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Christopher J. Orme is a researcher at INL who has 26 years experience at INL in the development and commercialization of polymeric materials for both industrial and governmental applications. He earned an associate’s degree in chemical technology from Eastern Idaho Technical College. His work experience is in the areas of membrane based gas separations, liquid pervaporation and novel polymeric membrane formation. His research emphasis has varied from the most fundamental understanding of molecular interactions to developing pilot plant scale facilities. His current research is focused upon understanding of inter- and intra-molecular interactions that lead to interesting structure property relationships in a wide variety of polymer systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 65 peer-reviewed publications, and holds 11 United States patents, all of which are related to polymer membrane separations.
<div class="ExternalClassCB678FDBF4DB4CA7AEAD9B644FE7FD62"><p>Christopher J. Orme, Aaron D.Wilson, “1-Cyclohexylpiperidine as a thermolytic draw solute for osmotically driven membrane processes”. Published, Desalination 371 (2015) 126-133.</p><p><br>Aaron D. Wilson, Christopher J. Orme, “Concentration Dependent Speciation and Mass Transport Properties of Switchable Polarity Solvents”. Published, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 7740-7751.</p><p><br>Joshua S. McNally (a), Bruce Noll (b), Christopher J. Orme, and Aaron D. Wilson (a). (a) Idaho National Laboratory (b) Bruker AXS Inc “Density Functional Theory Analysis of the Impact of Steric Interaction on the Function of Switchable Polarity Solvents” Published, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119 (22), pp 6766–6775.</p><p><br>Daniel S. Wendt, Christopher J. Orme, Gregory L. Mines, and Aaron D. Wilson. Energy requirements of the switchable polarity solvent forward osmosis (SPS-FO) water purification process. Published, Desalination 374 (2015) 81–91.</p><p><br>Christopher J. Orme, Frederick F. Stewart, Separation of dimethyl ether from syn-gas components by poly(dimethylsiloxane) and poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) membranes. Chemical Engineering Journal 170 (2011) 178–183.</p><p><br>Mark D. Ogden, Christopher J. Orme, Frederick F. Stewart “Effects of alkyl substitution on the physical properties and gas transport behavior in selected poly(R-phenoxyphosphazenes. Published in Polymer” 52 (2011) 3879-3886.</p><p><br>Klaehn, J. R.; Peterson, E. S.; Orme, C. J.; Stewart, F. F.; Urban-Klaehn, J. M., “High Temperature Gas Separations Using High Performance Polymers,” In Inorganic, Polymeric and Composite Membranes: Structure-Function and Other Correlations – Series: Membrane Science and Technology, Eds: Oyama S.T.; Stagg-Williams, S.M. Publisher: Elsevier B.V., 2011. (Chapter article)</p><p><br>Wang, Y.; Rashkeev, S. N.; Klaehn, J. R.; Orme, C. J.; Peterson, E. S. “Interaction of gas molecules with crystalline polymer separation membranes: Atomic-scale modeling and first-principles calculations” Journal of Membrane Science, Journal of Membrane Science 384 (2011) 176– 183.</p><p><br>Klaehn, J.R.; Orme, C. J.; Stewart, F. F.; Peterson, E. S. “Humidified Gas Stream Separations at High Temperatures using Matrimid 5218,”Separation Science and Technology, 2012.</p><p><br>( ITP Final Report) John Klaehn, Eric Peterson, Christopher Orme, Dhaval Bhandari, Scott Miller, Anthony Ku, Kimberly Polishchuk, Kristi Narang, Surinder Singh, Wei Wei, Roger Shisler,Paul Wickersham, Kevin McEvoy, William Alberts,Paul HowsonThomas Barton, Veiji Sethti, “Water-Gas-Shift Membrane Reactor for High-Pressure Hydrogen Production: A Comprehensive Project Report (2010–2012)”.</p></div>
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<div class="ExternalClass7461FAB8C8FF482798845BCD28C7799B"><p>Klaehn, J. R.; Orme, C. J.; Peterson, E. S., 2015, “Polymer Compositions, Polymer Films and Methods and Precursors for Forming Same,” Patent 9,080,052, July 14, 2015.</p><p>Klaehn, J. R.; Orme, C. J.; Peterson, E. S., 2013, “Polymer Compositions, Polymer Films and Methods and Precursors for Forming Same,” Patent 8,541,517, September 24, 2013.</p><p>Klaehn; John R., Peterson; Eric S., Orme; Christopher J., Jones; Michael G., Wertsching; Alan K., Luther; Thomas A., Trowbridge; Tammy L., 2012, "Polymeric Medium," Patent 8,129,498, March 6, 2012.</p><p>Klaehn; John R., Peterson; Eric S., Orme; Christopher J., Jones; Michael G., Wertsching; Alan K., Luther; Thomas A., Trowbridge; Tammy L., 2011, "Polybenzimidazole Compounds," Patent 8,063,174, November 22, 2011.</p><p>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Peterson, E.S., 2010, “Polybenzimidazole compounds” Patent 7,772,361 B2, August 10, 2010.</p><p>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Peterson, E.S.,2009, “Polymeric media comprising polybenzimidazoles N-substituted with organic-inorganic hybrid moiety,” Patent 7,632,898. December 15, 2009.</p><p>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Trowbridge, T.L., Peterson, E.S., 2007, “Polybenzimidazole Compounds, Polymeric Medium, and Methods of Post-Polymerization Modifications,” Patent 7,309,758, December 18, 2007.</p><p>Klaehn, J.R., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., Jones, M.G., Wertsching, A.K., Peterson, E.S., 2007, “Polybenzimidazole Compounds, Polymeric Medium, and Methods of Post-P ymerization Modifications,” Patent 7,259,230, August 21, 2007.</p><p>Stewart, F.F., Harrup, M.K., Orme, C.J., Luther, T.A., 2006, “Phosphazenes Membranes for Gas Separations,” Patent 7,074,256, July 11, 2006.</p><p>Orme, Christopher J., Stone, Mark L., Peterson, Eric S., 2000, "Method for casting Membranes inside a Porous Tube," Patent 5,385,672, March 14, 2000.</p><p>Peterson, Eric S., Orme, Christopher J., Stone, Mark L., 1995, "Method for preparing Membranes with Dynamic Separation Performance," Patent 5,385,672, January 31, 1995.</p></div>