Dr. Robert E. Buxbaum, PhD, PE
President, REB Research & Consulting, co.
12851 Capital St., Oak Park, MI 48237
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- Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1981
- Ph.D. Dissertation: "The Separation of Tritium from the Liquid Lithium Breeder-Blanket of a Fusion Reactor: The Use of Yttrium Metal as a Getter," E. F. Johnson Advisor.
- B.E. Chemical Engineering, Cooper Union, 1976
CERTIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Professional Engineer, State of Michigan License 34001.
- President, REB Research & Consulting 1987-Present.
Specializes in hydrogen separations and membrane reactors. Manufactures Mr. Hydrogen, hydrogen purifiers.
- Associate Professor Michigan State University, 1981 - Present, (currently adjoint)
Supervised research in separations and thermodynamics (particularly involving hydrogen). Collaborated on several projects in neuronal growth. Taught thermodynamics, (undergraduate, graduate, and advanced). Also taught courses in engineering materials, biological thermodynamics, heat transfer, polymer science and absorption and liquid extraction.
- Argonne National Laboratory, 1986 (Summer)
Visiting researcher in material science of nuclear fusion reactors, corrosion inhibition and metal coatings.
- Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1976-81
Conducted research on separation and materials science problems of fusion power reactors.
- Research Consultant, Gordion Associates, NYC., NY 1976
- Electronic Design Consultant, Dahill Electronics, Brooklyn, NY. 1975
- "Space group Cp2 alloys for the use and separation of hydrogen"; US Pat. 7,323,034, Jan 29, 2008
- "Membrane reactor for gas extraction"; US Pat. 7267804, Sept. 11, 2007
- "Protected optical fiber cable and hydrogen gettering agent"; US Pat. 7082239, July 25, 2006
- "Membrane reactor for gas extraction"; US Pat. 6923944, Aug 2, 2005
- "Hydrogen permeable membrane and hydride battery composition"; US Pat. 6576350, June 10, 2003
- "Hydrogen Generator"; US Patent 6461408, October 8, 2002.
- "Hydrogen permeable membrane and hydride battery composition"; US Pat. 6395405, 2003.
- "High Temperature Gas Purification Apparatus"; US Patent 6168650, January 2, 2001.
- "Apparatus and Method for Gas Extraction"; US Patent 5931987, Aug. 3, 1999.
- "High Temperature Gas Purification System"; US Patent 5888273, March 30, 1999.
- "Method for Plating Palladium"; US Patent 5149420, Sept. 22, 1992.
- "Composite Metal Membrane for Hydrogen Extraction";
US Patent 5108724, Nov. 27, 1991.
SELECTION OF REVIEWED PAPERS
(of 73+ articles published)
- S.N. Paglieri, J.R. Wermer, R.E. Buxbaum, M.V. Ciocco, B.H. Howard, and B.D. Morreale, "Development of Membranes for Hydrogen Separation: Pd-coated V-10Pd," Energy Materials, LA-UR-09-195 January 1, 2009.
- R.E. Buxbaum, "High Flux Metallic Membranes for Hydrogen Recovery and Membrane Reactors," Proceedings of 2008 US DoE Hydrogen Annual Merit Review Meeting, Arlington, VA, Apr. 2008.
- R.E. Buxbaum and H. Lei, "Power output and load following in a fuel cell fueled by membrane reactor hydrogen", J. Power Sources, 5467 (2003) 1-5.
- R.E. Buxbaum, D.L. Smith, and J.-H. Park, "Hydrogen Solubility in V-4Cr-4Ti Alloy" Journal of Nuclear Materials, 307-311 (2002) 576-579.
- Y.S. Lin and R.E. Buxbaum, Metal Membranes Encyclopedia of Separation Science. Wilson ID, Adlard ER, Cooke M and Poole CF (Eds), Vol 7:3365:3372. London: Academic Press (2000).
- R.E. Buxbaum "Membrane Reactor Advantages for Methanol Reforming and Similar Reactions" Separation Science and Technol., 34 (1999) 2113-2123.
