Patent Number: 6,241,479

Title: Supersonic centrifugal compression and separation of liquid and gas mixture

Abstract: In a method of compressing a gas, a compression which is simple to realizeis achieved in that, in a first step, a foam (21) is formed from the gasand a liquid, in which foam (21) the sonic velocity is markedly lower thanin the gas and in the liquid taken by themselves, in that, in a secondstep, the foam is directed at supersonic velocity through a nozzle (19,20) and the gas located in the foam is thereby compressed, and in that, ina third step, the compressed gas and the liquid are separated from oneanother behind the nozzle (19, 20).

Inventors: Dobbeling; Klaus (Windisch, CH), Paikert; Bettina (Oberrohrdorf, CH)


International Classification: B01F 5/04 (20060101); F04F 5/00 (20060101); F04F 5/06 (20060101); B01F 13/10 (20060101); B01F 13/00 (20060101); F04F 011/00 (); F04B 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/05/2013