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Systems and Methods Using an Unmixed Fuel Processor

United States Patent Application

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Disclosed herein are systems and method for using unmixed fuel processors. In one embodiment, a system for using an unmixed fuel processor comprises: an unmixed fuel processor and a power generating unit. The unmixed fuel processor comprises: a gasification reactor, an oxidation reactor and a regeneration reactor. The gasification reactor comprises a CO.sub.2 sorbent material. The oxidation reactor comprises an oxygen transfer material. The regeneration reactor is configured to receive spent CO.sub.2 sorbent material from the gasification reactor and to return regenerated CO.sub.2 sorbent material to the gasification reactor, and configured to receive oxidized oxygen transfer material from the oxidation reactor and to return reduced oxygen transfer material to the oxidation reactor. The power generating unit configured to receive an oxygen depleted stream from the oxidation reactor and to produce electricity.
Kulkarni, Parag Prakash (Tustin, CA), Rizeq, Rizeq George (Mission Viejo, CA), Subia, Raul Fernando (Anaheim, CA)
11/ 609,109
December 11, 2006
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DOE NETL DE-FC26-05NT40974 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in the invention.