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Polymer-encapsulated carbon capture liquids that tolerate precipitation of solids for increased capacity

United States Patent

8,945,279
February 3, 2015
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A system for carbon dioxide capture from flue gas and other industrial gas sources utilizes microcapsules with very thin polymer shells. The contents of the microcapsules can be liquids or mixtures of liquids and solids. The microcapsules are exposed to the flue gas and other industrial gas and take up carbon dioxide from the flue gas and other industrial gas and eventual precipitate solids in the capsule.
Aines; Roger D. (Livermore, CA), Bourcier; William L. (Livermore, CA), Spadaccini; Christopher M. (Oakland, CA), Stolaroff; Joshuah K. (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 661,900
20130109074
October 26, 2012
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.