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Title: Method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide

Abstract

A method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide within a reformer 10 is disclosed. According to the method, a stream including an oxygen-containing gas is directed adjacent to a first vessel 18 and the oxygen-containing gas is heated. A stream including unburned fuel is introduced into the oxygen-containing gas stream to form a mixture including oxygen-containing gas and fuel. The mixture of oxygen-containing gas and unburned fuel is directed tangentially into a partial oxidation reaction zone 24 within the first vessel 18. The mixture of oxygen-containing gas and fuel is further directed through the partial oxidation reaction zone 24 to produce a heated reformate stream including hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide. Steam may also be mixed with the oxygen-containing gas and fuel, and the reformate stream from the partial oxidation reaction zone 24 directed into a steam reforming zone 26. High- and low-temperature shift reaction zones 64,76 may be employed for further fuel processing.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Dover, MA)
  2. (Belmont, MA)
  3. (Westford, MA)
  4. (Cambridge, MA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ARTHUR D LITTLE INC
OSTI Identifier:
873068
Patent Number(s):
6083425
Assignee:
Arthur D. Little, Inc. (Cambridge, MA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-92CE50343
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; converting; hydrocarbon; fuel; hydrogen; gas; carbon; dioxide; reformer; 10; disclosed; according; stream; including; oxygen-containing; directed; adjacent; vessel; 18; heated; unburned; introduced; form; mixture; tangentially; partial; oxidation; reaction; zone; 24; produce; reformate; monoxide; steam; mixed; reforming; 26; high-; low-temperature; shift; zones; 64; 76; employed; processing; reaction zones; stream including; converting hydrocarbon; fuel processing; reforming zone; partial oxidation; oxygen-containing gas; hydrocarbon fuel; hydrogen gas; carbon dioxide; carbon monoxide; gas stream; reaction zone; steam reforming; containing gas; oxidation reaction; shift reaction; mixture including; unburned fuel; including hydrogen; directed tangentially; /252/423/

Citation Formats

Clawson, Lawrence G., Mitchell, William L., Bentley, Jeffrey M., and Thijssen, Johannes H. J. Method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Clawson, Lawrence G., Mitchell, William L., Bentley, Jeffrey M., & Thijssen, Johannes H. J. Method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide. United States.
Clawson, Lawrence G., Mitchell, William L., Bentley, Jeffrey M., and Thijssen, Johannes H. J. Sat . "Method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873068.
@article{osti_873068,
title = {Method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide},
author = {Clawson, Lawrence G. and Mitchell, William L. and Bentley, Jeffrey M. and Thijssen, Johannes H. J.},
abstractNote = {A method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide within a reformer 10 is disclosed. According to the method, a stream including an oxygen-containing gas is directed adjacent to a first vessel 18 and the oxygen-containing gas is heated. A stream including unburned fuel is introduced into the oxygen-containing gas stream to form a mixture including oxygen-containing gas and fuel. The mixture of oxygen-containing gas and unburned fuel is directed tangentially into a partial oxidation reaction zone 24 within the first vessel 18. The mixture of oxygen-containing gas and fuel is further directed through the partial oxidation reaction zone 24 to produce a heated reformate stream including hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide. Steam may also be mixed with the oxygen-containing gas and fuel, and the reformate stream from the partial oxidation reaction zone 24 directed into a steam reforming zone 26. High- and low-temperature shift reaction zones 64,76 may be employed for further fuel processing.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
}

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