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Title: Photocatalytic reactor

Abstract

A photocatalytic reactor is described for processing selected reactants from a fluid medium comprising at least one permeable photocatalytic membrane having a photocatalytic material. The material forms an area of chemically active sites when illuminated by light at selected wavelengths. When the fluid medium is passed through the illuminated membrane, the reactants are processed at these sites separating the processed fluid from the unprocessed fluid. A light source is provided and a light transmitting means, including an optical fiber, for transmitting light from the light source to the membrane. 4 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
337878
Patent Number(s):
5862449
Application Number:
PAN: 8-974,421
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 Jan 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 40 CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL REACTORS; PHOTOLYSIS; CATALYSTS; MEMBRANES; DESIGN; SEPARATION PROCESSES; LIGHT SOURCES; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; OPTICAL FIBERS

Citation Formats

Bischoff, B L, Fain, D E, and Stockdale, J A.D. Photocatalytic reactor. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Bischoff, B L, Fain, D E, & Stockdale, J A.D. Photocatalytic reactor. United States.
Bischoff, B L, Fain, D E, and Stockdale, J A.D. Tue . "Photocatalytic reactor". United States.
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