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METHODS FOR REACTING AND SEPARATING COMPONENTS OF A GAS-PHASE EQUILIBRIUM REACTION AND A CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATION DEVICE FOR SAME

United States Patent Application

20090068090
A1
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A method of separating gaseous components. An equilibrium-limited, gas phase reaction is conducted in a centrifugal separation device and at least a portion of a first product of the reaction is separated from a reaction mixture comprising at least one reactant and at least one product in the centrifugal separation device. In another embodiment, the equilibrium-limited, gas phase reaction is conducted in a reactor and a reaction mixture is transferred from the reactor to the centrifugal separation device for separation of at least a portion of the first product. A gas centrifuge comprising at least one rotor and a catalyst is disclosed, as is a gas cyclone comprising the catalyst. The catalyst is formulated to increase a rate of the equilibrium-limited, gas phase reaction.
CHERRY, ROBERT S. (IDAHO FALLS, ID)
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (IDAHO FALLS ID)
11/ 850,843
September 6, 2007
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05-ID14517, between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.