Silicon hydride nanocrystals as catalysts for proton production in water-organic liquid mixtures

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/594746
Title:
Silicon hydride nanocrystals as catalysts for proton production in water-organic liquid mixtures
Authors:
Chaieb, Sahraoui ( 0000-0002-8053-3610 ) ; Holt, Christopher R.
Assignee:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Abstract:
Embodiments of the present methods may be used to produce energy in the form of an electrical current from water without the use of fossil fuel. Silicon hydride is very easy to make. This procedure in conjunction with an enzyme to produce hydrogen gas for fuel cells and other small devices. In fuel cells the production of protons may be bypassed, and an oxidant such as permanganate or oxygen from air may be used to drive the fuel cells. In such an embodiment, an intermediate reaction may not be needed to produce protons. In one embodiment, membrane-less laminar flow fuel cells with an external grid for oxygen supply from the air may be used.
KAUST Department:
Mechanical Engineering Program
Issue Date:
5-Aug-2014
Submitted date:
2012-02-24
Type:
Patent
Patent Number:
US 8795906 B2
Application Number:
US 20120219869 A1
Patent Status:
Granted Patent
Additional Links:
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=8795906; http://assignment.uspto.gov/#/search?adv=patNum:8795906; http://www.google.com/patents/US8795906; http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=US&NR=8795906B2&KC=B2&FT=D
Appears in Collections:
Patents; Mechanical Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorChaieb, Sahraouien
dc.contributor.authorHolt, Christopher R.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-24T14:00:29Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-24T14:00:29Zen
dc.date.issued2014-08-05en
dc.date.submitted2012-02-24en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/594746en
dc.description.abstractEmbodiments of the present methods may be used to produce energy in the form of an electrical current from water without the use of fossil fuel. Silicon hydride is very easy to make. This procedure in conjunction with an enzyme to produce hydrogen gas for fuel cells and other small devices. In fuel cells the production of protons may be bypassed, and an oxidant such as permanganate or oxygen from air may be used to drive the fuel cells. In such an embodiment, an intermediate reaction may not be needed to produce protons. In one embodiment, membrane-less laminar flow fuel cells with an external grid for oxygen supply from the air may be used.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=8795906en
dc.relation.urlhttp://assignment.uspto.gov/#/search?adv=patNum:8795906en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.google.com/patents/US8795906en
dc.relation.urlhttp://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=US&NR=8795906B2&KC=B2&FT=Den
dc.titleSilicon hydride nanocrystals as catalysts for proton production in water-organic liquid mixturesen
dc.typePatenten
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Programen
dc.description.statusGranted Patenten
dc.contributor.assigneeKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen
dc.description.countryUnited Statesen
dc.identifier.patentnumberUS 8795906 B2en
dc.identifier.applicationnumberUS 20120219869 A1en
dc.identifier.uspatentnumber8795906en
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