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

Abstract

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

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Praxair, Inc., Danbury, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1236561
Patent Number(s):
9238201
Application Number:
14/068,375
Assignee:
PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC. (Danbury, CT)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
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:  
FC26-07NT43088
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 03 NATURAL GAS

Citation Formats

Kelly, Sean M., Kromer, Brian R., Litwin, Michael M., Rosen, Lee J., Christie, Gervase Maxwell, Wilson, Jamie R., Kosowski, Lawrence W., and Robinson, Charles. Oxygen transport membrane system and method for transferring heat to catalytic/process reactors. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Kelly, Sean M., Kromer, Brian R., Litwin, Michael M., Rosen, Lee J., Christie, Gervase Maxwell, Wilson, Jamie R., Kosowski, Lawrence W., & Robinson, Charles. Oxygen transport membrane system and method for transferring heat to catalytic/process reactors. United States.
Kelly, Sean M., Kromer, Brian R., Litwin, Michael M., Rosen, Lee J., Christie, Gervase Maxwell, Wilson, Jamie R., Kosowski, Lawrence W., and Robinson, Charles. Tue . "Oxygen transport membrane system and method for transferring heat to catalytic/process reactors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1236561.
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abstractNote = {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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