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On Demand Carbon Monoxide Generator For Therapeutic and Other Applications

United States Patent Application

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A device that can produce carbon monoxide for therapeutic and laboratory applications is disclosed. The device includes and electrochemical cell that converts carbon dioxide or a carbon dioxide containing molecule such as a carbonate or bicarbonate or bicarbonate into carbon monoxide and oxygen. The cell contains additives so pure carbon monoxide is obtained.
Masel, Richard I (Champaign, IL), Rosen, Brian A (Champaign, IL)
13/ 630,631
September 28, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made, at least in part, with U.S. government support under Department of Energy Grant DE-SC0004453. The U.S. government has certain rights in the invention.