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Composite media for fluid stream processing, a method of forming the composite media, and a related method of processing a fluid stream

United States Patent

April 1, 2014
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A composite media including at least one crystalline aluminosilicate material in polyacrylonitrile. A method of forming a composite media is also disclosed. The method comprises dissolving polyacrylonitrile in an organic solvent to form a matrix solution. At least one crystalline aluminosilicate material is combined with the matrix solution to form a composite media solution. The organic solvent present in the composite media solution is diluted. The composite media solution is solidified. In addition, a method of processing a fluid stream is disclosed. The method comprises providing a beads of a composite media comprising at least one crystalline aluminosilicate material dispersed in a polyacrylonitrile matrix. The beads of the composite media are contacted with a fluid stream comprising at least one constituent. The at least one constituent is substantially removed from the fluid stream.
Garn; Troy G. (Idaho Falls, ID), Law; Jack D. (Pocatello, ID), Greenhalgh; Mitchell R. (Iona, ID), Tranter; Troy J. (Mena, AZ)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
13/ 291,214
November 8, 2011
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.