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2 Stage Hybrid Membrane Process for CO2 Capture from Flue Gas in Power Plants
TS-037391 — A 2-stage enriching cascade membrane process for capturing CO2 from flue gas in a power plant without air sweep
Post-combustion carbon capture (PCC) provides an option to mitigate CO2 emissions from large stationary sources, followed by compression, transport, and geological sequestration; the captured CO2 may be used for enhanced oil recovery. Because of the system compactness and energy efficiency, CO2-se…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Han, Yang
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

Amine-Containing Membranes Incorporated with Carbon Nanotubes or CO2 Separation
TS-037297 — A novel amine-containing membrane incorporated with carbon nanotubes for CO2/N2 separation with a vacuum pulled on the permeate side
CO2 concentration in the atmosphere has surpassed 400 ppm in the past decade. The combustion of fossil fuels is a major contributor to the large amount of CO2 emission, and membrane technologies have been suggested as a promising approach to capture CO2 from large stationary sources (e.g., flue ga…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Han, Yang
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

Nanoporous Polyethersulfone Substrates Improved by Hydrophilic Additives for Composite Membranes in Gas Separation
TS-037290 — Methods to improve morphology of nanoporous polyethersulfone (PES) substrate by incorporating a small amount of hydrophilic additives, such as polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), hydroxylated polyethersulfone (PES-OH), and sulfonated polysulfone (SPSf)
Nanoporous polymer substrates are commonly used to provide the mechanical strength for composite membranes in gas separation. The surface property and morphology of the substrate are critical for improving the transport performance of composite membranes. The present invention discloses an effecti…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Wu, Dongzhu
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

Borate-Containing Membranes for Gas Separation
TS-032351 — Highly efficient membranes that can facilitate effective carbon dioxide capture that can be used to purify industrial gases such as natural gas, syngas, and hydrogen
Membranes are a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution for the separation of carbon dioxide from methane and industrial flue gas. In addition, membranes are utilized to purify hydrogen and syngas. Increased global utilization of natural gas has necessitated efficient natural gas purification…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Salim, Witopo; Vakharia, Varun
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

Economical Two-Stage Membrane Process for CO2 Capture from Flue Gas of Power Plants
TS-015275 — A portfolio of technologies and methods for CO2 capture that does not require complex or prohibitively large components.
There has been growing concern about global warming since the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere has surpassed 400 ppm in the past decade. The combustion of fossil fuels is one of the major contributors to the large amount of CO2 emission, and membrane technologies have been suggested as a promis…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Han, Yang
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

Polyvinylamine/Amino acid Salt Membranes for CO2 Separation
TS-015274 — A novel method for synthesizing polyvinylamine/amino acid salt membranes with increased stability, CO2 permeance, and CO2 selectivity
Facilitated transport membranes utilize fixed carriers, such as Polyvinylamine (PVAm), and mobile carriers to provide high CO2 permeance and maintain a high CO2/N2 selectivity compared to solution-diffusion membranes. Current production methods of commercial PVAm introduce many problems that can d…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Chen, Yuanxin
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

Spiral-Wound Membrane Module for Gas Separations
TS-015269 — A novel module for improving the quality and the efficiency of gas separation for separations including CO2 capture from flue gas in power plants and the removal of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from synthesis gas, and other mixtures
Natural gas and other carbonaceous feedstocks including coal and biomass are the main sources of energy and have been used to produce reformed gas, synthesis gas (syngas), which comprises hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide. The syngas, consisting of carbon monoxide, ca…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Salim, Witopo; Vakharia, Varun
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

Oxidatively Stable Membranes for Gas Separations
TS-015228 — Carbon dioxide capture from synthesis gas or hydrogen and methane containing mixtures
Industrial processes, such as cement, steel, pulp and paper, chemicals and natural gas processing, are significant emitters of carbon dioxide, which accounts for nearly 25% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. The current standard for carbon capture membranes are amine-based, which are susc…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Salim, Witopo; Vakharia, Varun
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

Zeolite/Polymer Composite Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separations
TS-015156 — Zeolite/polymer composite membranes for carbon dioxide separations
The energy and environmental markets are producing a great research and development race to improve membranes for the fuel cell market to replace petroleum-based energy sources, to improve hydrogen production for use as a fuel in vehicles, and to sequester carbon dioxide to reduce the greenhouse e…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Dutta, Prabir; Ramasubramanian, Kartik; Severance, Michael
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

Polymer/Inorganic Composite Membranes for Gas Separations
TS-015154 — Membranes that efficiently separate gasses such as H2 from coal gas, CO2 from flue gas, and O2 from air
Carbon dioxide, a major by-product of coal and natural gas fueled power plants, is a primary target for reduction of greenhouse gases. Two current approaches to produce inorganic membranes, gas phase synthesis and colloidal synthesis, are subject to defects in the deposition method and surface and…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ho, W.S. Winston; Verweij, Hendrik
  • Licensing Officer: Gooray, Arthur "Art"

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