US 11,052,363 B1
Resaturation of gas into a liquid feedstream
John N. Glover, Houston, TX (US); Bradley Glover, Houston, TX (US); Austin Schneider, Humble, TX (US); and Peter Gregory Ham, Houston, TX (US)
Assigned to Crystaphase Products, Inc., Houston, TX (US)
Filed by Crystaphase Products, Inc., Houston, TX (US)
Filed on Dec. 21, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/129,488.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/951,681, filed on Dec. 20, 2019.
Int. Cl. B01J 8/00 (2006.01); B01J 8/02 (2006.01)
CPC B01J 8/0278 (2013.01) [B01J 2208/00274 (2013.01); B01J 2208/00283 (2013.01); B01J 2208/025 (2013.01)] 30 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method of treating a reactant-lean liquid phase in a process vessel, comprising:
passing the reactant-lean liquid phase and a gas phase co-currently through an exchange layer in the process vessel, wherein the gas phase comprises a reactant; and
diffusing at least some of the reactant from the gas phase into the reactant-lean liquid phase in the exchange layer to form a reactant-rich liquid phase,
wherein the exchange layer comprises a plurality of collector media and a plurality of releaser media, and wherein the collector media comprise porous solid materials capable of collecting the reactant-lean liquid phase within the collector media,
and wherein the releaser media comprise solid materials having a thin film formed on an outer surface thereof that is capable of facilitating contact and diffusion between the reactant-lean liquid phase and the gas phase,
and wherein the thin film is formed on the releaser media during processing as a result of liquid released from the collected liquid phase.