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Slurried solid media for simultaneous water purification and carbon dioxide removal from gas mixtures

United States Patent

8,361,195
January 29, 2013
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A slurried solid media for simultaneous water purification and carbon dioxide removal from gas mixtures includes the steps of dissolving the gas mixture and carbon dioxide in water providing a gas, carbon dioxide, water mixture; adding a porous solid media to the gas, carbon dioxide, water mixture forming a slurry of gas, carbon dioxide, water, and porous solid media; heating the slurry of gas, carbon dioxide, water, and porous solid media producing steam; and cooling the steam to produce purified water and carbon dioxide.
Aines; Roger D. (Livermore, CA), Bourcier; William L. (Livermore, CA), Viani; Brian (Berkeley, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 784,665
20100300287
May 21, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.