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Title: Reactor vessel using metal oxide ceramic membranes

Abstract

A reaction vessel for use in photoelectrochemical reactions includes as its reactive surface a metal oxide porous ceramic membrane of a catalytic metal such as titanium. The reaction vessel includes a light source and a counter electrode. A provision for applying an electrical bias between the membrane and the counter electrode permits the Fermi levels of potential reaction to be favored so that certain reactions may be favored in the vessel. The electrical biasing is also useful for the cleaning of the catalytic membrane.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Madison, WI
  2. Oregon, WI
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
868428
Patent Number(s):
5137607
Application Number:
07/515,884
Assignee:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
C - CHEMISTRY C02 - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE C02F - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
DOE Contract Number:  
19X-SD608C
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reactor; vessel; metal; oxide; ceramic; membranes; reaction; photoelectrochemical; reactions; reactive; surface; porous; membrane; catalytic; titanium; light; source; counter; electrode; provision; applying; electrical; bias; permits; fermi; levels; potential; favored; biasing; useful; cleaning; electrical bias; catalytic membrane; ceramic membranes; light source; reactor vessel; metal oxide; chemical reaction; reaction vessel; active surface; ceramic membrane; counter electrode; oxide ceramic; porous ceramic; chemical reactions; electrochemical reaction; catalytic metal; reactive surface; oxide porous; electrochemical reactions; fermi level; electrical biasing; photoelectrochemical reactions; /205/204/250/422/429/

Citation Formats

Anderson, Marc A, and Zeltner, Walter A. Reactor vessel using metal oxide ceramic membranes. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Anderson, Marc A, & Zeltner, Walter A. Reactor vessel using metal oxide ceramic membranes. United States.
Anderson, Marc A, and Zeltner, Walter A. Tue . "Reactor vessel using metal oxide ceramic membranes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868428.
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abstractNote = {A reaction vessel for use in photoelectrochemical reactions includes as its reactive surface a metal oxide porous ceramic membrane of a catalytic metal such as titanium. The reaction vessel includes a light source and a counter electrode. A provision for applying an electrical bias between the membrane and the counter electrode permits the Fermi levels of potential reaction to be favored so that certain reactions may be favored in the vessel. The electrical biasing is also useful for the cleaning of the catalytic membrane.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {8}
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