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Title: Method for the catalytic conversion of organic materials into a product gas

A method for converting organic material into a product gas includes: a) providing a liquid reactant mixture containing liquid water and liquid organic material within a pressure reactor; b) providing an effective amount of a reduced metal catalyst selected from the group consisting of ruthenium, rhodium, osmium and iridium or mixtures thereof within the pressure reactor; and c) maintaining the liquid reactant mixture and effective amount of reduced metal catalyst in the pressure reactor at temperature and pressure conditions of from about 300.degree. C. to about 450.degree. C.; and at least 130 atmospheres for a period of time, the temperature and pressure conditions being effective to maintain the reactant mixture substantially as liquid, the effective amount of reduced metal catalyst and the period of time being sufficient to catalyze a reaction of the liquid organic material to produce a product gas composed primarily of methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870888
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5616154
Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; catalytic; conversion; organic; materials; product; gas; converting; material; providing; liquid; reactant; mixture; containing; water; pressure; reactor; effective; amount; reduced; metal; catalyst; selected; consisting; ruthenium; rhodium; osmium; iridium; mixtures; maintaining; temperature; conditions; 300; degree; 450; 130; atmospheres; period; time; maintain; substantially; sufficient; catalyze; reaction; produce; composed; primarily; methane; carbon; dioxide; hydrogen; reduced metal; catalyst selected; reactant mixture; liquid water; pressure conditions; effective amount; product gas; organic materials; mixture containing; carbon dioxide; metal catalyst; organic material; liquid organic; composed primarily; liquid reactant; converting organic; pressure reactor; catalytic conversion; containing liquid; /48/585/588/

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