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7064150 Method for hydrogenating carbon dioxide, treating apparatus, and basic material for hydrogenation  
A process for hydrogenating carbon dioxide to generate methanol. In the process, a strip of copper base plate is transported by the groups of rotating drive rollers to deposit porous metallic zinc...
7053128 Hydrocarbon synthesis process using pressure swing reforming  
The invention provides a method for producing liquid hydrocarbons by first generating in a pressure swing reformer a synthesis gas stream having a mole ratio of H2:CO greater than 2:1. Then, a...
7037948 Method for increasing the production in an existing processing plant and a processing plant  
A method of increasing the production in an existing process plant for converting natural gas into a product, where the natural gas is first converted to a synthesis gas in a synthesis gas...
7037947 Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process carried out on a floatable structure  
A process for the conversion of natural gas to higher hydrocarbons in a system comprising (1) a synthesis gas production unit and (2) a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis unit comprising at least one high...
7034062 Fischer-tropsch process  
Process for the conversion of synthesis gas to higher hydrocarbons. A gaseous stream comprising synthesis gas is contacted at an elevated temperature and pressure with a suspension comprising a...
RE39073 Slurry bubble column (C-2391)  
The present invention is a method for optimally operating a three phase slurry bubble column. The constituents of the three phases, gas, liquid, and solids, are determined by the chemical reaction...
7030166 Process to enhance catalyst life and removal of debris  
A process to optimize a slurry Fischer-Tropsch catalyst life and to further optimize removal of debris from a slurry Fischer-Tropsch process is provided. The process passes a part of a...
7022742 Process to control nitrogen-containing compounds in synthesis gas  
A process to control the amount of N-contaminant is synthesis gas which is fed into a Fischer-Tropsch reactor and which utilizes Fischer-Tropsch produced water is provided. A process which...
7022741 Gas agitated multiphase catalytic reactor with reduced backmixing  
The present invention provides an apparatus and method for optimizing the degree of backmixing within a gas agitated multiphase reactor at a given gas linear velocity. The embodiments of the...
7019038 Recycle of low boiling point products to a Fischer-Tropsch reactor  
Methods for reducing the average molecular weight of liquid hydrocarbons in a Fischer-Tropsch reactor are disclosed. The preferred embodiments of the present invention are characterized by feeding...
7019039 High efficiency process for producing methanol from a synthesis gas  
This invention relates to a process for producing methanol from a synthesis gas produced by partial oxidation of natural gas with an oxidant stream having a high nitrogen content, such as an...
7015255 Medium oil for slurry-bed reaction process and process of producing dimethyl ether  
(a) A medium oil wherein a main component is a hydrocarbon, and the number of paraffinic carbon atoms is 70% or more with respect to a total number of carbon atoms, (b) a medium oil wherein a main...
7008970 Method for direct conversion of gaseous hydrocarbons to liquids  
A chemical reactor for direct conversion of hydrocarbons includes a dielectric barrier discharge plasma cell and a solid oxide electrochemical cell in fluid communication therewith. The discharge...
7008967 Production of synthesis gas and synthesis gas derived products  
A process (10) for producing synthesis gas includes, in a gasification stage (12), gasifying a carbonaceous feestock to provide a raw synthesis gas which includes at least H2, CO and CH4 and, in a...
7008966 Removable filter for slurry hydrocarbon synthesis process  
A removable filter for separating and filtering slurry liquid from solid particles includes one or more filter sections connected by a filtrate conduit. Each section comprises a plurality of...
7005455 Regeneration of partial oxidation catalysts  
The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of synthesis gas (i.e., a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen), typically labeled syngas. More particularly, the present...
7001927 Water removal in Fischer-Tropsch processes  
A method for water removal in hydrocarbon product reactors operating at Fischer-Tropsch conditions. The water removal decreases the concentration of water in the reactor. In one embodiment, a...
7001928 Slurry activation of Fischer-Tropsch catalyst with carbon monoxide co-feed  
Methods and apparatus for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of in situ reduction of a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst slurry. The preferred embodiments of the present invention are characterized...
6992112 Selective removal of oxygen from syngas  
The present invention is an improvement in the preparation of liquid hydrocarbons from natural gas/methane, oxygen and/or steam. In particular, the present invention relates to processes for the...
6992114 Control of CO2 emissions from a Fischer-Tropsch facility by use of multiple reactors  
CO2 emissions from Fischer-Tropsch facilities are controlled by using multiple reactors. A process for the conversion of syngas using multiple Fischer-Tropsch reactors comprises reacting at least...
6989135 Hydrocarbon conversion system with enhanced combustor and method  
A Fischer-Tropsch-based hydrocarbon conversion process involves compressing air in a compressor section of a gas turbine, delivering a portion of the compressed air to a combustor of the gas...
6987134 How to convert carbon dioxide into synthetic hydrocarbon through a process of catalytic hydrogenation called CO2hydrocarbonation  
This process uses two catalysts instead of one, converting CO2 into C8H18. Addition of a NaCl catalyst to a Ni catalyst improves the efficiency of Fischer's process because the salt catalyst...
6982355 Integrated Fischer-Tropsch process for production of linear and branched alcohols and olefins  
A process is disclosed for making high value olefins and alcohols from synthesis gas as well as a process for an improved yield of alpha-olefins from synthesis gas. The process for...
6974842 Process for catalyst recovery from a slurry containing residual hydrocarbons  
In a system and method for recovering a catalyst, a slurry comprising said catalyst and residual hydrocarbons is heated so as to vaporize hydrocarbons. The vaporized hydrocarbons are separated...
