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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 an carbon monoxide by treating a mixture of hydrocarbon gases and steam with radio-frequency energy.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. (Golden, CO)
  2. (Morgantown, WV)
  3. (Laramie, WY)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
868711
Report Number(s):
US 5198084
DOE Contract Number:
AC21-87MC24268
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
WESTERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
low-cost; process; hydrogen; production; method; provided; producing; hydrogen; carbon; black; hydrocarbon; gases; comprising; mixing; hydrocarbon; gases; source; carbon; applying; radiofrequency; energy; mixture; hydrocarbon; gases; carbon; products; gasification; coal; particularly; mild; gasification; coal; method; provided; producing; hydrogen; carbon; monoxide; treating; mixture; hydrocarbon; gases; steam; radio-frequency; energy; gases comprising; comprising mixing; hydrocarbon gas; hydrocarbon gas; hydrocarbon gas; hydrocarbon gas; carbon monoxide; carbon black; producing hydrogen; producing hydrogen; hydrogen production; hydrocarbon gases; hydrocarbon gases; hydrocarbon gases; hydrocarbon gases; frequency energy; frequency energy; radio-frequency energy; radiofrequency energy; mild gasification; low-cost process; carbon gases; carbon gases; carbon gases; carbon gases /204/423/