Patent Number: 7,820,725

Title: Integrated microchannel synthesis and separation

Abstract: A process for carrying out at least two unit operations in series, the process comprising the step of: (a) directing a feed stream into an integrated assembly which comprises a first microchannel unit operation upon at least one chemical of the feed stream to generate a distributed output stream that exits the first microchannel unit operation in a first set of discrete microchannels isolating flow through the discrete microchannels; and (b) directing the distributed output stream of the first microchannel unit operation into a second microchannel unit operation as a distributed input stream, to continue isolating flow between the first set of discrete microchannels, and conducting at least one operation upon at least one chemical of the input stream to generate a product stream that exits the second microchannel unit operation, where the first microchannel unit operation and the second unit operation share a housing.

Inventors: Tonkovich; Anna Lee Y. (Dublin, OH), Litt; Robert D. (Westerville, OH)

Assignee: Velocys, Inc.

International Classification: C07C 27/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00