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Hybrid adsorptive membrane reactor

United States Patent Application

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A hybrid adsorbent-membrane reactor in which the chemical reaction, membrane separation, and product adsorption are coupled. Also disclosed are a dual-reactor apparatus and a process using the reactor or the apparatus.
Tsotsis, Theodore T. (Huntington Beach, CA), Sahimi, Muhammad (Altadena, CA), Fayyaz-Najafi, Babak (Richmond, CA), Harale, Aadesh (Los Angeles, CA), Park, Byoung-Gi (Yeosu, KR), Liu, Paul K.T. (Lafayette Hill, PA)
University of Southern California, LG Petrochemical Co., Ltd., Media and Process Technology, Inc.
11/ 354,672
February 14, 2006
[0002] This invention was made with support in part by grants from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Department of Energy (DOE) under cooperative agreement No. DE-FC26-00NT40922. Therefore, the U.S. government has certain rights.