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Process for making unsaturated hydrocarbons using microchannel process technology

United States Patent

April 12, 2011
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The disclosed invention relates to a process for converting a feed composition comprising one or more hydrocarbons to a product comprising one or more unsaturated hydrocarbons, the process comprising: flowing the feed composition and steam in contact with each other in a microchannel reactor at a temperature in the range from about C. to about C. to convert the feed composition to the product, the process being characterized by the absence of catalyst for converting the one or more hydrocarbons to one or more unsaturated hydrocarbons. Hydrogen and/or oxygen may be combined with the feed composition and steam.
Tonkovich; Anna Lee (Dublin, OH), Yuschak; Thomas (Lewis Center, OH), LaPlante; Timothy J. (Columbus, OH), Rankin; Scott (Columbus, OH), Perry; Steven T. (Galloway, OH), Fitzgerald; Sean Patrick (Columbus, OH), Simmons; Wayne W. (Dublin, OH), Mazanec; Terry (Solon, OH), Daymo; Eric (Dublin, OH)
Velocys, Inc. (Plain City, OH)
11/ 670,608
February 2, 2007
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-FC36-046014154 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.