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Dense, layered membranes for hydrogen separation

United States Patent

February 21, 2006
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This invention provides hydrogen-permeable membranes for separation of hydrogen from hydrogen-containing gases. The membranes are multi-layer having a central hydrogen-permeable layer with one or more catalyst layers, barrier layers, and/or protective layers. The invention also relates to membrane reactors employing the hydrogen-permeable membranes of the invention and to methods for separation of hydrogen from a hydrogen-containing gas using the membranes and reactors. The reactors of this invention can be combined with additional reactor systems for direct use of the separated hydrogen.
Roark; Shane E. (Boulder, CO), MacKay; Richard (Lafayette, CO), Mundschau; Michael V. (Longmont, CO)
Eltron Research, Inc. (Boulder, CO)
10/ 717,218
November 19, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH This invention was made with United States government funding though the Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Contract No. DE-FC26-00NT40762. The United States government has certain rights in this invention.