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Title: Radiant non-catalytic recuperative reformer

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:
OSTI Identifier:
1406575
Assignee:
Gas Technology Institute GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,803,153
Application Number:
14/976,307
Contract Number:
FG36-08GO18130
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Dec 21
Research Org:
Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Other works cited in this record:

Method of carrying out a gas combustion process with recovery of a part of the heat present in the combustion gases
patent, February 1990

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

Catalytic core reactor for thermochemical heat recovery
patent, April 2007

Recuperative reforming reactor
patent-application, February 2007

Method and apparatus for thermochemical recuperation with partial heat recovery of the sensible heat present in products of combustion
patent-application, January 2009

Non-Catalytic Recuperative Reformer
patent-application, October 2012

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