06207122 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 129 patents.

A hydrocarbon fuel reforming method is disclosed suitable for producing synthesis hydrogen gas from reactions with hydrocarbons fuels, oxygen, and steam. A first mixture of an oxygen-containing gas and a first fuel is directed into a first tube

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to produce a first reaction reformate. A second mixture of steam and a second fuel is directed into a second tube

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annularly disposed about the first tube

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to produce a second reaction reformate. The first and second reaction reformates are then directed into a reforming zone

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and subject to a catalytic reforming reaction. In another aspect of the method, a first fuel is combusted with an oxygen-containing gas in a first zone

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to produce a reformate stream, while a second fuel under steam reforming in a second zone

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. Heat energy from the first zone

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is transferred to the second zone

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Title
Method for converting hydrocarbon fuel into hydrogen gas and carbon dioxide
Application Number
9/184615
Publication Number
6207122 (B1)
Application Date
November 2, 1998
Publication Date
March 27, 2001
Inventor
Johannes H J Thijssen
Cambridge
MA, US
Jeffrey M Bentley
Westford
MA, US
William L Mitchell
Belmont
MA, US
Lawrence G Clawson
Dover
MA, US
Agent
Wallenstein & Wagner
US
Assignee
Arthur D Little
MA, US
IPC
C01B 31/18
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