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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
7176246 Process for converting heavy crude oils and petroleum coke to syngas using external source of radiation  
A process for thermochemical conversion of heavy oil and petroleum coke to fluid fuels includes the steps of: providing a fossil fuel selected from the group consisting of heavy oil, petroleum...
7168265 Integrated processing of natural gas into liquid products  
An integrated process for producing LNG and GTL products is provided, wherein a CO2-containing natural gas feed to an LNG production zone is first pre-treated to separate at least a portion of the...
7157501 Fischer-tropsch process using a fischer-tropsch catalyst and a zeolite-containing catalyst  
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 fluid catalytic...
7144924 Process for the production in continuous of hydrocarbons from synthesis gas in slurry reactors and for the separation of the liquid phase produced from the solid phase  
Hydrocarbons are prepared, liquid at the reaction temperature, by feeding synthesis gas into three-phase turbulent reactors in which the solid phase, consisting of the catalyst in the form of...
7125524 Device and method for optimising the circulation of a suspension in a plant comprising a three-phase reactor  
To facilitate operation of a facility for chemical conversion of a feed that comprises a reactor (2) containing a slurry constituted by at least one suspension of at least one solid in a liquid, a...
7119240 Method for converting natural gas to olefins  
A process for converting natural gas to an olefin includes heating the gas to a selected range of temperature to convert a fraction of the gas stream to reactive hydrocarbons, primarily ethylene...
7115668 Process for the production in continuous of hydrocarbons from synthesis gas  
Hydrocarbons are prepared, which are liquid at the reaction temperature, by feeding synthesis gas into three-phase turbulent reactors in which the solid phase, consisting of the catalyst in the...
7115669 Minimizing the volume or maximizing the production rate of slurry bubble reactors by using large gas flow rates and moderate single pass conversion  
A gas-agitated multiphase reactor system that is effective for enabling maximum reactor productivity or minimizing reactor volume comprising at least two stages with or without recycle, wherein...
7115670 Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process  
A process for the conversion of synthesis gas to higher hydrocarbons by synthesis gas, at an elevated temperature and pressure, with a suspension of a particulate Fischer-Tropsch catalyst, in a...
7112613 Process for separating liquid hydrocarbons from a particulate fisher-tropsch catalyst  
Process for converting synthesis gas to hydrocarbons which comprises contacting a gaseous stream comprising synthesis gas, at an elevated temperature and pressure, with a suspension comprising a...
7109248 Converting natural gas to longer-chain hydrocarbons  
Natural gas is processed to generate longer-chain hydrocarbons, the process comprising subjecting the gas to steam reforming to generate a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and then...
7105706 Process for the preparation of an alkoxylated alcohol composition  
Process for the preparation of an alkoxylated alcohol composition comprising one or more alkoxylated alcohols wherein the process comprises the steps of: (a) reacting carbon monoxide with hydrogen...
7091251 Process and apparatus for the production of methanol  
In a process for the use of a hydrocarbon feedstock (10) by reacting the feedstock in a reactor (11) with oxygen (9) to form a synthesis gas containing at least carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and...
7087652 Process for the production of hydrocarbons  
Synthesis gas for a Fischer-Tropsch process is obtained by primary steam reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock in tubes in a heat exchange reformer, subjecting the primary reformed gas to secondary...
7087653 Modification of a methanol plant for converting natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons  
A gas-to-liquid (GTL) process and system for converting a natural gas) into liquid hydrocarbons (e.g. diesel, naphtha, distillates, etc.) wherein the equipment subsystems from existing...
7087651 Process and apparatus for steam-methane reforming  
Methane is reacted with steam, to generate carbon monoxide and hydrogen in a first catalytic reactor; the resulting gas mixture can then be used to perform Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a second...
7087804 Use of waste nitrogen from air separation units for blanketing cargo and ballast tanks  
The present invention relates to the use of a primarily nitrogen containing blanketing agent from the air separation unit of a Gas To Liquids, Heavy Hydrocarbon Conversion, or Methanol Synthesis...
7084180 Fischer-tropsch synthesis using microchannel technology and novel catalyst and microchannel reactor  
The disclosed invention relates to a process for converting a reactant composition comprising H2 and CO to a product comprising at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon...
7078439 Systems and methods for catalyst/hydrocarbon product separation  
This invention relates to methods and apparatus for separating liquid products and catalyst particles from a slurry used in a Fischer-Tropsch reactor system. The preferred embodiments of the...
7071236 Natural gas liquefaction and conversion method  
The natural gas flowing in through line 1 is cooled, then expanded in turbine T1. The liquid at the bottom of drum D2 is the liquefied natural gas. The gas at the top of drum D2 is compressed by...
7071237 Method to start a process for hydrocarbons  
The invention relates to a method to start a process for producing normally gaseous, normally liquid and optionally normally solid hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbonaceous feed, which process...
7071238 Fischer-tropsch process in the presence of a coolant introduced into the reactor system  
Process for the conversion of synthesis gas to hydrocarbons, at least a portion of which are liquid at ambient temperature and pressure, by contacting the synthesis gas at an elevated temperature...
7071239 Fischer-Tropsch processes and catalysts using stabilized supports  
A catalyst and method for producing hydrocarbons using a catalyst support having an improved hydrothermal stability, such as under Fischer-Tropsch synthesis conditions. The stabilized support is...
7067560 Processing natural gas to form longer-chain hydrocarbons  
Natural gas is processed to generate longer-chain hydrocarbons, the process comprising subjecting the gas to steam reforming to generate a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and then...
7067558 Process for the production of carbon monoxide and methanol  
A process for the production of methanol from liquid or gaseous starting materials, in which the emission of carbon dioxide is reduced or completely eliminated.
7067559 Process for the production of liquid hydrocarbons  
The present invention concerns a process for the preparation of liquid hydrocarbons which process comprises contacting synthesis gas with a slurry of solid catalyst particles and a liquid in a...
7067561 Catalytic plant and process  
Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is performed on a CO/H*2 feed gas using a plurality of compact catalytic reactor modules (12) each defining catalytic reaction channels and coolant channels, in two...