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Title: Oxygen transport membrane system and method for transferring heat to catalytic/process reactors

A method and apparatus for producing heat used in a synthesis gas production process is provided. The disclosed method and apparatus include a plurality of tubular oxygen transport membrane elements adapted to separate oxygen from an oxygen containing stream contacting the retentate side of the membrane elements. The permeated oxygen is combusted with a hydrogen containing synthesis gas stream contacting the permeate side of the tubular oxygen transport membrane elements thereby generating a reaction product stream and radiant heat. The present method and apparatus also includes at least one catalytic reactor containing a catalyst to promote the steam reforming reaction wherein the catalytic reactor is surrounded by the plurality of tubular oxygen transport membrane elements. The view factor between the catalytic reactor and the plurality of tubular oxygen transport membrane elements radiating heat to the catalytic reactor is greater than or equal to 0.5
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1236561
Assignee:
PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC. (Danbury, CT) NETL
Patent Number(s):
9,238,201
Application Number:
14/068,375
Contract Number:
FC26-07NT43088
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 31
Research Org:
PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC., Danbury, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 03 NATURAL GAS

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Utilization of synthesis gas produced by mixed conducting membranes
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Ceramic membrane for endothermic reactions
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Process for producing a syngas
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