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Method for preparation of thermally and mechanically stable metal/porous substrate composite membranes

United States Patent

July 13, 2004
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A method is provided for the preparation of metal/porous substrate composite membranes by flowing a solution of metal to be plated over a first surface of a porous substrate and concurrently applying a pressure of gas on a second surface of the porous substrate, such that the porous substrate separates the solution of metal from the gas, and the use of the resulting membrane for the production of highly purified hydrogen gas.
Damle; Ashok S. (Morrisville, NC)
Research Triangle Institute (Research Triangle Park, NC)
10/ 181,773
July 22, 2002
The present invention was supported by U.S. Department of Energy Prime Contract No. DE-AC26-98FT40413, and as such the U.S. Government may have certain rights in the present invention.