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Device and method for the measurement of gas permeability through membranes

United States Patent

August 8, 2006
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A device for the measuring membrane permeability in electrical/electrochemical/photo-electrochemical fields is provided. The device is a permeation cell and a tube mounted within the cell. An electrode is mounted at one end of the tube. A membrane is mounted within the cell wherein a corona is discharged from the electrode in a general direction toward the membrane thereby generating heated hydrogen atoms adjacent the membrane. A method for measuring the effects of temperature and pressure on membrane permeability and selectivity is also provided.
Agarwal, legal representative; Rekha (Laramie, WY), Ackerman; John (Laramie, WY), Borgialli; Ron (Laramie, WY), Hamann; Jerry (Laramie, WY), Muknahalliptna; Suresh (Laramie, WY), Agarwal, deceased; Pradeep K. (Laramie, WY)
University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
11/ 022,245
December 23, 2004
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF INVENTION This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract No. DE-FC02-91ER75680 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.