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Hybrid adsorptive membrane reactor

United States Patent

March 1, 2011
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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)
Media and Process Technology (Pittsburgh, PA), LG Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Seoul, KR), University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
11/ 354,672
February 14, 2006
FUNDING 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.