6958364 Use of Fischer-Tropsch condensate as a lean oil for heavy ends recovery from Fischer-Tropsch tail gas  
A process for recovering light Fischer-Tropsch hydrocarbons from a rich tail gas produced from a Fischer-Tropsch synthesis operation which comprises: (a) recovering separately from a...
6956063 Method for reducing water concentration in a multi-phase column reactor  
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for water removal in multi-phase reactors operating at Fischer-Tropsch conditions. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a...
6946494 Process and plant for the heterogeneous synthesis of chemical compounds  
A process for the heterogeneous synthesis of chemical compounds such as methanol and ammonia through catalytic conversion of the respective gaseous reactants that are made to pass through a first...
6946493 Managing hydrogen in a gas to liquid plant  
The present invention provides a process for managing hydrogen in a hydrocarbon gas to liquid plant. The process includes feeding a syngas stream produced by a partial oxidation reactor to a...
6939999 Integrated Fischer-Tropsch process with improved alcohol processing capability  
An integrated Fischer-Tropsch process having improved alcohol processing capability is provided. The integrated Fischer-Tropsch process includes, optionally, synthesis gas production,...
6924404 Inhibition of biological degradation of Fischer-Tropsch products  
The present invention relates to methods of inhibiting growth and reproduction of microorganisms in rapidly biodegradable hydrocarbonaceous products, containing minor amounts of aqueous liquids....
6921733 Liquid phase low temperature method for production of methanol from synthesis gas and catalyst formulations therefor  
The invention provides a homogenous catalyst for the production of methanol from purified synthesis gas at low temperature and low pressure which includes a transition metal capable of forming...
6914083 Fischer-tropsch process  
A process for producing a liquid hydrocarbon product from hydrogen and carbon monoxide comprises: (a) providing a reaction vessel containing a slurry of particles of a particulates Fischer Tropsch...
6914082 Slurry bubble reactor operated in well-mixed gas flow regime  
A gas-agitated multiphase reactor system for the synthesis of hydrocarbons gives high catalyst productivity and reactor capacity. The system includes operating a multi-phase reactor in the...
6903141 Slurry-phase skeletal iron catalyst process for synthesis gas conversion to hydrocarbons  
A continuous process is disclosed for the production of hydrocarbon liquids and wax by Fischer-Tropsch conversion of synthesis gas in contact with promoted skeletal iron catalyst particles in a...
6903139 Production of synthesis gas from a feed stream comprising hydrogen  
Embodiments include a method and apparatus for producing synthesis gas in a catalytic partial oxidation reactor by adding hydrogen to the reactor feed stream.
6900248 High-pressure fischer-tropsch synthesis process using an optimized coolant  
Process for synthesis of hydrocarbons by Fischer-Tropsch reaction starting from synthesis gas, operating in three-phase fluidization, the reactor having an exchanger immersed within the fluidized...
6900247 Natural gas conversion to hydrocarbons and ammonia  
A process for the production of hydrocarbons and ammonia, and more particularly a process for optimizing the production of hydrocarbons and ammonia using a combined hydrocarbon synthesis plant and...
6900366 Process for upgrading of Fischer-Tropsch products  
A process for treating nitrogen-containing, substantially paraffinic product derived from a Fischer-Tropsch process. The substantially paraffinic product is purified in a purification process to...
6900151 In situ catalyst regeneration/activation process  
An in situ process for conducting regeneration of spent hydrocarbon synthesis catalyst. Regenerated, but not yet re-activated, catalyst (15) may be introduced into an operating HCS reactor (1)...
6897246 Recycling light olefins in multistage Fischer Tropsch processes  
A process for reducing C2-C9 olefin formation by recycling them to a Fischer-Tropsch hydrocarbon synthesis process and promoting recycled olefins chain growth comprises contacting a gas feed...
6894081 Method for catalytic production of methanol and a device for implementing said method  
Process for the catalytic production of methanol under pressure using a synthesis gas which at least contains hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and also undesired impurities, with at least...
6890962 Gas-to-liquid CO2 reduction by use of H2 as a fuel  
CO2 emissions Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) facilities such as, for example, Fischer-Tropsch facilities, are minimized by using recovered hydrogen as a fuel in at least one furnace in the GTL facility. A...
6887908 Treatment of reaction water from a Fischer-Tropsch reactor  
An integrated Fischer-Tropsch process provides methods for recovering reaction water from a Fischer-Tropsch reactor with minimal adverse environmental effects and with reduced costs compared to...
6887907 Process and apparatus for the production of dimethyl ether  
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...
6881759 Process for the preparation of methanol  
The present invention is a novel process for methanol production in a liquid phase reactor from a synthesis gas comprising of hydrogen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. The liquid phase reactor...
6878655 Method and apparatus for the regeneration of hydrocarbon synthesis catalysts  
The present invention is generally related towards the regeneration of hydrocarbon synthesis catalysts. In particular, the present invention is directed towards the regeneration of deactivated...
6878854 Temporary antioxidants for Fischer-Tropsch products  
The present invention relates to the use of antioxidants in Fischer Tropsch derived products. The antioxidants of the present invention are preferably temporary antioxidants that may be removed...
6875794 Method of manufacturing methanol  
A method of manufacturing methanol comprising producing a synthesis gas containing hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, allowing reaction of the synthesis gas to take place over a...
6872753 Managing hydrogen and carbon monoxide in a gas to liquid plant to control the H2/CO ratio in the Fischer-Tropsch reactor feed  
The present invention provides a process for controlling the ratio of hydrogen to carbon monoxide in feed streams to reactors that convert syngas to hydrocarbon liquids. The process includes...
6858127 Process for the preparation of middle distillates  
A process for the preparation of one or more hydrocarbon fuel products boiling in the kero/diesel range from a stream of hydrocarbons produced in a Fischer-Tropsch process, in which process...