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Gas storage and separation by electric field swing adsorption

United States Patent

May 28, 2013
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Gases are stored, separated, and/or concentrated. An electric field is applied across a porous dielectric adsorbent material. A gas component from a gas mixture may be selectively separated inside the energized dielectric. Gas is stored in the energized dielectric for as long as the dielectric is energized. The energized dielectric selectively separates, or concentrates, a gas component of the gas mixture. When the potential is removed, gas from inside the dielectric is released.
Currier; Robert P. (Santa Fe, NM), Obrey; Stephen J. (Los Alamos, NM), Devlin; David J. (Santa Fe, NM), Sansinena; Jose Maria (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 816,182
June 15, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.