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Liquid Purification Or Separation > Processes > Liquid/liquid Solvent Or Colloidal Extraction Or Diffusing Or Passing Through Septum Selective As To Material Of A Component Of Liquid; Such Diffusing Or Passing Being Effected By Other Than Only An Ion Exchange Or Sorption Process > Diffusing Or Passing Through Septum Selective As To Material Of A Component Of Liquid > Filtering Through Membrane (e.g., Ultrafiltration)

Filtering Through Membrane (e.g., Ultrafiltration)

Filtering Through Membrane (e.g., Ultrafiltration) patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

03/13/14 - 20140069867 - Floating wicks for slurry consolidation
Systems and methods for remediating an initially liquid-like slurry pond include distributing one or more floating wicks into the slurry pond, wherein the slurry pond includes a slurry with a supernatant level above the slurry. A method also includes placing a load on the slurry, wherein the load causes an...

03/13/14 - 20140069868 - Methods for automated blood prime
A method is disclosed for priming a kit for use in a therapeutic apheresis procedure with previously-collected blood prior to flowing the patient's whole blood into the inlet line of the kit, as part of a procedure in which a selected blood component is separated from a patient's whole blood,...

03/13/14 - 20140069869 - Cross flow filtration system using atmospheric bladder tank
A fluid treatment system is disclosed comprising a cross flow filter (110) comprising a feed portion, a concentrate portion, and a permeate portion. The treatment system further comprises a permeate storage apparatus (130) fluidly connected to the permeate portion and comprising a pressure boundary comprising an inner wall surrounding a...

02/27/14 - 20140054226 - Apparatus and method for removing finely divided solids from a liquid flow
Apparatus (8) for filtering, clarifying or polishing, a liquid flow containing finely divided solids. In the apparatus (8), the liquid flow to be filtered is directed to the outer surface of a filter element (3) with high speed and in tangential direction, and thereby, influenced by the generated shearing force,...

02/20/14 - 20140048486 - Membrane with multiple size fibers
Membranes including at least two sets of fibers having different average diameters, as well as methods of using and methods of making the membranes are disclosed....

02/20/14 - 20140048487 - Filtration membrane
A filtration membrane (4) including a porous base layer (8) arranged adjacent to a filtration layer (6) having pores (10) extending through the filtration layer (6) is provided. The filtration layer is electrically conductive and at least one compound (24, 26) is attached on the filtration layer (6), thereby providing...

02/13/14 - 20140042093 - Rotary vacuum-drum filter with membrane filter
A system for separating a penetrant from a feed steam, using a drum filter [10], which includes a drum [20] with a porous drum wall [30], a tank in which the drum is mounted, a feed stream, a semipermeable membrane [50] on the outside of the drum [20], a system...

02/13/14 - 20140042094 - Filtering blood
An independent blood filter device depends on flow geometry to deliver blood serum or plasma free of detrimental levels of hemoglobin. It depends critically on an upstream flow rate or pressure differential limiting control element or device that limits the rate of change of pressure differential across the filter element....

02/13/14 - 20140042095 - Nanosieve composite membrane
The invention is directed to a nanosieve composite membrane, a method for preparing a nanosieve composite membrane, a roll-to-roll apparatus for carrying out the method, and a method for separating a feed flow with particulate matter. The nanosieve composite of the invention comprises an inorganic nanosieve layer supported on a...

01/23/14 - 20140021132 - Water treatment apparatus with circulating flow path and water treatment method using the same
A water treatment apparatus and a water treatment method using the same are provided. The water treatment apparatus includes a cohesive agent input device configured to input a cohesive agent to raw water, a membrane filtering device, a raw water pump configured to transfer raw water including the cohesive agent...

01/23/14 - 20140021133 - Apparatus and method for nanoporous inorganic membranes and films, methods of making and usage thereof
A method for fabricating isolated pores in an inorganic membrane includes the steps of patterning the inorganic membrane to selectively expose a portion of the membrane, forming a plurality of tracks of material damage in the exposed portion of the inorganic membrane by irradiation with energetic ions, and chemically etching...

