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US20120255906 EXTRACTION OF NEUTRAL LIPIDS BY A TWO SOLVENT METHOD  
A method for separating neutral lipids from plant material, in particular, intact algal cells, using an amphipathic solvent set and a hydrophobic solvent set. Some embodiments include dewatering...
US20120217203 SELF-CONTAINED DIALYSIS SYSTEM  
A dialysis system including a generally sealed vessel configured to receive a buffer, and a dialysis device positioned in the generally sealed vessel. The dialysis device includes an inner member...
US20130277306 NOISE-REDUCING DIALYSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF REDUCING NOISE IN DIALYSIS SYSTEMS  
A method of pneumatically operating a dialysis system includes (i) pumping air in a first valve state from a pneumatic pump to operate a component of the dialysis system, and (ii) recirculating...
US20130186827 FORWARD OSMOSIS MEMBRANE BASED ON AN IPC SPACER FABRIC  
A forward osmosis (FO) membrane structure comprising a support based on an integrated permeate channel (IPC) fabric and a forward osmosis membrane embedded in the support is disclosed.
US20140217026 DRAW SOLUTE FOR FORWARD OSMOSIS, FORWARD OSMOSIS WATER TREATMENT DEVICE, AND FORWARD OSMOSIS METHOD FOR WATER TREATMENT  
A method of manufacturing polymer hydrogel for an osmosis solute may include cross-linking polymerizing a zwitterionic monomer (including an anionic group and a cationic group) and a...
US20140262788 Method and Apparatus for Conditioning Fresh and Saline Water  
A method and apparatus for conditioning water is disclosed. Water is flowed past a probe, wherein the water may include impurities. The probe is energized to excite the water and a presence of...
US20130277307 BIOMIMETIC MEMBRANES AND USES THEREOF  
A liquid membrane system is disclosed in the form of a biochannel containing bulk liquid membrane (BLM), biochannel containing emulsion liquid membrane (ELM), and biochannel containing supported...
US20120305485 Method and Arrangement for Venting Gases from a Container Having a Powdered Concentrate for Use in Hemodialysis  
An arrangement and a method for venting gases from a container containing mixture of salt concentrate and fluid for use in dialysis, including venting the gases to a hydrochamber disposed upstream...
US20130048564 DRAW SOLUTES, METHODS OF FORMING DRAW SOLUTES, AND METHODS OF USING DRAW SOLUTES TO TREAT AN AQUEOUS LIQUID  
A method of treating an aqueous liquid. The method comprises providing an aqueous feed liquid comprising water and at least one solute to a first side of a membrane. A draw solution comprising...
US20130256228 USE OF NOVEL DRAW SOLUTES AND COMBINATIONS THEREOF TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF A FORWARD OSMOSIS SYSTEM AND PROCESS  
This disclosure describes draw solution compositions for FO processes which increase the available membrane area for permeation and are also amenable to reconcentration with standard techniques,...
US20140263061 MEMBRANE CONTACTORS AND SYSTEMS FOR MEMBRANE DISTILLATION OR AMMONIA REMOVAL AND RELATED METHODS  
New, improved, or modified membrane contactors, modules, systems, and/or methods for membrane distillation and/or ammonia removal, and/or methods of manufacture, use, and/or the like. In...
US20140076811 DIALYSIS DEVICE  
A dialysis device, and a method of dialyzing a sample, are provided. The dialysis device includes a body having a first and a second major side, a first and a second retaining ring disposed on the...
US20140001122 SUBMERGED PLATE FORWARD OSMOSIS SYSTEMS  
Described herein is a submerged plate membrane device intended for use in forward osmosis processes, particularly for concentrating various process streams such as those in ponds. Particular...
US20120223014 POLYMIDE MEMBRANE  
A high mass transfer membrane for use in membrane phase contactors to extract a solute from an aqueous phase to a solvent phase and their method of preparation and use are disclosed. The membrane...
US20130084614 METHODS OF REMOVING INHIBITORS FROM CELLULOSIC BIOMASS AND PRODUCING ALCOHOLS  
A method of removing a fermentation inhibitor from an aqueous mixture of hydrolysis products from cellulosic biomass is disclosed. The method includes providing an aqueous mixture of hydrolysis...
