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Title: Conversion of organic solids to hydrocarbons

A method of converting organic solids to liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons includes impregnating an organic solid with photosensitizing ions and exposing the impregnated solid to light in a non-oxidizing atmosphere for a time sufficient to photocatalytically reduce the solid to at least one of a liquid and a gaseous hydrocarbon. 5 Figs.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
55811
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States) PTO; SCA: 400500; 140505; PA: EDB-95:085201; SN: 95001393850
Patent Number(s):
US 5,417,824/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-213,813
Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 May 1995
Research Org:
Lockheed Martin Energy Syst Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; PHOTOLYSIS; LIQUID FUELS; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; GAS FUELS; GASIFICATION; LIQUEFACTION; REDUCTION

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