I understand that separating certain chemicals, at the molecular level (eg lipids) is very difficult.
One way is to use normal chromatography, but to do this in a centrifuge: but this is very expensive equipment.
Today’s invention is to attach something like a chromatography column to the end of a carbon fibre whip.
As the whip is cracked, its far end undergoes a massive acceleration, thus forcing different molecules to respond differently and separate out.
It might be possible to make this happen in sections of a hose, so that this performs a continuous separation process.