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Pd nanopore and palladium encapsulated membranes

The Innovation

The technology involves the synthesis of a new type of permselective membrane that combines a hollow porous support with strategically positioned catalytic and selective transport functions to overcome thermodynamic, kinetic, and thermal obstacles, such as in the production of hydrogen. Sub-micron, dense metallic catalysts and films may be deposited within porous hollow substrates to create the membranes using the techniques of sol slip casting, film coating and electroless plating.

Targeted Market

Hydrogen gas separation; membrane reactor; Fuel processor; nanowire membrane; encapsulated membrane; fuel cell systems.