US 9,809,472 B2
Stacked hydromagnetic desalination cell
Moustafa Elshafei, Kitchener (CA)
Assigned to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (SA)
Filed by KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS, Dhahran (SA)
Filed on May 31, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/609,070.
Application 15/609,070 is a continuation of application No. 14/969,828, filed on Dec. 15, 2015, granted, now 9,701,551.
Prior Publication US 2017/0260069 A1, Sep. 14, 2017
Int. Cl. C02F 1/48 (2006.01); C25B 5/00 (2006.01); C25B 1/04 (2006.01); C25B 1/34 (2006.01); C02F 103/08 (2006.01); C02F 101/12 (2006.01)
CPC C02F 1/481 (2013.01) [C02F 1/484 (2013.01); C25B 1/04 (2013.01); C25B 1/34 (2013.01); C25B 5/00 (2013.01); C02F 2101/12 (2013.01); C02F 2103/08 (2013.01); C02F 2201/483 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A hydromagnetic desalination cell, comprising:
a plurality of stacked hollow rectangular flow conduits with each conduit having a conduit inlet on a first end and a conduit outlet on a second end, wherein the hollow rectangular flow conduits are made of a non-magnetic and non-conductive material;
a first rectangular magnet and a second rectangular magnet each having a north pole face and a south pole face opposite of each other, wherein the first and second rectangular magnets are disposed along a longitudinal axis and on opposite sides of the stacked rectangular flow conduits such that the north pole face of the first rectangular magnet contacts a first face of the stacked rectangular flow conduits and the south pole face of the second rectangular magnet contacts a second face of the stack rectangular flow conduits, and the first and the second rectangular magnets provide a magnetic field that extends between the magnets;
a first opening and a second opening on opposite walls of the stacked rectangular flow conduits extending between the first and second rectangular magnets;
a first chamber fluidly connected to the first opening of the stacked rectangular flow conduits;
a second chamber fluidly connected to the second opening of the stacked rectangular flow conduits;
a positive electrode connected to the first chamber; and
a negative electrode connected to the second chamber;
wherein the first and second rectangular magnets generate a magnetic field that causes cations to flow from the first opening of the stacked rectangular flow conduits to the first chamber, and anions to flow from the second opening of the sacked rectangular flow conduits it to the second chamber.