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Hydrogasification reactor and method of operating same

United States Patent

September 10, 2013
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The present invention provides a system and method for evaluating effects of process parameters on hydrogasification processes. The system includes a hydrogasification reactor, a pressurized feed system, a hopper system, a hydrogen gas source, and a carrier gas source. Pressurized carbonaceous material, such as coal, is fed to the reactor using the carrier gas and reacted with hydrogen to produce natural gas.
Hobbs; Raymond (Avondale, AZ), Karner; Donald (Phoenix, AZ), Sun; Xiaolei (Chandler, AZ), Boyle; John (Emmaus, PA), Noguchi; Fuyuki (Hyogo, JP)
Arizona Public Service Company (Phoenix, AZ)
11/ 866,871
October 3, 2007
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-FC26-06NT42759 awarded by the Department of Energy.