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United States Patent Application

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Flow-Through Electrode Capacitive Desalination
An electrode "flow-through" capacitive desalination system wherein feed water is pumped through the pores of a pair of monolithic porous electrodes separated by an ultrathin non-conducting porous film. The pair of monolithic porous electrodes are porous conductors made of a material such as activated carbon aerogel. The feed water flows through the electrodes and the spacing between electrodes is on the order 10 microns.
Suss, Matthew E. (Stanford, CA), Baumann, Theodore F. (Discovery Bay, CA), Bourcier, William L. (Livermore, CA), Spadaccini, Christopher (Oakland, CA), Stadermann, Michael (Pleasanton, CA), Rose, Klint (Alviso, CA), Santiago, Juan G. (Stanford, CA)
13/ 405,088
February 24, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and pursuant to National Science Foundation (NSF) contract number 09676000.