12/26/13 - 20130341275 - Membrane separation devices, systems and methods employing same, and data management systems and methods
A membrane separation device is disclosed along with systems and methods employing the device in blood processing procedures. In one embodiment, a spinning membrane separator is provided in which at least two zones or regions are created in the gap between the membrane and the shell, such that mixing of...

12/19/13 - 20130334139 - Membrane separation devices, systems and methods employing same, and data management systems and methods
A membrane separation device is disclosed along with systems and methods employing the device in blood processing procedures. In one embodiment, a spinning membrane separator is provided in which at least two zones or regions are created in the gap between the membrane and the shell, such that mixing of...

12/05/13 - 20130319944 - Pneumatic alternating pressure membrane cell separation system
Provided are filtration systems that can be referred to as Pneumatic Alternating Cell Separator (PACS), useful components thereof in the form of assemblies or kits of parts that can be used to build the system, and use of the system for filtering fluids, for instance, in cell culture perfusion systems...

11/28/13 - 20130313193 - Metal-organic framework supported on porous polymer
The growth of continuous MOF membranes on porous polymeric supports is reported, wherein a dip-coating procedure is used to deposit a layer of seed MOF nanocrystals on the surfaces of porous polymers, preferably in the form of hollow fibers, and polycrystalline MOF membranes are subsequently grown at temperatures as low...

11/28/13 - 20130313194 - Method of optimizing clearance for protein-bound molecules using cascade filtration therapy
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 hemofilter, (iii) combining a volume of first substitution fluid with an outflow from the first hemofilter,...

11/21/13 - 20130306560 - Pvdf membranes having a superhydrophobic surface
The present invention relates to the field of hydrophobic solid surfaces, and more particularly to polyvinylidene fluoride (PIMP) membranes having a superhydrophobic surface. The invention also relates to the process for preparing these membranes and also to the industrial applications thereof. The PVDF membranes according to the invention comprise a...

11/14/13 - 20130299428 - Antimicrobial membrane containing silver nanoparticles
ii) at least 75 wt. % of said metal is present in a reduced form....

11/07/13 - 20130292332 - Device and method for filtering a suspension
Method for filtering a suspension consisting of a fluid and cell or solid particles, wherein the suspension is guided at least through a curved capillary tube of a filter and passes at least partially through a porous filter wall of the curved capillary tube in order to separate the fluid...

10/31/13 - 20130284672 - Cross-linking method and articles produced thereby
A method for cross-linking a styrenic polymer, the method comprising providing a partly sulphonated styrenic polymer and cross-linking the partly sulphonated styrenic polymer in the presence of a polyphosphoric acid....

10/24/13 - 20130277309 - Membrane filtration device and operating method for membrane filtration device
The purpose of the present invention is to provide a membrane filtration device able to supply electric power to a sensor under various conditions, including situations in which a plant is not operating. The membrane filtration device of the present invention comprises a membrane element for generating a permeate by...

10/17/13 - 20130270188 - Graphene based filter
Two-dimensional material based filters, their method of manufacture, and their use are disclosed. The filters may include at least one active layer disposed on a porous substrate. The at least one active layer may include intrinsic and/or intentional formed pores. In some embodiments, the flow resistance of the porous substrate...

10/10/13 - 20130264288 - System and method for collecting and treating plasma protein fractions
Method and apparatus for separating plasma from blood in a separation vessel, separating the separated plasma into desired plasma proteins in a plasma separator fluidly connected to the separation vessel to receive the separated plasma, and adding photosensitizer to the desired plasma proteins for viral inactivation treatment of such proteins....

10/03/13 - 20130256229 - Large pore polymeric membrane
Porous membranes including a first microporous skin surface having a pore density of at least about 20 pores/50,000 μm2, and a second porous surface, and a bulk between the surfaces, wherein the bulk has a pore density of at least about 120 pores/mm2, as well as methods of using and...