US20080287524 Method of Purifying a Surfactant by Ultrafiltration  
A method of purifying a surfactant for use in a pharmaceutical formulation, which comprises mixing the surfactant with a solvent and bringing said mixture into contact with a semi-permeable...
US20130030356 SODIUM MANAGEMENT FOR DIALYSIS SYSTEMS  
Systems and methods for providing dialysis therapies are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides an apparatus for dialysis treatment comprising first and second fluid...
US20150209731 PERMEATE CHANNEL ALTERATIONS FOR COUNTER CURRENT FILTRATION FOR USE IN CROSS-FLOW FILTRATION MODULES USEFUL IN OSMOTIC SYSTEMS  
The present invention relates to modification to permeate channels and permeate materials in a cross-flow filtration system to improve performance in counter current filtration having both...
US20130112619 SOLVENT RESISTANT POLYAMIDE NANOFILTRATION MEMBRANES  
The present invention relates to a composite membrane for nanofiltration of a feed stream solution comprising a solvent and dissolved solutes and showing preferential rejection of the solutes. The...
US20130134093 OSMOTIC PUMP FOR FORWARD OSMOSIS DEVICES  
A self-regulating FO system is disclosed comprising a container containing a source water supply, a forward osmosis membrane element located within the container comprising an area of osmotic...
US20140175011 SEPARATION SYSTEMS, ELEMENTS, AND METHODS FOR SEPARATION UTILIZING STACKED MEMBRANES AND SPACERS  
An example separation system includes a stack of membrane plate assemblies. An example membrane plate assembly may include membranes bonded to opposite sides of a spacer plate. The spacer plate...
US20060016751 Method of concentrating pulp mill extracts  
A process for separating organic components from a pulp mill waste stream comprising the steps of washing a cellulose pulp to obtain an aqueous extraction liquor containing organic components, and...
US20060237361 Ceramic nanofiltration membrane for use in organic solvents and method for the production thereof  
Ceramic nanofiltration membrane for use with organic solvents is produced by impregnating a mesoporous ceramic membrane with a hydrophobing agent.
US20090277836 Filter for Oil-Water Separation and Device for Oil-Water Separation  
The present invention provides a filter for oil-water separation comprising water-repellent resin fiber and inorganic fiber. Further, the present invention provides a device for oil-water...
US20120080378 Thin film composite membranes for forward osmosis, and their preparation methods  
Forward osmosis membranes having a hydrophilic support layer and a polyamide rejection layer in a thin film composite membrane are considered. Preferred support layer materials include aramid...
US20130248447 FORWARD OSMOSIS APPARATUS AND FORWARD OSMOSIS PROCESS  
A forward osmosis apparatus includes a diluting means for bringing a feed solution and a draw solution containing a cation source and an anion source in an ionized state into contact through a...
US20100051550 METHODS OF CONCENTRATING SHEAR-SENSITIVE BIOPOLYMERS  
The invention relates generally to methods of concentrating mixtures including shear sensitive biopolymers, such as von Willebrand Factor. Conventional methods of concentrating biopolymers impart...
US20140138313 WATER RECOVERY METHOD  
A water recovery method for improving water recovery efficiency may include inflowing a low concentration solution including water into an in-series flow path. The in-series flow path may include...
US20130270187 NON-DISPERSIVE PROCESS FOR OIL RECOVERY  
A method of recovering one or more insoluble oils from a liquid source using one or more membrane or membrane contactors, comprising the steps of: pumping the liquid source comprising the one or...
US20090283475 Carbon Nanotube Mediated Membrane Extraction  
The present disclosure provides an improved membrane or substrate having carbon nanotubes introduced and/or immobilized therein, and an improved method for introducing and/or immobilizing carbon...
US20110186516 METHOD OF PRODUCING A CARBON NANOTUBE FRAGMENT  
This invention provides a process for producing a carbon nanotube fragment. In particular, this invention provides a method of producing a carbon nanotube fragment by the steps of 1) dispersing a...
