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Sulfur-Resistant Palladium or Palladium Alloy Membranes for Hydrogen Separation

United States Patent Application

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The present invention provides composite membranes consisting of palladium and palladium alloys with a phosphorus component. The membranes may be used in a tubular geometry on an alumina support. In other embodiments, the membranes may be prepared by treating the metal precursor with a phosphorus source such as phosphine.
Oyama, Shigeo Ted (Blacksburg, VA), Yun, Samhun (Anyang-ci, KR), Khatib, Sheima J. (Benalmadena Costa, ES)
14/ 819,225
August 5, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-96ER14669 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.