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Feed gas contaminant control in ion transport membrane systems

United States Patent

7,556,675
July 7, 2009
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Ion transport membrane oxidation system comprising an enclosure having an interior and an interior surface, inlet piping having an internal surface and adapted to introduce a heated feed gas into the interior of the enclosure, and outlet piping adapted to withdraw a product gas from the interior of the enclosure; one or more planar ion transport membrane modules disposed in the interior of the enclosure, each membrane module comprising mixed metal oxide material; and a preheater adapted to heat a feed gas to provide the heated feed gas to the inlet piping, wherein the preheater comprises an interior surface. Any of the interior surfaces of the enclosure, the inlet piping, and the preheater may be lined with a copper-containing metal lining. Alternatively, any of the interior surfaces of the inlet piping and the preheater may be lined with a copper-containing metal lining and the enclosure may comprise copper.
Carolan; Michael Francis (Allentown, PA), Minford; Eric (Laurys Station, PA), Waldron; William Emil (Whitehall, PA)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
11/ 247,504
20070079703
October 11, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-FC26-97FT96052 between Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.