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Title: Heat pipe methanator

Abstract

A heat pipe methanator for converting coal gas to methane. Gravity return heat pipes are employed to remove the heat of reaction from the methanation promoting catalyst, transmitting a portion of this heat to an incoming gas pre-heat section and delivering the remainder to a steam generating heat exchanger.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862605
Patent Number(s):
3971634
Application Number:
05/571,655
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28D - HEAT-EXCHANGE APPARATUS, NOT PROVIDED FOR IN ANOTHER SUBCLASS, IN WHICH THE HEAT-EXCHANGE MEDIA DO NOT COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07C - ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
heat; pipe; methanator; converting; coal; gas; methane; gravity; return; pipes; employed; remove; reaction; methanation; promoting; catalyst; transmitting; portion; incoming; pre-heat; section; delivering; remainder; steam; generating; exchanger; steam generating; heat pipe; heat exchange; heat exchanger; coal gas; heat pipes; converting coal; incoming gas; pipe methanator; /48/165/422/518/

Citation Formats

Ranken, William A, and Kemme, Joseph E. Heat pipe methanator. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Ranken, William A, & Kemme, Joseph E. Heat pipe methanator. United States.
Ranken, William A, and Kemme, Joseph E. Tue . "Heat pipe methanator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862605.
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title = {Heat pipe methanator},
author = {Ranken, William A and Kemme, Joseph E},
abstractNote = {A heat pipe methanator for converting coal gas to methane. Gravity return heat pipes are employed to remove the heat of reaction from the methanation promoting catalyst, transmitting a portion of this heat to an incoming gas pre-heat section and delivering the remainder to a steam generating heat exchanger.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {7}
}

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