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ENERGY HARVESTING WITH FLOW-THROUGH POROUS ELECTRODES

United States Patent Application

20150072267
A1
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An apparatus for harvesting energy from fresh water and salt water, including a first porous electrode having first pores, a second porous electrode having second pores, a non-conducting permeable separator between the first porous electrode and the second porous electrode, a system for applying an electric potential difference between the first porous electrode, and the second porous electrode, and a system for flowing the fresh water and the salt water through the first porous electrode having first pores, through the non-conducting permeable separator, and through the second porous electrode having second pores thereby harvesting energy from the fresh water and the salt water.
Suss, Matthew (Cambridge, MA), Baumann, Theodore F. (Discovery Bay, CA), Fornasiero, Francesco (Oakland, CA), Stadermann, Michael (Pleasanton, CA), Santiago, Juan G. (Stanford, CA)
14/ 024,540
September 11, 2013
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] 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.