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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.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869891
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5417824
Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Research Org:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
conversion; organic; solids; hydrocarbons; method; converting; liquid; gaseous; impregnating; solid; photosensitizing; exposing; impregnated; light; non-oxidizing; atmosphere; time; sufficient; photocatalytically; reduce; hydrocarbon; gaseous hydrocarbons; non-oxidizing atmosphere; gaseous hydrocarbon; time sufficient; oxidizing atmosphere; organic solid; converting organic; organic solids; /204/

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