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Title: Solar fuels generator

Abstract

The solar fuels generator includes an ionically conductive separator between a gaseous first phase and a second phase. A photoanode uses one or more components of the first phase to generate cations during operation of the solar fuels generator. A cation conduit is positioned provides a pathway along which the cations travel from the photoanode to the separator. The separator conducts the cations. A second solid cation conduit conducts the cations from the separator to a photocathode.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568568
Patent Number(s):
10344387
Application Number:
15/332,236
Assignee:
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
SC000493; T-105066
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10/24/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lewis, Nathan S., and Spurgeon, Joshua M. Solar fuels generator. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Lewis, Nathan S., & Spurgeon, Joshua M. Solar fuels generator. United States.
Lewis, Nathan S., and Spurgeon, Joshua M. Tue . "Solar fuels generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568568.
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abstractNote = {The solar fuels generator includes an ionically conductive separator between a gaseous first phase and a second phase. A photoanode uses one or more components of the first phase to generate cations during operation of the solar fuels generator. A cation conduit is positioned provides a pathway along which the cations travel from the photoanode to the separator. The separator conducts the cations. A second solid cation conduit conducts the cations from the separator to a photocathode.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
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