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Operation of mixed conducting metal oxide membrane systems under transient conditions

United States Patent

December 23, 2008
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Method of operating an oxygen-permeable mixed conducting membrane having an oxidant feed side, an oxidant feed surface, a permeate side, and a permeate surface, which method comprises controlling the differential strain between the permeate surface and the oxidant feed surface at a value below a selected maximum value by varying the oxygen partial pressure on either or both of the oxidant feed side and the permeate side of the membrane.
Carolan; Michael Francis (Allentown, PA)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
11/ 115,778
April 27, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made in part with Government support under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40343 between Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.