Contactless Ion Concentration Method & Apparatus Using Nanoporous Membrane with Applied Potential

Contactless Ion Concentration Method & Apparatus Using Nanoporous Membrane with Applied Potential

The apparatus is comprised of an electrically charged barrier, a distal electrode having an electrical charge with a sign opposite to the electrical charge of the barrier, and a proximate electrode having an electrical charge with a sign corresponding to the electrical charge of the barrier. The apparatus further includes a moving water stream which is processed to comprise an ion-depleted stream and an ion-concentrated stream located between the distal electrode and the first surface, a first diversion structure to divert the ion-concentrated stream, a second diversion structure to divert the ion-depleted stream, and an electrical power source operatively coupled with the distal and proximate electrodes.
Inventors: 

Kyoo Jo

Donald M Cropek

Yin Song

Patent Number: 
US2018319681
Patent Issue Date: 
December 8, 2018
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