10/03/13 - 20130256230 - Membrane suitable for blood filtration
The invention relates to a membrane construction comprising multiple layers wherein at least one of the layers is a nanoweb made of polymeric nanofibers, wherein the mean flow pore size of the nanoweb is in the range from 50 nm to 5 μm, wherein the number average diameter of the...

09/26/13 - 20130248450 - Recirculating fluid filtration system
A fluid filtration system comprising a cross-flow filter is arranged to permit a first pump to recirculate part of the retentate of the filter to the inlet of the cross-flow filter and a second pump to return part of the permeate to the inlet of the cross-flow filter. A third...

09/19/13 - 20130240445 - Polyphenol-type polymer coating of filtration membranes
A filtration membrane is coated with a polymer made from a compound comprising a benzenediol or a substituted phenol, such as catechol. The polymer deposition process comprises exposing the membrane to the compound in an aqueous alkaline solution. A membrane module may be immersed in the solution. Optionally, the solution...

09/19/13 - 20130240446 - Methods of operating a membrane separation device, control devices for a membrane separation device and devices that operate a membrane separation device
A method of operating a membrane separation device in a continuous flow process includes in the membrane separation device, separating a supply liquid into a first partial stream and a second partial stream, wherein flow rate of the second partial stream and/or recovery rate of the second partial stream is...

09/12/13 - 20130233799 - Filtration module
The present invention provides a filtration module having at least one membrane layer and a spacer layer, wherein the spacer includes: a polymeric matrix; and a biocide physically embedded into or attached to the polymeric matrix. Moreover, the invention provides a method for reducing the concentration of bacteria in water,...

09/12/13 - 20130233800 - Low concentration wastewater treatment system and process
A low concentration wastewater treatment system is provided that includes a high flux adsorbent material treatment system integrated with a low flux adsorbent material biological regeneration reactor. The high flux adsorbent material treatment system includes one or more unit operations for mixing low concentration wastewater with adsorbent material that is...

09/05/13 - 20130228518 - Separation membrane module and fluid separation method
A separation membrane module and fluid separation method are disclosed. A plurality of tubes are arranged in a body. A first chamber on a first fixed plate at an opposite side where the tubes are attached, comprising a plurality of rooms divided by at least one divider. A second chamber...

09/05/13 - 20130228519 - Microporous material having filtration and adsorption properties and their use in fluid purification processes
The present invention is also directed to methods of separating suspended or dissolved materials from a fluid stream such as a liquid or gaseous stream, comprising passing the fluid stream through the ultrafiltration membrane described above....

09/05/13 - 20130228520 - Polymer coatings that resist adsorption of proteins
The invention provides membranes useful for filtration of water and other liquids. The membrane may be a composite membrane having a polymer layer incorporating quaternary phosphonium or ammonium groups. The polymer layer may be resistant to protein adsorption in an aqueous environment. The membrane may also be a surface-modified membrane...

08/22/13 - 20130213892 - Method and control devices for production of consistent water quality from membrane-based water treatment for use in improved hydrocarbon recovery operations
A method for treating water including intaking a first amount of water from a first source into a plurality of treatment blocks, treating the first amount of water, outputting aqueous treated water streams from each of the plurality of treatment blocks, separating the aqueous treated water streams from each of...

08/15/13 - 20130206694 - Membrane for water purification
A porous membrane can include a polyazole....

08/15/13 - 20130206695 - Combination unit and combination method of multiple membrane shells
The present invention discloses a combination unit and method of multiple membrane shells. The combination unit of multiple membrane shells is formed by bundling multiple membrane shells in parallel, wherein the raw water port and the concentrated water port of each of the membrane shells are respectively connected and sealed...

08/01/13 - 20130193075 - Asymmetric membranes
Asymmetric membranes comprising a first asymmetric porous zone including a first porous asymmetry that increases from the first exterior surface through the first porous zone of the bulk, and a second asymmetric porous zone including a second porous asymmetry that increases from the second exterior surface through the second porous...

08/01/13 - 20130193076 - Drive device for a membrane filtration arrangement
The invention relates to a membrane filtration device comprising a plurality of planar membrane filter elements which are combined to form a membrane package and are disposed within the membrane package parallel to and spaced apart from one another. A wall encloses the membrane package on all sides, and within...

