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SEPARATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OXIDATIVE COUPLING OF METHANE

United States Patent Application

20170107162
A1
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The present disclosure provides a method for generating higher hydrocarbon(s) from a stream comprising compounds with two or more carbon atoms (C.sub.2+), comprising introducing methane and an oxidant (e.g., O.sub.2) into an oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) reactor. The OCM reactor reacts the methane with the oxidant to generate a first product stream comprising the C.sub.2+ compounds. The first product stream can then be directed to a separations unit that recovers at least a portion of the C.sub.2+ compounds from the first product stream to yield a second product stream comprising the at least the portion of the C.sub.2+ compounds.
Duggal, Suchia (San Rafael, CA), Radaelli, Guido (Pleasant Hill, CA), McCormick, Jarod (San Carlos, CA), Aronson, Andrew (San Bruno, CA), Cizeron, Joel (Redwood City, CA), Jonnavittula, Divya (San Francisco, CA)
15/ 272,205
September 21, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant numbers DE-EE0005769 awarded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.