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Title: Hydrogen and elemental carbon production from natural gas and other hydrocarbons

Diatomic hydrogen and unsaturated hydrocarbons are produced as reactor gases in a fast quench reactor. During the fast quench, the unsaturated hydrocarbons are further decomposed by reheating the reactor gases. More diatomic hydrogen is produced, along with elemental carbon. Other gas may be added at different stages in the process to form a desired end product and prevent back reactions. The product is a substantially clean-burning hydrogen fuel that leaves no greenhouse gas emissions, and elemental carbon that may be used in powder form as a commodity for several processes.
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  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
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US 6395197
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Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
Country of Publication:
United States
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