron and gypsum recovery  
A method of producing desalinated water and recovering minerals from the feedwater uses membrane separation and electrodialysis brine concentration. This process can recover all of the minerals as...
8969628 Method for enriching a homogeneous catalyst from a process flow  
The invention relates to a method for enriching a homogenous catalyst from a process flow comprising said homogenous catalyst as a component, wherein the process flow is conducted over at least...
8960448 Thin film composite osmosis membranes  
A two-layered osmosis membrane contains a support layer and a rejection layer. The support layer, in which a mesh is embedded, is made of a phase separation polymer and has a thickness of 50 to...
8956538 Phononic crystal desalination system and methods of use  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for desalination of salt water based on an engineered acoustic field that causes constructive and destructive interference at pre-computed spatial...
8945391 Organic polymers-separation membrane filter, and organic polymers-separation method  
The object of the invention is to provide an organic polymers-separation membrane filter capable of physically separating organic polymers based on their molecular stereostructure difference...
8940174 Method for treating spent abrasive slurry  
A method for treating spent abrasive slurry obtained from cutting a body of a substrate material into wafer-like slices, the slurry comprising a lubricant fluid, unspent abrasive particles and...
8932470 Filter material for removing aggregates and method of filtering blood product  
An aggregate-removing filter material efficiently removes aggregates that are contained in a blood product for transfusion and may cause transfusion reactions without clogging, and exhibits...
8900458 Method of isolating target substance using membrane and apparatus therefor  
A separation apparatus using a membrane for diafiltration, which provides precise fractionation of a target substance by monitoring and regulating permeability of the target substance based on...
8889009 Process for purifying low molecular weight hydridosilanes  
The present invention relates to a process for purifying low molecular weight hydridosilane solutions, in which a solution to be purified comprising a) at least one low molecular weight...
8887737 Extraction and storage of tobacco constituents  
A method of forming a liquor comprising tobacco solutes, the method comprising extracting tobacco solutes from tobacco by flowing an extraction solvent through tobacco to form a tobacco...
8889071 Apparatus and method for separating plasma  
An apparatus for separating plasma by which plasma can be separated from a small amount of whole blood cell sample without centrifugation is disclosed. This apparatus includes a blood channel...
8883012 Reduced fouling of reverse osmosis membranes  
The present invention provides a new water purification method and system using reverse osmosis. In particular, the present invention provides methods and water purification systems using an ion...
8877064 System and method for separating solids from fluids  
A system for separating solids from fluid including a solid-laden fluid including a base fluid, a first separator configured to receive the solid-laden fluid and separate the fluid into a solids...
8857279 Analyte screening and detection systems and methods  
Methods of concentrating an analyte that is in liquid and method of detecting an analyte in a liquid are disclosed. Methods of screening a liquid for the presence of an analyte are also disclosed....
8852436 Solvent removal and recovery from inorganic and organic solutions  
A process for recovering solvents from inorganic and organic solutions is disclosed. The process utilizes a polymer capable of selectively extracting the solvent from the inorganic or organic...
8821731 Systems and methods for regenerating liquid solvents used in the removal of organic contaminants from gaseous mixtures  
A method is provided of regenerating solvents used to remove gaseous contaminants from gaseous mixtures of various compositions with significantly reduced energy required, where one exemplary...
8822128 Production method of resist composition for lithography  
The present invention provides a production method of a resist composition for lithography, comprising, at least: a filtering step for filtering a resist composition for lithography by a filter...
8795218 Method of removing unwanted molecules from blood  
A method of removing unwanted molecules from blood includes (i) directing a flow of blood from a patient through a first hemofilter, (ii) removing a volume of fluid from the blood using the first...
8795530 Optimization of separation for viscous suspensions  
The present invention relates to methods and systems for optimization of dilution of a viscous starting material to isolate and/or concentrate the product of interest from the starting source...
8795532 Process for operating a cooling tower comprising the treatment of feed water by direct osmosis  
A process for operating a cooling tower (10), said process comprising: introducing a feed solution into a cooling tower, evaporating solvent from the feed solution to produce a concentrated...
8778186 High-density polydicyclopentadiene  
The invention provides a method of contacting a membrane having a highly cross-linked polydicyclopentadiene matrix with a feed solution having a) a first component with a molecular weight in the...
8771516 Membranes having improved performance  
Permselective asymmetric membranes suitable e.g. for hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration and hemofiltration of blood, and having improved performance, including improved sieving characteristics,...
8764992 Method of fractionating oxidic nanoparticles by crossflow membrane filtration  
A method of fractionating a dispersion of oxidic nanoparticles wherein at least one step of the method is a membrane crossflow filtration step, the flow of the dispersion over the membrane being...
8764957 Water treatment using a bipolar membrane  
A method of water treatment comprising: providing an electrolysis device comprising an electrolysis vessel; providing feed streams to the first salt water chamber of the vessel, second salt water...
8758822 Method for manufacturing uniform size polymeric nanoparticles containing poorly soluble drugs  
The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing uniform size polymeric nanoparticles containing poorly soluble drugs, and more particularly, to a method for manufacturing uniform size...
8758625 Use of porous hollow-fiber membrane for producing clarified biomedical culture medium  
Use of a porous hollow fiber membrane for producing a clarified biomedical culture medium by a method including a filtration step of distributing a biomedical culture medium over the porous hollow...
8696404 Systems for recycling slurry materials during polishing processes  
Systems for recycling slurry materials during polishing processes are provided. One system includes a polisher having an inlet and drain outlet, and a slurry storage tank to supply a slurry...
8685250 System and method for using carbon dioxide sequestered from seawater in the remineralization of process water  
Disclosed is an improved method for remineralizing desalinated water. The desalination system includes, but is not limited to, a conventional reverse osmosis membrane system, forward osmosis...
8678080 Water processing systems and methods  
A system comprising a well drilled into an underground formation comprising hydrocarbons; a water supply; a steam production facility, the steam production facility comprising a filter to remove...
8679338 Combined acoustic micro filtration and phononic crystal membrane particle separation  
A system is provided that includes one or more acoustic microfilters through which is flowed a mixture of a fluid and a particulate to selectively filter particles from the fluid. Also included...
8663908 Method of removing abnormal prion protein from plasma or erythrocyte product  
Provided are a method of conveniently and efficiently removing abnormal prion protein from a blood product and a method of removing leukocyte simultaneously with abnormal prion protein. The method...
8647509 Seawater desalination plant and production of high purity salt  
The present invention discloses an integrated desalination and salt plant for the production of a salt or slurry product of high purity. The reject stream from the desalination plant is used as...
8647508 System and method for processing samples  
A system and method for processing samples. The system can include a loading chamber, a detection chamber positioned in fluid communication with the loading chamber, and a fluid path defined at...
8617398 Method for high efficiency reverse osmosis operation  
A process for treatment of water. Hardness and non-hydroxide alkalinity are removed from feedwaters to an extent sufficient to avoid scaling when concentrated. Sparingly ionizable components in...
8617904 Sperm cell processing methods  
A method of processing animal sperm cells that includes: collecting sperm cells from a male animal; sorting the sperm cells to obtain a quantity of sperm cells having a desired characteristic, the...
8613858 Separation process  
The invention relates to a nanofiltration process for enriching and concentrating a neutral organic compound into the permeated liquid with negative retention.
8586788 Method for producing of ultra-clean and high-purity electronic grade acetic acid  
A method for producing of ultra-clean and high-purity electronic acetic acid is disclosed. The method including following steps: Step 1, industrial acetic acid is fast distilled; Step 2, filtering...
8580118 Water softener system using nanofiltration to reclaim a portion of the regenerating sodium chloride  
A water softening system includes apparatus and process that recycles a substantial percentage of the brine. This system conventionally includes a brine tank and a softening tank through which...
8580111 Device for separating fuel components  
A device for separating fuel components comprising a separating membrane for separating high-octane fuel components from un-separated fuel and a heat exchanger between first liquid passing through...
8562840 Devices and methods for the purification, isolation, desalting or buffer/solvent exchange of substances  
A spin column device, which contains a rigid porous filter that retains its shape during centrifugation, chromatography methods using the device to isolate a desired substance, e.g., a biological...
8562876 Multizone polymer membrane and dialyzer  
Membranes are made from polymers and heat treated so that they have at least two zones with pores of different sizes. Pores with a smaller size have a lower molecular weight cut off than pores...
8556088 Nanoporous oxide ceramic membranes of tubular and hollow fiber shape and method of making the same  
The present invention is aimed to fabricate nanoporous anodic oxide ceramic membrane tubes with excellent pore characteristics by anodizing metal tubes located in a cylindrical symmetry with...
8551336 Extraction of proteins by a two solvent method  
A method for separating proteins from plant material, in particular, intact algal cells, using an amphipathic solvent set and a hydrophobic solvent set. Some embodiments include dewatering intact...
8551425 Method for cancer detection, diagnosis and prognosis  
The present invention provides a method for diagnosing cancer, predicting a disease outcome or response to therapy in a patient sample. The method involves isolating a circulating tumor cell...
8551221 Method for combining desalination and osmotic power with carbon dioxide capture  
Carbon Dioxide capture processes utilizing ammonia, or ammonia in water as the capture fluid for carbon dioxide generate concentrated solutions of ammonium carbonate species in water, which are...
8540881 Pretreatment, esterification, and transesterification of biodiesel feedstock  
Process and steps for the production of biodiesel and/or glycerin from feedstock are provided.
8535258 Hemofiltration methods for treatment of diseases in a mammal  
Hemofiltration systems and methods to treat an Inflammatory Mediator Related Disease in a patients, including chronic and acute diseases, may include a hemofilter and an adsorptive device. The...