Stabilized gas-enriched and gas-supersaturated liquids

  • US 6,344,489 B1
  • Filed: 01/03/1996
  • Issued: 02/05/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A process for preparing and delivering a gas-enriched liquid comprising the steps of:

  • a) preparing a mixture of gas and liquid;

    b) compressing the mixture to a pressure such that the gas completely dissolves in the liquid to form a gas-enriched liquid;

    c) enclosing the gas-enriched liquid within a confined space while retaining substantially the same pressure, wherein the confined space has at least one dimension less than about 0.2 mm and said confined space has at least one exit opening to a fluid or gas environment site of interest having a lower pressure than of the pressure of the confined space; and

    d) delivering the gas-enriched liquid from the confined space out through the at least one exit opening to the lower pressure environment without formation of bubbles.

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