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Process for Preparing Palladium Alloy Composite Membranes for Use in Hydrogen Separation, Palladium Alloy Composite Membranes and Products Incorporating or Made from the Membranes

Colorado School of Mines

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Technology Marketing SummaryThis invention and the subsequent patent applications describe a method for producing Palladium alloy composite membranes that are useful in applications that involve the need to separate hydrogen from a gas mixture.
DescriptionIn the main invention, a Pd alloy composite membrane is realized in which the Pd alloy film is 1 μm or less in thickness and resistant to poisoning by sulfide compounds. Further, the Pd alloy composite membranes are applied to a number of applications, such a fuel reforming.Benefits
  • Fuel cell application
  • Hydrogenation and Dehydrogenation reactions
  • Hydrocarbon reforming and coal gasification
Applications and Industries
  • Resistant to H2S poisoning
  • Higher hydrogen flux due to thinner membrane than other Pd alloy membranes
  • Cost savings also because of thinner membrane
Technology Status
Development StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
DevelopmentAvailable - We are seeking an exclusive or non-exclusive licensee for marketing, manufacturing, and sale of this technology.10/06/201110/06/2011

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