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Multi-stage, isothermal CO preferential oxidation reactor

United States Patent

6,132,689
October 17, 2000
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A multi-stage, isothermal, carbon monoxide preferential oxidation (PrOx) reactor comprising a plurality of serially arranged, catalyzed heat exchangers, each separated from the next by a mixing chamber for homogenizing the gases exiting one heat exchanger and entering the next. In a preferred embodiment, at least some of the air used in the PrOx reaction is injected directly into the mixing chamber between the catalyzed heat exchangers.
Skala; Glenn William (Churchville, NY), Brundage; Mark A. (Pittsford, NY), Borup; Rodney Lynn (East Rochester, NY), Pettit; William Henry (Rochester, NY), Stukey; Kevin (W. Henrietta, NY), Hart-Predmore; David James (Rochester, NY), Fairchok; Joel (Alexander, NY)
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, MI)
09/ 158,057
September 22, 1998
The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Agreement No. DE-AC02-90CH10435 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.