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Title: Microfluidic electrochemical reactors

A microfluidic electrochemical reactor includes an electrode and one or more microfluidic channels on the electrode, where the microfluidic channels are covered with a membrane containing a gas permeable polymer. The distance between the electrode and the membrane is less than 500 micrometers. The microfluidic electrochemical reactor can provide for increased reaction rates in electrochemical reactions using a gaseous reactant, as compared to conventional electrochemical cells. Microfluidic electrochemical reactors can be incorporated into devices for applications such as fuel cells, electrochemical analysis, microfluidic actuation, pH gradient formation.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Champaign, IL
  2. Urbana, IL
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1016354
Report Number(s):
7,909,971
US Patent Application 11/074,596
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-91ER45439
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING