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Title: Dehydrogenation of liquid fuel in microchannel catalytic reactor

Abstract

The present invention is an improved process for the storage and delivery of hydrogen by the reversible hydrogenation/dehydrogenation of an organic compound wherein the organic compound is initially in its hydrogenated state. The improvement in the route to generating hydrogen is in the dehydrogenation step and recovery of the dehydrogenated organic compound resides in the following steps: introducing a hydrogenated organic compound to a microchannel reactor incorporating a dehydrogenation catalyst; effecting dehydrogenation of said hydrogenated organic compound under conditions whereby said hydrogenated organic compound is present as a liquid phase; generating a reaction product comprised of a liquid phase dehydrogenated organic compound and gaseous hydrogen; separating the liquid phase dehydrogenated organic compound from gaseous hydrogen; and, recovering the hydrogen and liquid phase dehydrogenated organic compound.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Coopersburg, PA)
  2. (Allentown, PA)
  3. (Emmaus, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1013851
Patent Number(s):
7,766,986
Application Number:
12/211,585
Assignee:
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-05GO15015
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Toseland, Bernard Allen, Pez, Guido Peter, and Puri, Pushpinder Singh. Dehydrogenation of liquid fuel in microchannel catalytic reactor. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Toseland, Bernard Allen, Pez, Guido Peter, & Puri, Pushpinder Singh. Dehydrogenation of liquid fuel in microchannel catalytic reactor. United States.
Toseland, Bernard Allen, Pez, Guido Peter, and Puri, Pushpinder Singh. Tue . "Dehydrogenation of liquid fuel in microchannel catalytic reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1013851.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is an improved process for the storage and delivery of hydrogen by the reversible hydrogenation/dehydrogenation of an organic compound wherein the organic compound is initially in its hydrogenated state. The improvement in the route to generating hydrogen is in the dehydrogenation step and recovery of the dehydrogenated organic compound resides in the following steps: introducing a hydrogenated organic compound to a microchannel reactor incorporating a dehydrogenation catalyst; effecting dehydrogenation of said hydrogenated organic compound under conditions whereby said hydrogenated organic compound is present as a liquid phase; generating a reaction product comprised of a liquid phase dehydrogenated organic compound and gaseous hydrogen; separating the liquid phase dehydrogenated organic compound from gaseous hydrogen; and, recovering the hydrogen and liquid phase dehydrogenated organic compound.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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