US Patent No. 10,035,719

SYSTEM AND MEMBRANE FOR WASTEWATER-GENERATED ENERGY AND GAS


Patent No. 10,035,719
Issue Date July 31, 2018
Title System And Membrane For Wastewater-generated Energy And Gas
Inventorship Paige J. Novak, St. Paul, MN (US)
William Alan Arnold, Minnetonka, MN (US)
Alptekin Aksan, Minneapolis, MN (US)
Assignee Regents of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,035,719

1. An apparatus for producing a gas from a wastewater fluid, the apparatus comprising:a first layer including a first immobilized bacteria, wherein the first immobilized bacteria are configured to produce a first gas from one or more compounds in a wastewater fluid;
a second layer including a second immobilized bacteria, wherein the second immobilized bacteria are configured to produce a second gas from the one or more compounds in the wastewater fluid; and
a third layer at least partially disposed between the first layer and the second layer, the third layer configured to receive at least one of the first gas and the second gas from the first layer and the second layer, respectively.