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9039795 Reforming process for synthesis gas production and related plant  
A reforming process for synthesis gas (12) production from a mixture of hydrocarbons (14) comprises a first step, or pre-reforming step, in which a process mixture 18), comprising said mixture of...
9039934 Coiled reformer catalyst tube for compact reformer  
A method for producing a chemical reaction is provided. This method includes providing at least two helical tubes, wherein the helical tubes comprise: a first axis and a second axis; wherein the...
9039794 Reformer tube apparatus having variable wall thickness and associated method of manufacture  
The present invention provides a reformer tube apparatus, including: an axially aligned tubular structure including a flange section, a top section, a middle section, and a bottom section; wherein...
9028569 Gasification quench chamber and scrubber assembly  
A gasification quench chamber is disclosed. The gasification quench chamber includes a reservoir that contains liquid coolant in its lower portion and an exit for the cooled syngas in its upper...
9028571 Syngas cooler system and method of operation  
A process and system for cooling syngas provides effective syngas cooling and results in reduced levels of fouling in syngas cooling equipment. A process for cooling syngas includes blending...
9028570 Odorant addition device and fuel gas supply system  
An odorant addition device for adding odorant to fuel gas in a gas system that consumes the fuel gas, the device including: an addition unit for adding the odorant to fuel gas to be consumed by...
9028568 System for treating carbon dioxide  
A system includes a carbon dioxide treatment system that includes a catalyst configured to treat carbon dioxide to produce a treated carbon dioxide. The system also includes a gasifier injector...
9023121 Solid feed systems for elevated pressure processes, gasification systems and related methods  
A solid feed system may comprise a supersonic nozzle, an isolated injection section having a port for injection of solid feedstock positioned downstream from the supersonic nozzle, and a...
9023123 Process, method, and system for removing mercury from fluids  
Trace levels of mercury in a natural gas are reduced by scrubbing the natural gas in an absorber with an aqueous solution comprising a water-soluble sulfur compound. The water-soluble sulfur...
9023124 Conversion of C—O—H compounds into hydrogen for power or heat generation  
Methods are disclosed for generating electrical power from a compound comprising carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Water is combined with the compound to produce a wet form of the compound. The wet...
9023310 Aqueous process for recovering sulfur from hydrogen sulfide-bearing gas  
A process for recovering sulfur from a hydrogen sulfide-bearing gas utilizes an aqueous reaction medium, a temperature of about 110-150° C., and a high enough pressure to maintain the aqueous...
9023122 Hydrogen generator with improved fluid distribution  
The invention is a hydrogen generator including a housing, a reaction area, a fluid reservoir, a pellet comprising a first reactant within the reaction area, a fluid comprising a second reactant...
9017436 Fuel processing systems with thermally integrated componentry  
Hydrogen-producing assemblies, fuel cell systems including the same, methods of producing hydrogen gas, and methods of powering an energy-consuming device. Hydrogen-producing assemblies may...
9017437 Method for forming synthesis gas using a plasma-catalyzed fuel reformer  
A method of forming a synthesis gas utilizing a reformer is disclosed. The method utilizes a reformer that includes a plasma zone to receive a pre-heated mixture of reactants and ionize the...
9017434 System and process for making hydrogen from a hydrocarbon stream  
This invention relates to a process and apparatus for the production of pure hydrogen by steam reforming. The process integrates the steam reforming and shift reaction to produce pure hydrogen...
9017433 Pre-processing assembly for pre-processing fuel feedstocks for use in a fuel cell system  
A pre-processing assembly and method for processing fuel feedstock containing oxygen and hydrocarbons having higher and lower hydrocarbon content for a fuel cell, wherein the pre-processing...
9017435 Gasifier monitor and control system  
A system, including a gasifier comprising a wall defining a chamber, an inlet, an outlet, and a port, a combination feed injector coupled to the inlet, wherein the combination feed injector is...
9011561 Solids circulation system and method for capture and conversion of reactive solids  
A solids circulation system receives a gas stream containing char or other reacting solids from a first reactor. The solids circulation system includes a cyclone configured to receive the gas...
9011562 Method for operating a reformer furnace and reforming plant  
A method for producing a synthesis-gas product gas and a vapor stream includes catalytic steam reforming a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock in a steam reformer. The hot synthesis-gas product gas stream...
9011558 Image displaying device and image displaying system  
An image displaying device includes: a display section cyclically switching a plurality of image streams, thereby time-divisionally displaying the plurality of image streams, each of the plurality...
9011560 Various methods and apparatuses for an ultra-high heat flux chemical reactor  
Various processes and apparatus are discussed for an ultra-high heat flux chemical reactor. A thermal receiver and the reactor tubes are aligned to 1) absorb and re-emit radiant energy, 2) highly...
9011813 Method and system for producing integrated hydrogen from organic matter  
A method for production of hydrogen from organic matter, includes: pyrolysis of a feed of organic matter by passing a gaseous treatment stream essentially having carbon dioxide through the organic...
9011559 Scrubber assembly with guide vanes  
The present application provides a scrubber for a gasification system. The scrubber may include a column, an inlet for a flow of dirty syngas, an inlet diffuser system positioned about the inlet,...
9005321 Hydrogen generator system with liquid interface  
A hydrogen generator system and a fuel cell system including the hydrogen generator system are disclosed. The hydrogen generator system includes a replaceable cartridge that is removably contained...
9005320 Enhanced plasma gasifiers for producing syngas  
A plasma gasification reactor, and process for its operation, with one or both of, first, a quench zone within an upper part of a top section of the reactor and, second, feed ports through a...
