05886056 is referenced by 138 patents and cites 18 patents.

A novel injector/reactor apparatus and an efficient process for the partial oxidation of light hydrocarbon gases, such as methane, to convert such gases to useful synthesis gas for recovery and/or subsequent hydrocarbon synthesis. Sources of a light hydrocarbon gas, such as methane, and oxygen or an oxygen-containing gas are preheated and pressurized and injected through an injector means at high velocity into admixture with each other in the desired relating proportions, at a plurality of mixing nozzles which are open to the partial oxidation zone of a reactor and are uniformly-spaced over the face of the injector means, to form a gaseous premix having a pressure drop through the injector. The gaseous premix is injected in a time period which is less than 5 milliseconds, preferably at a velocity between about 25 to 1000 feet/second, into a partial oxidation reaction zone so that the gaseous premix reacts therein, to reduce the amounts of CO.sub.2, H.sub.2 O and heat produced by the partial oxidation reaction and form, cool and recover a useful syngas.

Title
Rapid injection process and apparatus for producing synthesis gas (law 560)
Application Number
8/845701
Publication Number
5886056
Application Date
April 25, 1997
Publication Date
March 23, 1999
Inventor
Jack I Ito
Sacramento
CA, US
Leonard Schoenman
Citrus Heights
CA, US
John W Fulton
Randolph
NJ, US
Constantine P Gonatas
Houston
TX, US
Robert P Reynolds
Clinton
NJ, US
Harry W Deckman
Clinton
NJ, US
Frank Hershkowitz
Liberty Corner
NJ, US
Agent
Jay Simon
Assignee
Exxon Research and Engineering Company
NJ, US
IPC
C07C 1/02
C07C 27/00
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