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Integrated boiler, superheater, and decomposer for sulfuric acid decomposition

United States Patent

January 12, 2010
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Efficient Hydrogen Sulfur Cycle Precursor for H2 Production
A method and apparatus, constructed of ceramics and other corrosion resistant materials, for decomposing sulfuric acid into sulfur dioxide, oxygen and water using an integrated boiler, superheater, and decomposer unit comprising a bayonet-type, dual-tube, counter-flow heat exchanger with a catalytic insert and a central baffle to increase recuperation efficiency.
Moore; Robert (Edgewood, NM), Pickard; Paul S. (Albuquerque, NM), Parma, Jr.; Edward J. (Albuquerque, NM), Vernon; Milton E. (Albuquerque, NM), Gelbard; Fred (Albuquerque, NM), Lenard; Roger X. (Edgewood, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 873,451
October 17, 2007
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.