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Title: Low Cost Olefin Production from Shale Gas by Laser Enhanced Pyrolysis through Spatial Beam Decoherence. Phase 1 Final Report.

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 CO 2 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 CO 2 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:
 [1]
  1. Solid Cell Inc., Rochester, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Solid Cell Inc., Rochester, NY (United States)
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 N. Low Cost Olefin Production from Shale Gas by Laser Enhanced Pyrolysis through Spatial Beam Decoherence. Phase 1 Final Report.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Hutton, Phillip N. Low Cost Olefin Production from Shale Gas by Laser Enhanced Pyrolysis through Spatial Beam Decoherence. Phase 1 Final Report.. United States.
Hutton, Phillip N. Wed . "Low Cost Olefin Production from Shale Gas by Laser Enhanced Pyrolysis through Spatial Beam Decoherence. Phase 1 Final Report.". United States. doi:.
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title = {Low Cost Olefin Production from Shale Gas by Laser Enhanced Pyrolysis through Spatial Beam Decoherence. Phase 1 Final Report.},
author = {Hutton, Phillip N.},
abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 24 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Wed Jan 24 00:00:00 EST 2018}
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