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Inorganic Nanoporous Membranes for High Temperature Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass

An inorganic membrane element and a pretreatment process are provided. The inorganic membrane element includes a tubular structure having an inner separating layer, an outer supporting layer, and at least one intermediate layer interposed between the separating and supporting layers, where the separating layer is nanoporous to selectively retain solutes while permitting the transfer of high-temperature solvents therethrough. The pretreatment process utilizes the inorganic membrane element to provide solubilized organics in concentrated form for the subsequent conversion into bio-fuels and other chemicals.

Inventors

ID: 2406.4

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  • Available For Licensing
Inventoring Institution
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Patent Application/Patent

2406.4: 2406.4



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