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POLYMERS AND MEMBRANES FOR SEPARATION OF POLAR ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM AQUEOUS MIXTURES AND METHODS OF USING

United States Patent Application

20160264692
A1
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A polymer having a contact angle with water that is greater than or equal to 90.degree. and a contact angle with 1,3-propane diol that is less than 90.degree.. A pervaporation membrane comprising the polymer and a process for purifying a fermentation broth using a pervaporation membrane comprising the polymer is also described.
PARNAS, RICHARD STEVEN (ASHFORD, CT), ASANDEI, ALEXANDRU (VERNON, CT)
15/ 066,697
March 10, 2016
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant #DE-EE000311.6 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.