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ASU nitrogen sweep gas in hydrogen separation membrane for production of HRSG duct burner fuel

United States Patent

April 2, 2013
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The present invention relates to the use of low pressure N2 from an air separation unit (ASU) for use as a sweep gas in a hydrogen transport membrane (HTM) to increase syngas H2 recovery and make a near-atmospheric pressure (less than or equal to about 25 psia) fuel for supplemental firing in the heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) duct burner.
Panuccio; Gregory J. (East Amherst, NY), Raybold; Troy M. (Colden, NY), Jamal; Agil (Richmond, TX), Drnevich; Raymond Francis (Clarence Center, NY)
Praxair Technology, Inc. (Danbury, CT)
12/ 522,347
January 9, 2008
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT The present invention was made in part with support from United States Department of Energy, contract no. DE-FC26-05NT42469. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights to this invention.