Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. - Allentown, PA

A microbial reverse electrodialysis technology was combined with waste heat recovery to convert effluents into electricity and chemical products, including hydrogen gas. This technology can operate as a fuel cell and convert effluent streams into electric power, or it can operate as a microbial electrolysis unit and produce hydrogen. If successfully developed, the technology will be broadly applicable in U.S. industry, including the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and refining sectors.