Multiphase Microchannel Separator

In conventional two-phase separation, mass transport between the two phases can be intensified via increased surface area, usually in the form of smaller droplets or bubbles. The increase in the interfacial surface area typically results in higher energy cost due to agitation or mixing and slower processing time as the smaller droplet phase requires more time to separate. One can increase processing speed in centrifugal extractors but this, in turn, increases energy requirements significantly.


Goran Jovanovic
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Partner Organizations

Oregon State University

Date approved

November 01, 2017
Current TRL