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Ceramic membrane reactor with two reactant gases at different pressures

United States Patent

6,309,612
October 30, 2001
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The invention is a ceramic membrane reactor for syngas production having a reaction chamber, an inlet in the reactor for natural gas intake, a plurality of oxygen permeating ceramic slabs inside the reaction chamber with each slab having a plurality of passages paralleling the gas flow for transporting air through the reaction chamber, a manifold affixed to one end of the reaction chamber for intake of air connected to the slabs, a second manifold affixed to the reactor for removing the oxygen depleted air, and an outlet in the reaction chamber for removing syngas.
Balachandran; Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL), Mieville; Rodney L. (Glen Ellyn, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 195,161
November 18, 1998
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory