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Title: Process for the production of ethylene and other hydrocarbons from coal

Abstract

A process for the production of economically significant amounts of ethyl and other hydrocarbon compounds, such as benzene, from coal is disclosed wherein coal is reacted with methane at a temperature in the approximate range of 500.degree. C. to 1100.degree. C. at a partial pressure less than about 200 psig for a period of less than 10 seconds. Ethylene and other hydrocarbon compounds may be separated from the product stream so produced, and the methane recycled for further production of ethylene. In another embodiment, other compounds produced, such as by-product tars, may be burned to heat the recycled methane.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Huntington Station, NY
  2. East Moriches, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Associated Universities, Inc., Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865732
Patent Number(s):
4563197
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07C - ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; production; ethylene; hydrocarbons; coal; economically; significant; amounts; ethyl; hydrocarbon; compounds; benzene; disclosed; reacted; methane; temperature; approximate; range; 500; degree; 1100; partial; pressure; 200; psig; period; 10; separated; product; stream; produced; recycled; embodiment; by-product; tars; burned; heat; approximate range; significant amounts; product stream; partial pressure; hydrocarbon compounds; carbon compound; compounds produced; significant amount; hydrocarbon compound; carbon compounds; /48/585/

Citation Formats

Steinberg, Meyer, and Fallon, Peter. Process for the production of ethylene and other hydrocarbons from coal. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Steinberg, Meyer, & Fallon, Peter. Process for the production of ethylene and other hydrocarbons from coal. United States.
Steinberg, Meyer, and Fallon, Peter. Wed . "Process for the production of ethylene and other hydrocarbons from coal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865732.
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title = {Process for the production of ethylene and other hydrocarbons from coal},
author = {Steinberg, Meyer and Fallon, Peter},
abstractNote = {A process for the production of economically significant amounts of ethyl and other hydrocarbon compounds, such as benzene, from coal is disclosed wherein coal is reacted with methane at a temperature in the approximate range of 500.degree. C. to 1100.degree. C. at a partial pressure less than about 200 psig for a period of less than 10 seconds. Ethylene and other hydrocarbon compounds may be separated from the product stream so produced, and the methane recycled for further production of ethylene. In another embodiment, other compounds produced, such as by-product tars, may be burned to heat the recycled methane.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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