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Title: Low-cost process for hydrogen production

A method is provided for producing hydrogen and carbon black from hydrocarbon gases comprising mixing the hydrocarbon gases with a source of carbon and applying radiofrequency energy to the mixture. The hydrocarbon gases and the carbon can both be the products of gasification of coal, particularly the mild gasification of coal. A method is also provided for producing hydrogen and carbon monoxide by treating a mixture of hydrocarbon gases and steam with radio-frequency energy.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6225840
Report Number(s):
US 5198084; A
PPN: US 7-380408
DOE Contract Number:
AC21-87MC24268
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 17 Jul 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; CARBON BLACK; SYNTHESIS; CARBON MONOXIDE; HYDROGEN PRODUCTION; COAL GASIFICATION; RF SYSTEMS; COAL GAS; HYDROGEN; IRRADIATION; MIXTURES; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; STEAM; CARBON; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; DISPERSIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; GASIFICATION; NONMETALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PYROLYSIS PRODUCTS; RADIATIONS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 080107* -- Hydrogen-- Production-- Coal Gasification; 010404 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Gasification