US20130213885 FORWARD OSMOSIS SYSTEM AND PROCESS  
A forward osmosis fluid purification system includes a cross-flow membrane module with a membrane, a channel on each side of the membrane which allows a feed solution and a draw solution to flow...
US20100078383 APPARATUS FOR LABORATORY DIALYSIS  
The present invention describes a simple apparatus for the laboratory dialysis/desalting or purification of proteins. The same consists of a non-floating plate with means to attach a single or...
US20100224561 PROCESS FOR MINIMIZING PRODUCED WATER BRINES USING FORWARD OSMOSIS  
A method and system for water treatment is described according to embodiments. In an embodiment, a lower volume concentrated solution, and a beneficial diluted draw solution are produced, which...
US20100038315 Separation of no-carrier-added thallium radionuclides from no-carrier-added lead and mercury radionuclides by dialysys  
A process for separation of no-carrier-added thallium radionuclide from no-carrier-added lead and mercury comprising providing a solution of no-carrier-added thallium radionuclide and...
US20050269254 [Air and Water Purifying System And Filter Media]  
Disclosed is an air-purifying, air humidifying or dehumidifying, and air cooling or heating, generating water from the atmospheric moisture, water storing, purifying, and an energy efficient...
US20150203373 Apparatus and Process for Desalination of Water  
A process for desalinating water is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of passing a feed stream of saline solution 2′ in a first desalination step through a reverse osmosis membrane...
US20050274663 [Air and Water Conditioning System and Filter Media]  
Disclosed is an air-water-catalyst-UV light contacting, air heating and cooling, humidifying and dehumidifying CHAMBER, which receives water that continuously recirculates through the water...
US20120267308 RECOVERY OF RETROGRADE SOLUBLE SOLUTE FOR FORWARD OSMOSIS WATER TREATMENT  
Improved systems and processes for forward osmosis water purification or desalination are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment a process for purifying contaminated water is provided...
US20100264085 DIALYSIS DEVICE  
This invention discloses dialysis devices, related housings, related membranes, related kits, and related methods.
US20140102982 Semipermeable Membrane and Process Using Same  
An enhanced process for semipermeable membrane performance. Counter flowing chambers on either side of a semipermeable membrane is disclosed. Each comprise turbulent flow injectors and flow...
US20140158622 RECOVERY METHOD AND DRAW SOLUTION FOR FORWARD OSMOSIS  
The present disclosure relates to a water recovery method and an FO draw solution that reduce the energy consumption required for water recovery, increase the osmotic pressure of a draw solution,...
US20120228222 Forward Osmosis Separation Processes  
Separation processes using forward osmosis are disclosed generally involving the extraction of a solvent from a first solution to concentrate a solute therein by using a second concentrated...
US20140183134 FORWARD OSMOSIS AND PRESSURE RETARDED OSMOSIS SPACER  
Described herein is a structure for a permeate spacer for use in spiral wound osmosis membrane elements, having at least two sets of parallel ribs, wherein the ribs in the first set are oriented...
US20130075335 Apparatus and Process For Treatment of Water  
The invention relates to the treatment of water, including for example treatment in connection with hydrocarbon production operations. Silica in water produces undesirable scaling in processing...
US20130341273 COMPOSITE MEMBRANES COMPRISING SULFONATED POLYPHENYLENESULFONE AND THEIR USE IN FORWARD OSMOSIS PROCESSES  
The present invention is directed to thin film composite membranes (TFC membranes) comprising a substrate layer (S) based on a sulfonated polyphenylenesulfone, and a polyamide film layer (F) and...
US20110233137 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PURIFICATION OF LIQUIDS  
The present disclosure provides methods and systems for purifying liquids. In a particular implementation, the system includes a forward-osmosis unit for diluting a water source for a downstream...
US20110017666 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PURIFICATION OF LIQUIDS  
The present disclosure provides methods and systems for purifying liquids. In a particular implementation, the system includes a forward-osmosis unit for diluting a water source for a downstream...
US20140367337 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...
US20110278226 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...
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