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Title: Method of producing gaseous products using a downflow reactor

Abstract

Reactor systems and methods are provided for the catalytic conversion of liquid feedstocks to synthesis gases and other noncondensable gaseous products. The reactor systems include a heat exchange reactor configured to allow the liquid feedstock and gas product to flow concurrently in a downflow direction. The reactor systems and methods are particularly useful for producing hydrogen and light hydrocarbons from biomass-derived oxygenated hydrocarbons using aqueous phase reforming. The generated gases may find used as a fuel source for energy generation via PEM fuel cells, solid-oxide fuel cells, internal combustion engines, or gas turbine gensets, or used in other chemical processes to produce additional products. The gaseous products may also be collected for later use or distribution.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Virent, Inc., Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1159836
Patent Number(s):
8834587
Application Number:
13/539,861
Assignee:
Virent, Inc. (Madison, WI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-05GO15046
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Cortright, Randy D, Rozmiarek, Robert T, and Hornemann, Charles C. Method of producing gaseous products using a downflow reactor. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Cortright, Randy D, Rozmiarek, Robert T, & Hornemann, Charles C. Method of producing gaseous products using a downflow reactor. United States.
Cortright, Randy D, Rozmiarek, Robert T, and Hornemann, Charles C. Tue . "Method of producing gaseous products using a downflow reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159836.
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