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Title: Microfluidic electrochemical reactors

Abstract

A microfluidic electrochemical reactor includes an electrode and one or more microfluidic channels on the electrode, where the microfluidic channels are covered with a membrane containing a gas permeable polymer. The distance between the electrode and the membrane is less than 500 micrometers. The microfluidic electrochemical reactor can provide for increased reaction rates in electrochemical reactions using a gaseous reactant, as compared to conventional electrochemical cells. Microfluidic electrochemical reactors can be incorporated into devices for applications such as fuel cells, electrochemical analysis, microfluidic actuation, pH gradient formation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Champaign, IL
  2. Urbana, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016354
Patent Number(s):
7909971
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/074,596
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-91ER45439
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Nuzzo, Ralph G, and Mitrovski, Svetlana M. Microfluidic electrochemical reactors. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Nuzzo, Ralph G, & Mitrovski, Svetlana M. Microfluidic electrochemical reactors. United States.
Nuzzo, Ralph G, and Mitrovski, Svetlana M. Tue . "Microfluidic electrochemical reactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016354.
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