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Title: NOVEL REACTOR FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SYNTHESIS GAS

Praxair investigated an advanced technology for producing synthesis gas from natural gas and oxygen This production process combined the use of a short-reaction time catalyst with Praxair's gas mixing technology to provide a novel reactor system. The program achieved all of the milestones contained in the development plan for Phase I. We were able to develop a reactor configuration that was able to operate at high pressures (up to 19atm). This new reactor technology was used as the basis for a new process for the conversion of natural gas to liquid products (Gas to Liquids or GTL). Economic analysis indicated that the new process could provide a 8-10% cost advantage over conventional technology. The economic prediction although favorable was not encouraging enough for a high risk program like this. Praxair decided to terminate development.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
840267
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-00NT41027
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 2004
Research Org:
Praxair, Inc. (US)
Sponsoring Org:
(US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; CATALYSTS; CONFIGURATION; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ECONOMICS; FORECASTING; NATURAL GAS; OXYGEN; PRODUCTION; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; SYNTHESIS GAS