9005566 Staged combustion of sulfureous combustible effluents with recovery of the sulfur in the claus process  
A process for advantageously efficiently treating a sulfureous combustible effluent stream by recovering the sulfur in elemental form comprises a step of combustion of the sulfureous combustible...
9005322 Upgrading coal and other carbonaceous fuels using a lean fuel gas stream from a pyrolysis step  
A method and apparatus for upgrading coal and other carbonaceous fuels includes subjecting the carbonaceous fuel to a pyrolyzing process, thereby forming upgraded carbonaceous fuel and a flow of...
9005344 Hydrogen membrane separator  
The present application is directed to a hydrophobic membrane assembly (28) used within a gas-generating apparatus. Hydrogen is separated from the reaction solution by passing through a...
9005319 Tar removal for biomass gasification systems  
The disclosed embodiments provide systems for the removal and use of tar from a biomass gasification system. For example, in one embodiment, a biomass gasification system includes a reactor...
8999017 Method and apparatus for fast pyrolysis of biomass in rotary kilns  
Described herein are systems and methods for achieving fast pyrolysis of wood and other carbonaceous solids in rotary reactors. Novel heating, feeding and condensing methods result in high oil...
9000056 Method for producing methane by catalytic gasification of coal and device thereof  
The invention relates to a gasifier comprising a syngas generation section, a coal methanation section and a syngas methanation section in the order from bottom to top. The invention also relates...
8999018 Apparatus and method for rapidly producing synthetic gas from bio-diesel by-product using microwave plasma  
Provided are an apparatus and a method for rapidly producing a synthetic gas from a bio-diesel byproduct using microwave plasma, in which, while a plasma flame is generated by a plasma generator...
8999016 Fuel processor and method for generating hydrogen rich gas  
A fuel processor for generating hydrogen rich gas or cleaned hydrogen rich gas from hydrocarbon fuel includes an inner housing and an outer housing defining a mantel space between them, wherein at...
8999021 Methods for gasification of carbonaceous materials  
The present disclosure is generally directed to process of gasification of carbonaceous materials to produce synthesis gas or syngas. The present disclosure provides improved methods of...
8999019 Process and system for gasification with in-situ tar removal  
The present invention relates to a process and system for gasifying biomass or other carbonaceous feedstocks in an indirectly heated gasifier and provides a method for the elimination of...
8999253 Method and apparatus for incinerating waste  
The invention provides a method and apparatus for incinerating waste, wherein the waste is one or more of an organic waste and an inorganic waste. The apparatus includes a grinder for grinding a...
8997376 Process for drying material and dryer for use in the process  
A process of drying moisture containing material having a tendency to create dust when dried, said process including the steps of providing said material in a heated chamber having a steam...
8999022 Method and system for producing synthetic gas from biomass  
A method for producing synthetic gas from biomass by: a) grinding the biomass, feeding the biomass into a pyrolysis furnace while spraying a first superheated water vapor into the pyrolysis...
8999020 Processes for the separation of methane from a gas stream  
Processes for the catalytic conversion of a carbonaceous composition into a gas stream comprising methane are provided. In addition, the processes provide for the generation of a hydrogen-enriched...
8992642 Fuel processing system with temperature-control fluid circuit  
An integrated reformer and combustion apparatus for use in a fuel cell system comprises at least one reformer plate (3) at which in use a reforming reaction can take place and at least one...
8992639 Process for purifying solid carboniferous fuels prior to combustion, liquefaction or gasification using a rotary chamber  
Solid carboniferous fuels contain varying quantities of moisture, mercury, chlorine, nitrogen, sulfur, heavy metals and other materials that attain vapor pressure at elevated temperatures. The...
8992640 Energy recovery in syngas applications  
The disclosed embodiments include systems for using an expander. In a first embodiment, a system includes a flow path and a gasification section disposed along the flow path. The gasification...
8991510 Carbon dioxide-based geothermal energy generation systems and methods related thereto  
A system comprises an injection well for accessing a reservoir containing a native fluid comprising a hydrocarbon. The reservoir is located below one or more caprocks, is at a first temperature,...
8992641 Fuel feed system for a gasifier  
A method of startup for a gasification system includes assembling a fuel mixture for use by a gasifier at a fuel mixture assembly point, wherein the fuel mixture includes a quantity of particulate...
8985912 Back mixing device for pneumatic conveying systems  
The present application provides a back mixing device for use with a pneumatically conveyed flow of solids having a varying flow rate. The back mixing device may include a nozzle, a chamber in...
8986404 Gas generator with starter mechanism and catalyst shield  
The present application is directed to gas generators comprising a fuel mixture and a catalyst. The catalyst is contained in a self-regulated reactor or buoy, and selectively opens and closes to...
8986405 Gas generator and processes for the conversion of a fuel into an oxygen-depleted gas and/or hydrogen-enriched gas  
A gas generator and process for converting a fuel into an oxygen-depleted gas and/or hydrogen-enriched gas. The gas generator is preferably used for generating protection gas or reducing gas for...
8986403 Gasification system flow damping  
In one embodiment, a gasification system component, such as a quench unit or scrubber may retain of pool of a cooling fluid for cooling another fluid. The gasification system component includes a...
8979954 Hydrogen generator with improved volume efficiency  
A hydrogen generator with improved volume efficiency and a method of producing hydrogen gas with the hydrogen generator are disclosed. A fluid containing a reactant is transported from a reactant...
8980211 Method for the capture and disposal of carbon dioxide in an energy conversion process  
An energy conversion process that exports by-product CO2 at elevated pressure where a fuel gas feed stream is mixed with a reactant stream and additional CO2 is added to at least part of, the fuel...