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Title: Synthetic carbonaceous fuels and feedstocks

Abstract

This invention relates to the use of a three compartment electrolytic cell in the production of synthetic carbonaceous fuels and chemical feedstocks such as gasoline, methane and methanol by electrolyzing an aqueous sodium carbonate/bicarbonate solution, obtained from scrubbing atmospheric carbon dioxide with an aqueous sodium hydroxide solution, whereby the hydrogen generated at the cathode and the carbon dioxide liberated in the center compartment are combined thermocatalytically into methanol and gasoline blends. The oxygen generated at the anode is preferably vented into the atmosphere, and the regenerated sodium hydroxide produced at the cathode is reused for scrubbing the CO.sub.2 from the atmosphere.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Huntington Station, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY
OSTI Identifier:
863555
Patent Number(s):
4197421
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) BNL
DOE Contract Number:  
E(30-1)-16
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
synthetic; carbonaceous; fuels; feedstocks; relates; compartment; electrolytic; cell; production; chemical; gasoline; methane; methanol; electrolyzing; aqueous; sodium; carbonate; bicarbonate; solution; obtained; scrubbing; atmospheric; carbon; dioxide; hydroxide; whereby; hydrogen; generated; cathode; liberated; center; combined; thermocatalytically; blends; oxygen; anode; preferably; vented; atmosphere; regenerated; produced; reused; carbonaceous fuels; sodium hydroxide; sodium carbonate; electrolytic cell; carbon dioxide; carbonate solution; carbonaceous fuel; aqueous sodium; chemical feed; chemical feedstock; hydroxide solution; synthetic carbonaceous; synthetic carbon; oxide produced; oxide solution; /585/205/518/

Citation Formats

Steinberg, Meyer. Synthetic carbonaceous fuels and feedstocks. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Steinberg, Meyer. Synthetic carbonaceous fuels and feedstocks. United States.
Steinberg, Meyer. Tue . "Synthetic carbonaceous fuels and feedstocks". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863555.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates to the use of a three compartment electrolytic cell in the production of synthetic carbonaceous fuels and chemical feedstocks such as gasoline, methane and methanol by electrolyzing an aqueous sodium carbonate/bicarbonate solution, obtained from scrubbing atmospheric carbon dioxide with an aqueous sodium hydroxide solution, whereby the hydrogen generated at the cathode and the carbon dioxide liberated in the center compartment are combined thermocatalytically into methanol and gasoline blends. The oxygen generated at the anode is preferably vented into the atmosphere, and the regenerated sodium hydroxide produced at the cathode is reused for scrubbing the CO.sub.2 from the atmosphere.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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