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Process for operating equilibrium controlled reactions

United States Patent

November 13, 2001
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A cyclic process for operating an equilibrium controlled reaction in a plurality of reactors containing an admixture of an adsorbent and a reaction catalyst suitable for performing the desired reaction which is operated in a predetermined timed sequence wherein the heating and cooling requirements in a moving reaction mass transfer zone within each reactor are provided by indirect heat exchange with a fluid capable of phase change at temperatures maintained in each reactor during sorpreaction, depressurization, purging and pressurization steps during each process cycle.
Nataraj; Shankar (Allentown, PA), Carvill; Brian Thomas (Orefield, PA), Hufton; Jeffrey Raymond (Fogelsville, PA), Mayorga; Steven Gerard (Allentown, PA), Gaffney; Thomas Richard (Allentown, PA), Brzozowski; Jeffrey Richard (Bethlehem, PA)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
08/ 624,147
April 8, 1996
RIGHTS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT The subject matter presented in this patent application was funded in part by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC36-95G010059. The DOE may possess certain rights under the claims appended hereto.