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Title: Adsorption process to recover hydrogen from feed gas mixtures having low hydrogen concentration

Abstract

A process for selectively separating hydrogen from at least one more strongly adsorbable component in a plurality of adsorption beds to produce a hydrogen-rich product gas from a low hydrogen concentration feed with a high recovery rate. Each of the plurality of adsorption beds subjected to a repetitive cycle. The process comprises an adsorption step for producing the hydrogen-rich product from a feed gas mixture comprising 5% to 50% hydrogen, at least two pressure equalization by void space gas withdrawal steps, a provide purge step resulting in a first pressure decrease, a blowdown step resulting in a second pressure decrease, a purge step, at least two pressure equalization by void space gas introduction steps, and a repressurization step. The second pressure decrease is at least 2 times greater than the first pressure decrease.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176227
Patent Number(s):
7,695,545
Application Number:
11/685,992
Assignee:
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-01GO11087
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN

Citation Formats

Golden, Timothy Christopher, Weist, Jr., Edward Landis, Hufton, Jeffrey Raymond, and Novosat, Paul Anthony. Adsorption process to recover hydrogen from feed gas mixtures having low hydrogen concentration. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Golden, Timothy Christopher, Weist, Jr., Edward Landis, Hufton, Jeffrey Raymond, & Novosat, Paul Anthony. Adsorption process to recover hydrogen from feed gas mixtures having low hydrogen concentration. United States.
Golden, Timothy Christopher, Weist, Jr., Edward Landis, Hufton, Jeffrey Raymond, and Novosat, Paul Anthony. Tue . "Adsorption process to recover hydrogen from feed gas mixtures having low hydrogen concentration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176227.
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title = {Adsorption process to recover hydrogen from feed gas mixtures having low hydrogen concentration},
author = {Golden, Timothy Christopher and Weist, Jr., Edward Landis and Hufton, Jeffrey Raymond and Novosat, Paul Anthony},
abstractNote = {A process for selectively separating hydrogen from at least one more strongly adsorbable component in a plurality of adsorption beds to produce a hydrogen-rich product gas from a low hydrogen concentration feed with a high recovery rate. Each of the plurality of adsorption beds subjected to a repetitive cycle. The process comprises an adsorption step for producing the hydrogen-rich product from a feed gas mixture comprising 5% to 50% hydrogen, at least two pressure equalization by void space gas withdrawal steps, a provide purge step resulting in a first pressure decrease, a blowdown step resulting in a second pressure decrease, a purge step, at least two pressure equalization by void space gas introduction steps, and a repressurization step. The second pressure decrease is at least 2 times greater than the first pressure decrease.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1176227}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {4}
}

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