Accession Number : AD1015413

Title :   Extraction of Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen from Seawater and Hydrocarbon Production Therefrom

Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Personal Author(s) : DiMascio,Felice ; Hardy,Dennis R ; Lewis,M Kathleen ; Willauer,Heather D ; Williams,Frederick

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Report Date : 05 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Apparatus for seawater acidification including an ion exchange, cathode and anode electrode compartments and cation-permeable membranes that separate the electrode compartments from the ion exchange compartment. Means is provided for feeding seawater through the ion exchange compartment and for feeding a dissociable liquid media through the anode and cathode electrode compartments. A cathode is located in the cathode electrode compartment and an anode is located in the anode electrode compartment and a means for application of current to the cathode and anode is provided. A method for the acidification of seawater by subjecting the seawater to an ion exchange reaction to exchange H+ ions for Na.+ ions. Carbon dioxide may be extracted from the acidified seawater. Optionally, the ion exchange reaction can be conducted under conditions which produce hydrogen as well as carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide and hydrogen may be used to produce hydrocarbons.

Descriptors :   sea water , hydrogen , carbon dioxide , patents , ion exchange , hydrocarbons , electrodes

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE