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Title: Thermoelectric power generation and mineral extraction from brines

Abstract

Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus that uses a brine from a well that is used to both generate electricity and recover valuable minerals present in the brine. The method and apparatus uses a hydrophobic membrane to separate water vapor from the brine to concentrate the brine that is then used to recover the minerals.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1464484
Patent Number(s):
10038131
Application Number:
15/138,554
Assignee:
Southern Research Institute (Birmingham, AL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C02 - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE C02F - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006746
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Apr 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Melsert, Ryan, and Renew, Jay. Thermoelectric power generation and mineral extraction from brines. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Melsert, Ryan, & Renew, Jay. Thermoelectric power generation and mineral extraction from brines. United States.
Melsert, Ryan, and Renew, Jay. Tue . "Thermoelectric power generation and mineral extraction from brines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1464484.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus that uses a brine from a well that is used to both generate electricity and recover valuable minerals present in the brine. The method and apparatus uses a hydrophobic membrane to separate water vapor from the brine to concentrate the brine that is then used to recover the minerals.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
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