Patent Number: 7,955,423

Title: Solid-state membrane module

Abstract: Solid-state membrane modules comprising at least one membrane unit, where the membrane unit has a dense mixed conducting oxide layer, and at least one conduit or manifold wherein the conduit or manifold comprises a dense layer and at least one of a porous layer and a slotted layer contiguous with the dense layer. The solid-state membrane modules may be used to carry out a variety of processes including the separating of any ionizable component from a feedstream wherein such ionizable component is capable of being transported through a dense mixed conducting oxide layer of the membrane units making up the membrane modules. For ease of construction, the membrane units may be planar.

Inventors: Gordon; John Howard (Salt Lake City, UT), Taylor; Dale M. (Murray, UT)

Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

International Classification: B01D 53/22 (20060101); B01D 59/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-07 0:00:00