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Systems and methods for separation and purification of products

United States Patent

November 28, 2017
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There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with an unsaturated hydrocarbon and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products. Separation and/or purification of the products as well as of the metal ions in the lower oxidation state and the higher oxidation state, is provided herein.
Weiss; Michael Joseph (Los Gatos, CA), Gilliam; Ryan J (San Jose, CA), Self; Kyle (San Jose, CA), Mariansky; Gal (Morgan Hill, CA), Leclerc; Margarete K (Mountain View, CA), Shipchandler; Riyaz Mohammed (San Jose, CA), Nagar; Jacob (Santa Cruz, CA)
Calera Corporation (Moss Landing, CA)
14/ 446,791
July 30, 2014
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Work described herein was made in whole or in part with Government support under Award Number: DE-FE0002472 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.