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Systems and methods for reactive distillation with recirculation of light components

United States Patent

7,985,777
July 26, 2011
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Systems and methods for producing gas-to-liquids products using reactive distillation are provided. The method for producing gas-to-liquids products can include reacting a feedstock in a column having a distillation zone and a reaction zone to provide a bottoms stream and an overhead stream. A first portion of the overhead stream can be recycled to the column at the top of the reaction zone and second portion of the overhead stream can be recycled to the column at the bottom of the reaction zone.
Stickney; Michael J. (Nassau Bay, TX), Jones, Jr.; Edward M. (Friendswood, TX)
12/ 261,869
20100113625
October 30, 2008
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made, in part, with support awarded by the United States Department of Energy under Grant No.: DE-FG02-0404ER83999. The United States government may have certain rights in this invention.