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Staged membrane oxidation reactor system

United States Patent

September 11, 2012
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Ion transport membrane oxidation system comprising (a) two or more membrane oxidation stages, each stage comprising a reactant zone, an oxidant zone, one or more ion transport membranes separating the reactant zone from the oxidant zone, a reactant gas inlet region, a reactant gas outlet region, an oxidant gas inlet region, and an oxidant gas outlet region; (b) an interstage reactant gas flow path disposed between each pair of membrane oxidation stages and adapted to place the reactant gas outlet region of a first stage of the pair in flow communication with the reactant gas inlet region of a second stage of the pair; and (c) one or more reactant interstage feed gas lines, each line being in flow communication with any interstage reactant gas flow path or with the reactant zone of any membrane oxidation stage receiving interstage reactant gas.
Repasky; John Michael (Allentown, PA), Carolan; Michael Francis (Allentown, PA), Stein; VanEric Edward (Allentown, PA), Chen; Christopher Ming-Poh (Allentown, PA)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
11/ 758,231
June 5, 2007
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.