- J.W. Hen, F. Feng, MM Geng, R. Buxbaum, and D.O. Northwood, "Electrochemical characteristics of the interface between the metal hydride electrode and electrolyte for an advanced nickel metal hydride battery", J. Power Sources 80 (1999) 39- 45.
- R.E. Buxbaum, J.H. Park and D.L. Smith, "Hydrogen Transport and Embrittlement of Palladium Coated Vanadium Chromium Titanium Alloys," J. Nuclear Materials 233-237 (1996) 510-512.
- R.E. Buxbaum and A.B. Kinney, "Hydrogen Transport through Tubular Membranes of Palladium-Coated Tantalum and Niobium" I&EC Research, 35 (1996) 530-536.
- R.E. Buxbaum and T.L. Marker, "Hydrogen Transport through Nonporous Membranes of Palladium-Coated Niobium, Tantalum and Vanadium," J. Membrane Sci., 85 (1993) 29-38.
- R.E. Buxbaum and P.C. Hsu, "Measurements of Diffusive and Surface Transport Resistances for Deuterium in Palladium-Coated Zirconium Membranes." J. Nuclear Materials, 189 (1992) 183-192.
- C.L. Stokes and R.E. Buxbaum, "Analysis of Palladium Coatings to Remove H-Isotopes from Zirconium Fuel Rods in CANDU-PHW Reactors: Thermal and Neutron Diffusion Effects," Nuclear Technology, 98 (1992) 207-216.
- P. Lamoureux, R.E. Buxbaum, and S.R. Heidemann , "Direct Evidence that Growth Cores Pull," Nature, 340 (1989) 159-162.
- C.C. Brown and R.E. Buxbaum, "Kinetics and Hydrogen Absorption in Alpha Titanium: A Surface Energy Model," Metall. Trans., A19, Volume 14 (1988) 25-27.
- K. Yam, D.K. Anderson and R.E. Buxbaum, "Local Viscosity Effects in Diffusion Processes," Science, 241 (1988) 330-332.
- R.E. Buxbaum, S. Weiss, T. Denerill, and S.R. Heidemann, "Actin and Microtubule Suspensions as Indeterminate Fluids," Science, 235 (1987) 1511-1514.
- C.-Z. Hsu and R.E. Buxbaum, "Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Diffusion for Tritium Extraction from Breeder-Blanket Fluids at Low Concentrations," J. Nuc. Mat., 141-143 (1986) 238-243<
- C.-Z. Hsu and R.E. Buxbaum, "Electroless and Immersion Plating of Palladium on Zirconium", J. Electrochem. Soc., 132 (1985) 2419-2420.
- Comparison of Laboratory Hydrogen Source Options for gas chromatagraphs, braze furnaces, and IC production.
- Hydrogen for cars: Hydrogen generators versus hydrogen bottles.
- Membrane reactor system for mobile hydrogen generation.
- Hyrogen Permeability of some metals vs. Temperature.
- Solubility of hydrogen in some metals ccs hydrogen/100 gm vs. temperature at 1 atm.
- The cost of various energy forms hydrogen economy graphic, 2007
How the hydrogen economy makes sense
- Buxbaum essay: making electricity from clean coal
A direction for REB Research, 2009
- Timeline for Peter Cooper in my opinion, a great American, and I got a free education from the man
- High Temperature, Low Activation, Refractory Alloys for Generation IV Nuclear Reactor Construction, DOE SBIR ER-84817, $99,970 September 2007 - June 2008.
- High Flux Metallic Membranes for Hydrogen Recovery and Membrane Reactors, DOE DE-FC26-05NT4200, $2,300,000 October 2005 - September 2008.
- Improved Coated-Metal Hydrogen Extraction Membrane, DOE SBIR DE-FG02-93ER81625, $600,000 1994-1996.
- Low Cost Technique for Testing Ceramic Insulator Coatings DE-FG02-97-ER82467, $100,000, 1997-1998.