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ELECTROCHEMICAL HYDROXIDE SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING METAL OXIDATION

United States Patent Application

20150038750
A1
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There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with an unsaturated hydrocarbon and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products. Separation and/or purification of the products as well as of the metal ions in the lower oxidation state and the higher oxidation state, is provided herein.
Weiss, Michael Joseph (Los Gatos, CA), Gilliam, Ryan J (San Jose, CA), Self, Kyle (San Jose, CA), Mariansky, Gal (Morgan Hill, CA), Leclerc, Margarete K (Mountain View, CA), Shipchandler, Riyaz Mohammed (San Jose, CA), Nagar, Jacob (Santa Cruz, CA)
14/ 446,791
July 30, 2014
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] Work described herein was made in whole or in part with Government support under Award Number: DE-FE0002472 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.