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Ceramic oxygen transport membrane array reactor and reforming method

United States Patent

October 3, 2017
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The invention relates to a commercially viable modular ceramic oxygen transport membrane system for utilizing heat generated in reactively-driven oxygen transport membrane tubes to generate steam, heat process fluid and/or provide energy to carry out endothermic chemical reactions. The system provides for improved thermal coupling of oxygen transport membrane tubes to steam generation tubes or process heater tubes or reactor tubes for efficient and effective radiant heat transfer.
Kelly; Sean M. (Pittsford, NY), Christie; Gervase Maxwell (Amherst, NY), Robinson; Charles (Lawtons, NY), Wilson; Jamie R. (Maynard, MA), Gonzalez; Javier E. (East Amherst, NY), Doraswami; Uttam R. (Tonawanda, NY)
14/ 508,326
October 7, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-07NT43088, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.