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Title: Phase I Final Rport

Abstract

This report describes research into an innovative laser-enhanced catalytic pyrolysis technology that has the potential to significantly decrease the cost of cracking ethane and other alkanes found in shale gas ethylene. Similar to how water is resonantly heated by microwaves, a CO2 laser can resonantly heat ethylene, producing radicals that convert ethane to ethylene at lower reactor temperatures. Proof of concept experiments were performed to determine if commercial grade CO2 lasers at one-twenty fifth the cost of scientific grade lasers could crack ethane at lower temperatures than conventional technology. Cr doped MgO catalyst was then inserted in the reaction chamber to further increase conersion rates.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Solid Cell Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1417887
Report Number(s):
DOE-SOLCELL-15092
DOE Contract Number:
SC0015092
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase I)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; shale gas ethylene ethane laser pyrolysis thermal cracking

Citation Formats

Hutton, Phillip. Phase I Final Rport. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Hutton, Phillip. Phase I Final Rport. United States.
Hutton, Phillip. 2018. "Phase I Final Rport". United States. doi:.
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