07/25/13 - 20130186830 - Centrifugal filter
Filtration device suited for concentration of liquid samples, particularly biomolecules, and a method of concentrating, desalting, purifying and/or fractionating liquid samples. In certain embodiments the device includes a housing having a sample reservoir, and two substantially vertically oriented and spaced apart membranes disposed in the housing. An underdrain is associated...

07/18/13 - 20130180920 - Nanoporous materials, manufacture of nanoporous materials and applications of nanoporous materials
A nanoporous material is disclosed having a plurality of lamellae. Through each lamella is an array of penetrating pores. Adjacent lamellae are spaced apart by an intervening spacing layer. The spacing layer comprises an array of spacing elements integrally formed with and extending between the adjacent lamellae. The spacing layer...

06/27/13 - 20130161257 - Axial bypass sleeve
The present disclosure describes an axial bypass sleeve for use with a spiral wound membrane element. The axial bypass sleeve has a protrusion and an opening that defines a flow path to provide fluid flow communication through the axial bypass sleeve. In use, the axial bypass sleeve is wrapped around...

06/27/13 - 20130161258 - Sanitary brine seal
The present disclosure describes a brine seal for use with a spiral wound membrane element. The brine seal has an elongate body with a flexible wing. The brine seal is wrapped around the spiral membrane element with a space between each turn of the brine seal. The wrapped spiral wound...

06/13/13 - 20130146538 - Blend polymeric membranes comprising tetrazole-functionalized polymer of intrinsic microporosity and polyethylene glycol
The present invention is for high permeance and high selectivity blend polymeric membranes comprising poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and a highly permeable polymer selected from the group consisting of polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs), tetrazole-functionalized polymers of intrinsic microporosity (TZPIMs), or mixtures thereof. The present invention also involves the use of...

06/13/13 - 20130146539 - Membrane with localized asymmetries
Membranes with localized asymmetries, devices including the membranes, and methods of making and using the membranes, are disclosed....

05/23/13 - 20130126433 - Water treatment apparatus, system and process
Water treatment apparatus, including: a ceramic filter; and a flow apparatus operable to pass water through the ceramic filter in a forward direction so as to filter the water, the flow apparatus also operable to pass water through the ceramic filter in a reverse direction so as to remove material...

05/16/13 - 20130118980 - Polymeric material, production and use thereof
(B) at least one diol or triol....

05/16/13 - 20130118981 - Porous hollow fiber
Porous hollow fibers comprising first pores having an average length in the range from 0.045 μm to 120 μm and an average width in the range from 0.030 μm to 20 μm, measured in a fiber direction, wherein the ratio of the average length of the first pores to the...

05/09/13 - 20130112621 - Water filtration article and related methods
A water filtration article has a filtration layer of thickness no larger than 10 microns including porous polytetrafluoroethylene coated with a hydrophilic coating comprising uncrosslinked ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer. Methods include water filtration using and manufacture of such a water filtration article....

04/25/13 - 20130098839 - Device allowing serial use of clean and alternative blood filters during blood filtration
A device that allows for serial (time) use of clean blood filters during the use of a heart lung machine. The device is comprised of a series of filters and a switching mechanism that allows the new filter to be placed in the blood flow pathway while at the same...

04/04/13 - 20130081999 - Bridged macrocyclic module compositions
This invention is related to the fields of organic chemistry and nanotechnology. In particular, it relates to materials and methods for the preparation of organic synthons and bridged macrocyclic module components. The bridge macrocyclic module compounds may be used to prepare macrocyclic module compositions such as nanofilms, which may be...

03/28/13 - 20130075336 - Method and system for continuous separation and purification of ganoderic acids and polysaccharides
The present invention provides a method and system for continuous separation and purification of ganoderic acids and polysaccharides, which, via the help of supercritical fluid technology, could feed continuously Ganoderma extract and supercritical solvents at a predefined rate into a separator under operating pressure 10-30 MPa and temperature 40-60° C.;...