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Liners for ion transport membrane systems

United States Patent

August 10, 2010
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Ion transport membrane system comprising (a) a pressure vessel comprising an interior, an exterior, an inlet, an inlet conduit, an outlet, and an outlet conduit; (b) a plurality of planar ion transport membrane modules disposed in the interior of the pressure vessel and arranged in series, each membrane module comprising mixed metal oxide ceramic material and having an interior region and an exterior region, wherein the inlet and the outlet of the pressure vessel are in flow communication with exterior regions of the membrane modules; (c) a gas manifold having an interior surface wherein the gas manifold is in flow communication with the interior region of each of the planar ion transport membrane modules and with the exterior of the pressure vessel; and (d) a liner disposed within any of the inlet conduit, the outlet conduit, and the interior surface of the gas manifold.
Carolan; Michael Francis (Allentown, PA), Miller; Christopher Francis (Macungie, PA)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
11/ 838,477
August 14, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-97FT96052 between Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.