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System and Process for Producing Ammonia Using an Ion Transport Membrane, Gasifier, and Ammonia Synthesis Unit

United States Patent Application

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System for producing ammonia wherein a gasifier is used to make synthesis gas to provide hydrogen to an ammonia reactor. An ion transport membrane assembly and optionally a cryogenic air separation are used to provide oxygen for a gasifier. The ion transport membrane assembly also provides high pressure nitrogen for use in the ammonia reactor.
Nataraj, Shankar (Allentown, PA), Repasky, John Michael (Allentown, PA), Woods, Charles Mitchell (Germansville, PA)
14/ 157,619
January 17, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40343 between Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.