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Title: Synthesis gas method and apparatus

A method and apparatus for producing a synthesis gas product having one or more oxygen transport membrane elements thermally coupled to one or more catalytic reactors such that heat generated from the oxygen transport membrane element supplies endothermic heating requirements for steam methane reforming reactions occurring within the catalytic reactor through radiation and convention heat transfer. A hydrogen containing stream containing no more than 20 percent methane is combusted within the oxygen transport membrane element to produce the heat and a heated combustion product stream. The heated combustion product stream is combined with a reactant stream to form a combined stream that is subjected to the reforming within the catalytic reactor. The apparatus may include modules in which tubular membrane elements surround a central reactor tube.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1226010
Report Number(s):
9,180,419
13/684,816
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-07NT43088
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Nov 26
Research Org:
PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC., Danbury, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS