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7449496 Stabilized boehmite-derived catalyst supports, catalysts, methods of making and using  
A stabilized catalyst support having improved hydrothermal stability, catalyst made therefrom, and method for producing hydrocarbons from synthesis gas using said catalyst. The stabilized support...
7442290 Mesoporous aluminum oxide, preparation and use thereof  
Mesoporous aluminum oxides with high surface areas have been synthesized using inexpensive, small organic templating agents instead of surfactants. Optionally, some of the aluminum can be...
7439274 Process for producing liquid, and, optionally, gaseous products from gaseous reactants  
A process (10) for producing liquid and, optionally, gaseous products from gaseous reactants includes feeding at a low level gaseous reactants (14) and, optionally, a portion of a recycle gas...
7439273 Hydrogen purification process and system  
A hydrogen generation system is disclosed that includes a fuel reforming reactor generating a hydrogen-rich reformate gas at a temperature greater than 150 C, a pressure swing adsorption (PSA)...
7435759 Method for the production of dimethyl ether  
A method for producing DME, which comprises separating a CO2 rich stream from a crude product stream containing DME and CO2 obtained by a DME synthesis from a feed syn gas; introducing the CO2 rich...
7435760 Method of generating hydrocarbon reagents from diesel, natural gas and other logistical fuels  
The present invention provides a process for producing reagents for a chemical reaction by introducing a fuel containing hydrocarbons into a flash distillation process wherein the fuel is separated...
7429621 Cyclone reactor and associated methods  
A method of synthesizing and reacting compounds in a cyclone reactor (10) is disclosed and described. A liquid carrier can be provided which can include solid catalyst particles, liquid catalysts,...
7420004 Process and System for producing synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels  
A process for producing synthetic hydrocarbons that reacts carbon dioxide, obtained from seawater of air, and hydrogen obtained from water, with a catalyst in a chemical process such as reverse...
7405243 Hydrogen recovery from hydrocarbon synthesis processes  
The invention relates to a process for producing a hydrogen-rich stream from a hydrogen-depleted stream. More particularly, the invention relates to a hydrocarbon synthesis process, by way of...
RE40419 Production of synthetic transportation fuels from carbonaceous material using self-sustained hydro-gasification  
A process and apparatus for producing a synthesis gas for use as a gaseous fuel or as feed into a Fischer-Tropsch reactor to produce a liquid fuel in a substantially self-sustaining process. A...
7393877 Process for the conversion of a synthesis gas to hydrocarbons in the presence of beta-SiC and effluent from this process  
In a process for the conversion of carbon monoxide to C2+ hydrocarbons in the presence of hydrogen and of a catalyst comprising a metal and a support comprising silicon carbide, the support...
7384987 Catalysts and processes for the manufacture of lower aliphatic alcohols from syngas  
There are disclosed catalyst formulations and methods for the preparation of oxygenated lower aliphatic compounds. The methods comprise applying a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen to a...
7378452 Filtration system for slurry hydrocarbon synthesis process using both small and large pore filter elements  
A method for separating and filtering solid particles from a hydrocarbon slurry liquid includes two or more filter sections in fluid communication with the hydrocarbon slurry. At least one filter...
7378563 Molecular sieve compositions, catalysts thereof, their making and use in conversion processes  
The invention relates to a conversion process of a feedstock, preferably an oxygenated feedstock, into one or more olefin(s), preferably ethylene and/or propylene, in the presence of a molecular...
7365102 Process for pre-reforming hydrocarbon fuels  
In a process for forming a methane-enriched fuel, a hydrocarbon feedstock that includes hydrocarbons having molecular weights greater than that of methane (CH4) is mixed with an oxidizable gaseous...
7351751 Autothermal reformer reactor processes  
A process for the startup of an ATR which does not contain an ignition means is provided. Also provided is a process to ascertain ATR catalyst activity prior to introduction of sufficient oxidant...
7351750 Method for producing long-chain hydrocarbons from natural gas  
Natural gas is reacted with steam for generating carbon monoxide and hydrogen in a first catalytic reactor. The resulting gas mixture is used to perform Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a second...
7323497 Production of hydrocarbons by steam reforming and Fischer-Tropsch reaction  
A process for the production of hydrocarbons is described including; a) subjecting a mixture of a hydrocarbon feedstock and steam to catalytic steam reforming to form a partially reformed gas, b)...
7314891 Production of hydrocarbons  
A process for production of hydrocarbons including a) reforming a divided hydrocarbon feedstock stream, mixing the first stream with steam, passing the mixture over a catalyst disposed in heated...
7300959 Fischer-Tropsch process using a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst and zeolite Y  
Fischer-Tropsch process for the conversion of carbon monoxide and hydrogen to C5+ hydrocarbon mixtures in which process use is made of Fischer-Tropsch catalyst particles and particles comprising...
7297324 Microchannel reactors with temperature control  
Microchannel devices and method of use are disclosed wherein a reaction microchamber 52 is in thermal contact with a heat exchange channel 61. An equilibrium limited exothermic chemical process...
7297719 Method and integrated system for purifying and delivering a metal carbonyl precursor  
A method and integrated system are provided for purifying and delivering a metal carbonyl precursor utilized to process a substrate. The method includes providing the metal carbonyl precursor...
7297825 Catalyst and process for LPG production  
A catalyst for producing a liquefied petroleum gas according to the present invention comprises a Pd-based methanol synthesis catalyst component and a β-zeolite catalyst component. It can be used ...
7294327 Multi-stage cryogenic acid gas removal  
A relatively simple and energy efficient multiple stage cryogenic process for the purification of a hydrogen-rich stream by the removal of acid gases, mainly CO2 and H2S, by method of...
7294225 Process for production of synthesis gas in combination with the maintenance of the energy balance for a pulp mill  
A process (44) for the production of pulp and paper (28), recycling of cooking chemicals (3, 29), combustion of biomass (30, 37) and generation of heat and electric energy (27, 40) comprising a...
7288689 Methanol and fuel alcohol production for an oxygenate to olefin reaction system  
The present invention provides various processes for producing C1 to C4 alcohols, optionally in a mixed alcohol stream, and optionally converting the alcohols to light olefins. In one embodiment,...
7288576 Carbon nanotube-containing catalysts, methods of making, and reactions catalyzed over nanotube catalysts  
Methods have been developed to form catalysts having active metals disposed on a carbon nanotube coated porous substrate. Catalysts and reactions over nanotube-containing catalysts are also...
7282474 Process for the preparation of detergents  
A process for the preparation of detergents involving separating the hydrocarbonaceous product stream from a Fischer-Tropsch process producing normally liquid and normally solid hydrocarbons into a...
7276105 Separation of water from Fischer-Tropsch product  
A method for separating water from a Fischer-Tropsch reactor product stream in a cost effective and energy efficient manner which comprises feeding a Fischer-Tropsch product stream to a separation...
7256220 Hydrogenation catalyst with improved textural properties  
A method is provided for making a catalyst support, and includes the steps of providing an aqueous suspension of refractory inorganic oxide and refractory inorganic carbide; forming the suspension...
7250449 High temperature hydrocarbon cracking  
A process for converting natural gas to a hydrocarbon liquid wherein a stream of natural gas at a selected pressure is mixed with a hot gas stream which is at a temperature sufficient to affect a...
7247656 Membrane-enhanced liquid production for syngas hubs  
This disclosure discusses problems associated with using natural gas to produce a variety of synthetic hydrocarbon products by production processes that require syngas feedstocks with varying H2/CO...
7244771 Commercial production of synthetic fuel from fermentation by-products system  
A commercial production of synthetic fuel from fermentation by-products system for efficiently producing synthetic fuels and other usable by-products. The major volatile by product of most...
7241815 Process for synthesising hydrocarbons in a three-phase reactor in the presence of a catalyst comprising a group VIII metal supported on zirconia or on a zirconia-alumina mixed oxide  
A process is described for synthesising hydrocarbons from a mixture comprising carbon monoxide and hydrogen and possibly carbon dioxide CO2, in the presence of a supported catalyst comprising at...
7238728 Commercial production of synthetic fuel from fiber system  
A commercial production of synthetic fuel from fiber system for reducing synthetic fuels and other usable by-products from fibrous plant material. The process includes providing wind or solar...
7232848 Gas agitated multiphase reactor with stationary catalyst solid phase  
An apparatus for converting a gaseous and/or liquid feed fluid to gaseous and/or liquid products using a solid catalyst comprises a reactor, a liquid phase disposed within the reactor volume, a...
7230034 Prevention of and recovering from a catalyst bed slumping in a gas-agitated multiphase reactor  
The invention relates to methods for prevention of and recovery from a catalyst bed slumping in a gas-agitated multiphase hydrocarbon synthesis reactor, while the reactor is either under...
7227045 Process for the preparation of linear olefins and use thereof to prepare linear alcohols  
Process for the preparation of a mixture comprising C5+ linear olefins, which process comprises the steps of (a) reacting carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the presence of an effective amount of...
7217741 Catalytic reactor and process  
Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is performed using a compact catalytic reactor unit (10) defining channels in which is a gas-permeable catalyst structure (16), the channels extending between headers...
7214719 Chemical reaction and separation method  
The invention is directed to process for performing a chemical reaction in a reaction mixture, which reaction produces water as by-product, wherein the reaction mixture is in contact with a hydroxy...
7214720 Production of liquid fuels by a concatenation of processes for treatment of a hydrocarbon feedstock  
The invention relates to an installation and a process for the production of liquid fuels starting from a solid feedstock that contains the organic material in which: a) the solid feedstock is...
7211606 Process for the preparation of dimethylether from hydrocarbons  
Disclosed herein is a process for the preparation of dimethylether from hydrocarbons, including tri-reforming a feedstock mixture comprised of hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and water vapor in the...
7208642 Process for preparation of formate esters or methanol and catalyst therefor  
A production process and a catalyst are provided, which can be less decreased in activity of the catalyst even when CO2, water and the like are present in the starting material and/or the reaction...
7196239 Methanol and ethanol production for an oxygenate to olefin reaction system  
The present invention provides various processes for producing light olefins from methanol and ethanol, optionally in a mixed alcohol stream. In one embodiment, the invention includes directing a...
7192987 Processes for making methanol streams and uses for the streams  
This invention is directed to processes (i.e., methods) for making methanol compositions, and to processes (i.e., methods) of using the methanol compositions. The methanol compositions contain...
7186757 Silica-alumina catalyst support with bimodal pore distribution, catalysts, methods of making and using same  
An effective catalyst includes an amorphous silica-alumina support having a bimodal pore size-distribution. The support may be prepared by a method that includes the physical mixing of two...
7183326 Installation and method for producing and disaggregating synthesis gases from natural gas  
What is described is a method and an installation for the simultaneous production of methanol synthesis gas, ammonia synthesis gas, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from natural gas, in which...
7183328 Methanol manufacture using pressure swing reforming  
A process for producing methanol is described in which a hydrocarbon is steam reformed in a reforming zone, and during the reforming stage, of a cyclic steam reformer having a reforming stage and a...
7183327 Optimized particle distribution for slurry bubble column reactors  
A method for selecting maximum and minimum catalyst particle sizes for use in a multiphase reactor that reflects optimum operating conditions of the reactor is based on a maximum Archimedes number...
7179843 Method of and apparatus for producing methanol  
Production of methanol includes supplying into a reactor a hydrocarbon-containing gas, supplying into the reactor an oxygen-containing as gas, carrying out in the reactor an oxidation of the heated...