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Title: Process, including membrane separation, for separating hydrogen from hydrocarbons

Abstract

Processes for providing improved methane removal and hydrogen reuse in reactors, particularly in refineries and petrochemical plants. The improved methane removal is achieved by selective purging, by passing gases in the reactor recycle loop across membranes selective in favor of methane over hydrogen, and capable of exhibiting a methane/hydrogen selectivity of at least about 2.5 under the process conditions.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Palo Alto, CA
  2. Union City, CA
  3. Fremont, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc., Menlo Park, CA
OSTI Identifier:
873878
Patent Number(s):
6264828
Assignee:
Membrane Tehnology and Research, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-98ER82618
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; including; membrane; separation; separating; hydrogen; hydrocarbons; processes; providing; improved; methane; removal; reuse; reactors; particularly; refineries; petrochemical; plants; achieved; selective; purging; passing; gases; reactor; recycle; loop; membranes; favor; capable; exhibiting; selectivity; conditions; process conditions; separating hydrogen; membrane separation; providing improved; reactor recycle; membranes selective; recycle loop; methane removal; petrochemical plants; including membrane; improved methane; petrochemical plant; /208/585/

Citation Formats

Baker, Richard W, Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A, He, Zhenjie, and Pinnau, Ingo. Process, including membrane separation, for separating hydrogen from hydrocarbons. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Baker, Richard W, Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A, He, Zhenjie, & Pinnau, Ingo. Process, including membrane separation, for separating hydrogen from hydrocarbons. United States.
Baker, Richard W, Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A, He, Zhenjie, and Pinnau, Ingo. Mon . "Process, including membrane separation, for separating hydrogen from hydrocarbons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873878.
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abstractNote = {Processes for providing improved methane removal and hydrogen reuse in reactors, particularly in refineries and petrochemical plants. The improved methane removal is achieved by selective purging, by passing gases in the reactor recycle loop across membranes selective in favor of methane over hydrogen, and capable of exhibiting a methane/hydrogen selectivity of at least about 2.5 under the process conditions.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
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