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Membrane contactor assisted extraction/reaction process employing ionic liquids

United States Patent

February 7, 2012
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The present invention relates to a functionalized membrane contactor extraction/reaction system and method for extracting target species from multi-phase solutions utilizing ionic liquids. One preferred embodiment of the invented method and system relates to an extraction/reaction system wherein the ionic liquid extraction solutions act as both extraction solutions and reaction mediums, and allow simultaneous separation/reactions not possible with prior art technology.
Lin; Yupo J. (Naperville, IL), Snyder; Seth W. (Lincolnwood, IL)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
12/ 633,138
December 8, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago operating Argonne National Laboratory.