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MOLTEN HYDROXIDE MEMBRANE FOR SEPARATION OF ACID GASES FROM EMISSIONS

United States Patent Application

20170333834
A1
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In one embodiment, a separation membrane includes: a porous support structure; and at least one alkali metal hydroxide disposed within pores of the porous support structure. In another embodiment, a method for separating acidic gases from a gas mixture includes exposing the gas mixture to a separation membrane at an elevated temperature, where the separation membrane includes a porous support and at least one molten alkali metal hydroxide disposed within pores of the porous support.
Worsley, Marcus (Hayward, CA), Campbell, Patrick (Oakland, CA), Kim, Sangil (Pleasanton, CA), Merrill, Matthew (Dublin, CA)
15/ 159,681
May 19, 2016
[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.