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Modular Membrane Reactor and Process for Carbon Dioxide Extraction

United States Patent Application

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The present invention relates to a reactor and a process suitable for extracting carbon dioxide from carbon dioxide-containing gas stream. The reactor is based on a two module system where absorption occurs in one module and desorption occurs in the other module. The carbon dioxide extraction may be catalyzed by carbonic anhydrase.
Saunders, Paria (Knightdale, NC), Salmon, Sonja (Raleigh, NC), Borchert, Martin (Hilleroed, DK), Lessard, Louis Patrick (Wake Forest, NC)
Novozymes A/S (Bagsvaerd DK)
13/ 056,472
July 30, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Prime Contract No. DE-FC26-07NT43084 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.