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Apparatus and method for electrochemical modification of liquids

United States Patent

April 21, 2015
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An apparatus for electrochemical modification of liquid streams employing an electrolytic cell which includes an anode compartment defined by an anode structure where oxidation is effected, containing a liquid electrolyte anolyte, and a cathode compartment defined by a cathode structure where reduction is effected containing a liquid electrolyte catholyte. In addition, the electrolytic cell includes at least one additional compartment arranged at least partially between the anode compartment and the cathode compartment and separated from the anode compartment and the cathode compartment by a separator structure arranged to supports ionic conduction of current between the anode structure and the cathode structure.
James; Patrick I. (Madison, WI)
Blue Planet Strategies, L.L.C. (Madison, WI)
13/ 621,349
September 17, 2012
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made and reduced to practice in parts with U.S. government support under National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant 1 R43 ES20096-01 AND Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant DE-SC0006181. The U.S. government has certain rights in the invention.