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Title: Process for electrochemically gasifying coal

Abstract

A process is claimed for electrochemically gasifying coal by establishing a flowing stream of coal particulate slurry, electrolyte and electrode members through a transverse magnetic field that has sufficient strength to polarize the electrode members, thereby causing them to operate in combination with the electrolyte to electrochemically reduce the coal particulate in the slurry. Such electrochemical reduction of the coal produces hydrogen and carbon dioxide at opposite ends of the polarized electrode members. Gas collection means are operated in conjunction with the process to collect the evolved gases as they rise from the slurry and electrolyte solution. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5548427
Application Number:
ON: DE86013751
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-11-003716; EDB-86-133048
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; CARBON DIOXIDE; CHEMICAL REACTION YIELD; COAL; REDUCTION; COAL GASIFICATION; FUEL SLURRIES; ELECTROLYSIS; HYDROGEN; ELECTRODES; ELECTROLYTES; MEDIUM TEMPERATURE; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GASIFICATION; LYSIS; MATERIALS; MIXTURES; NONMETALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SLURRIES; SUSPENSIONS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; YIELDS; 010404* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Gasification

Citation Formats

Botts, T.E., and Powell, J.R. Process for electrochemically gasifying coal. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Botts, T.E., & Powell, J.R. Process for electrochemically gasifying coal. United States.
Botts, T.E., and Powell, J.R. Fri . "Process for electrochemically gasifying coal". United States.
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title = {Process for electrochemically gasifying coal},
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abstractNote = {A process is claimed for electrochemically gasifying coal by establishing a flowing stream of coal particulate slurry, electrolyte and electrode members through a transverse magnetic field that has sufficient strength to polarize the electrode members, thereby causing them to operate in combination with the electrolyte to electrochemically reduce the coal particulate in the slurry. Such electrochemical reduction of the coal produces hydrogen and carbon dioxide at opposite ends of the polarized electrode members. Gas collection means are operated in conjunction with the process to collect the evolved gases as they rise from the slurry and electrolyte solution. 7 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {10}
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