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Title: Liquid metal electrodes for gas separation

Abstract

Methods separates a gas comprising providing a first electrode in ion-conducting contact with an electrolyte, providing a second electrode in ion-conducting contact with the electrolyte, wherein the second electrode comprises a liquid metal, providing a displacing material comprising a first surface in contact with the second electrode and a second surface exposed to an environment outside the second electrode, wherein said material permits flow of gas and impedes flow of liquid metal, and establishing a potential between the first and second electrodes, whereby gas flows toward the liquid metal. Other aspects include methods and apparatuses comprising electrodes, electrolytes and displacing materials.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Infinium, Inc., Natick, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1490734
Patent Number(s):
10087539
Application Number:
14/897,724
Assignee:
Infinium, Inc. (Natick, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25C - PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION, RECOVERY OR REFINING OF METALS
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005547
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Powell, IV, Adam Clayton, Strauss, John, Tucker, Robert Steve, and Voellinger, Jason Brodie. Liquid metal electrodes for gas separation. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Powell, IV, Adam Clayton, Strauss, John, Tucker, Robert Steve, & Voellinger, Jason Brodie. Liquid metal electrodes for gas separation. United States.
Powell, IV, Adam Clayton, Strauss, John, Tucker, Robert Steve, and Voellinger, Jason Brodie. Tue . "Liquid metal electrodes for gas separation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490734.
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