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Title: Methods for natural gas and heavy hydrocarbon co-conversion

Abstract

A reactor for reactive co-conversion of heavy hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon gases and includes a dielectric barrier discharge plasma cell having a pair of electrodes separated by a dielectric material and passageway therebetween. An inlet is provided for feeding heavy hydrocarbons and other reactive materials to the passageway of the discharge plasma cell, and an outlet is provided for discharging reaction products from the reactor. A packed bed catalyst may optionally be used in the reactor to increase efficiency of conversion. The reactor can be modified to allow use of a variety of light sources for providing ultraviolet light within the discharge plasma cell. Methods for upgrading heavy hydrocarbons are also disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID); Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
988287
Patent Number(s):
7,494,574
Application Number:
11/051,682
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727; AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS

Citation Formats

Kong, Peter C, Nelson, Lee O, and Detering, Brent A. Methods for natural gas and heavy hydrocarbon co-conversion. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Kong, Peter C, Nelson, Lee O, & Detering, Brent A. Methods for natural gas and heavy hydrocarbon co-conversion. United States.
Kong, Peter C, Nelson, Lee O, and Detering, Brent A. Tue . "Methods for natural gas and heavy hydrocarbon co-conversion". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/988287.
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abstractNote = {A reactor for reactive co-conversion of heavy hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon gases and includes a dielectric barrier discharge plasma cell having a pair of electrodes separated by a dielectric material and passageway therebetween. An inlet is provided for feeding heavy hydrocarbons and other reactive materials to the passageway of the discharge plasma cell, and an outlet is provided for discharging reaction products from the reactor. A packed bed catalyst may optionally be used in the reactor to increase efficiency of conversion. The reactor can be modified to allow use of a variety of light sources for providing ultraviolet light within the discharge plasma cell. Methods for upgrading heavy hydrocarbons are also disclosed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {2}
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