Patents by Inventor Krishnamurthy Mani

Krishnamurthy Mani has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20090178928
    Abstract: Processes for desalting glycerol-rich solutions or process streams using electrodialysis are provided. The glycerol-rich process streams are typically byproducts from the production of biodiesel. Following electrodialysis, the resulting aqueous salt solution is placed in a water splitting cell to recover the acid and base components of the salt. These acid and base components, in turn, can be reused in other processes, such as biodiesel production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
    Inventors: Jeremie Ray GROOS, Ahmad K. Hilaly, Krishnamurthy Mani, Rishi Shukla
  • Patent number: 4391680
    Abstract: A two-compartment water splitter having alternating cation and bipolar membranes is used to remove alkali metal cations from an aqueous alkali metal chloride solution so as to produce an acidified salt solution. The coproduct is a base such as NaOH or KOH. The acidified salt solution may then be fed to a membrane or diaphragm electrolytic cell for production of chlorine and alkali metal hydroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1983
    Assignee: Allied Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnamurthy Mani, Frederick P. Chlanda