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Nanoengineered field induced charge separation membranes manufacture thereof

United States Patent

9,403,128
August 2, 2016
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A device according to one embodiment includes a porous membrane having a surface charge and pore configuration characterized by a double layer overlap effect being present in pores of the membrane, where the porous membrane includes functional groups that preferentially interact with either cations or anions. A device according to another embodiment includes a porous membrane having a surface charge in pores thereof sufficient to impart anion or cation selectivity in the pores. Additional devices, systems and methods are also presented.
O'Brien; Kevin C. (San Ramon, CA), Haslam; Jeffery J. (Livermore, CA), Bourcier; William L. (Livermore, CA), Floyd, III; William Clary (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
14/ 185,053
20140166489
February 20, 2014
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.