03971634 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 3 patents.

A heat pipe methanator for converting coal gas to methane. Gravity return heat pipes are employed to remove the heat of reaction from the methanation promoting catalyst, transmitting a portion of this heat to an incoming gas pre-heat section and delivering the remainder to a steam generating heat exchanger.

Title
Heat pipe methanator
Application Number
5/571655
Publication Number
3971634
Application Date
April 25, 1975
Publication Date
July 27, 1976
Inventor
Joseph E Kemme
Los Alamos
NM, US
William A Ranken
Los Alamos
NM, US
Agent
Jerome B Rockwood
Dean E Carlson
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the United States Energy Research and Development Administration
DC, US
IPC
C10B 1/00
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