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Operation of staged membrane oxidation reactor systems

United States Patent

8,287,762
October 16, 2012
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A method of operating a multi-stage ion transport membrane oxidation system. The method comprises providing a multi-stage ion transport membrane oxidation system with at least a first membrane oxidation stage and a second membrane oxidation stage, operating the ion transport membrane oxidation system at operating conditions including a characteristic temperature of the first membrane oxidation stage and a characteristic temperature of the second membrane oxidation stage; and controlling the production capacity and/or the product quality by changing the characteristic temperature of the first membrane oxidation stage and/or changing the characteristic temperature of the second membrane oxidation stage.
Repasky; John Michael (Allentown, PA)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
12/ 753,580
April 2, 2010
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.