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Title: Carbon ion pump for removal of carbon dioxide from combustion gas and other gas mixtures

Abstract

A novel method and system of separating carbon dioxide from flue gas is introduced. Instead of relying on large temperature or pressure changes to remove carbon dioxide from a solvent used to absorb it from flue gas, the ion pump method, as disclosed herein, dramatically increases the concentration of dissolved carbonate ion in solution. This increases the overlying vapor pressure of carbon dioxide gas, permitting carbon dioxide to be removed from the downstream side of the ion pump as a pure gas. The ion pumping may be obtained from reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, thermal desalination methods, or an ion pump system having an oscillating flow in synchronization with an induced electric field.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1150714
Patent Number(s):
8,808,433
Application Number:
12/896,621
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Aines, Roger D., and Bourcier, William L.. Carbon ion pump for removal of carbon dioxide from combustion gas and other gas mixtures. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Aines, Roger D., & Bourcier, William L.. Carbon ion pump for removal of carbon dioxide from combustion gas and other gas mixtures. United States.
Aines, Roger D., and Bourcier, William L.. Tue . "Carbon ion pump for removal of carbon dioxide from combustion gas and other gas mixtures". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1150714.
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author = {Aines, Roger D. and Bourcier, William L.},
abstractNote = {A novel method and system of separating carbon dioxide from flue gas is introduced. Instead of relying on large temperature or pressure changes to remove carbon dioxide from a solvent used to absorb it from flue gas, the ion pump method, as disclosed herein, dramatically increases the concentration of dissolved carbonate ion in solution. This increases the overlying vapor pressure of carbon dioxide gas, permitting carbon dioxide to be removed from the downstream side of the ion pump as a pure gas. The ion pumping may be obtained from reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, thermal desalination methods, or an ion pump system having an oscillating flow in synchronization with an induced electric field.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
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