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Title: Thermoelectric power generation and mineral extraction from brines

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:
OSTI Identifier:
1464484
Assignee:
Southern Research Institute (Birmingham, AL) DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
10,038,131
Application Number:
15/138,554
Contract Number:
EE0006746
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Apr 26
Research Org:
Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 58 GEOSCIENCES