Hydrogen purification membranes, components and fuel processing systems containing the same

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6723156
APP PUB NO 20030213364A1
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10430110

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Hydrogen purification membranes, hydrogen purification devices, and fuel processing and fuel cell systems that include hydrogen purification devices. The hydrogen purification membranes include a metal membrane, which is at least substantially comprised of palladium or a palladium alloy. In some embodiments, the membrane contains trace amounts of carbon, silicon, and/or oxygen. In some embodiments, the membranes form part of a hydrogen purification device that includes an enclosure containing a separation assembly, which is adapted to receive a mixed gas stream containing hydrogen gas and to produce a stream that contains pure or at least substantially pure hydrogen gas therefrom. In some embodiments, the membrane(s) and/or purification device forms a portion of a fuel processor, and in some embodiments, the membrane(s) and/or purification device forms a portion of a fuel processing or fuel cell system.

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DCNS SA44 620 LA MONTAGNE, FR118

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Edlund, David J Bend, OR 118 4030
Pledger, William A Sisters, OR 59 1962
Studebaker, R Todd Bend, OR 36 728

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