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Solid-state membrane module

United States Patent

June 30, 2015
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A module for separating oxygen from an oxygen-containing gaseous mixture comprising planar solid-state membrane units, each membrane unit comprising planar dense mixed conducting oxides layers, planar channel-free porous support layers, and one or more planar intermediate support layers comprising at least one channeled porous support layer. The porosity of the planar channeled porous support layers is less than the porosity of the planar channel-free porous support layers.
Hinklin; Thomas Ray (Sandy, UT), Lewinsohn; Charles Arthur (Salt Lake City, UT)
14/ 166,438
January 28, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC26-98FT40343 between Air Products and Chemicals Inc. and the U.S. Department of energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights to this invention.