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Title: Radiant non-catalytic recuperative reformer

Abstract

A radiant, non-catalytic recuperative reformer has a flue gas flow path for conducting hot exhaust gas from a thermal process and a reforming mixture flow path for conducting a reforming mixture. At least a portion of the reforming mixture flow path is positioned adjacent to the flue gas flow path to permit heat transfer from the hot exhaust gas to the reforming mixture. The reforming mixture flow path contains substantially no material commonly used as a catalyst for reforming hydrocarbon fuel (e.g., nickel oxide, platinum group elements or rhenium), but instead the reforming mixture is reformed into a higher calorific fuel via reactions due to the heat transfer and residence time. In a preferred embodiment, a portion of the reforming mixture flow path is positioned outside of flue gas flow path for a relatively large residence time.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1406575
Patent Number(s):
9803153
Application Number:
14/976,307
Assignee:
Gas Technology Institute
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-08GO18130
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Dec 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Khinkis, Mark J., and Kozlov, Aleksandr P.. Radiant non-catalytic recuperative reformer. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Khinkis, Mark J., & Kozlov, Aleksandr P.. Radiant non-catalytic recuperative reformer. United States.
Khinkis, Mark J., and Kozlov, Aleksandr P.. Tue . "Radiant non-catalytic recuperative reformer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1406575.
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Works referenced in this record:

Combined cycle power plant with thermochemical recuperation and flue gas recirculation
patent, January 1997


Recuperative reforming reactor
patent-application, February 2007


Non-Catalytic Recuperative Reformer
patent-application, October 2012