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Partial oxidation of hydrocarbons to produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide is carried out by a cyclical process, which includes (a) contacting an oxygen ion conducting ceramic with air at a pressure between about 1 and 50 bara in a reactor, wherein oxygen from the air reacts with the ceramic, thereby producing an oxygen-enriched ceramic, and (b) contacting the hot, oxygen-enriched ceramic with hydrocarbon gas and optionally steam in the reactor. During the partial oxidation reaction phase of the process, the oxygen-enriched ceramic reacts with the hydrocarbon, thereby producing the desired gas products and regenerating the oxygen ion conducting ceramic for the next cycle of the process.

Title
Cyclic autothermal hydrocarbon reforming process
Application Number
9/909622
Publication Number
6761838 (B2)
Application Date
July 20, 2001
Publication Date
July 13, 2004
Inventor
Donald L MacLean
Clinton
NJ, US
Ravi Jain
Bridgewater
NJ, US
Narayanan Ramprasad
Hillsborough
NJ, US
Satish S Tamhankar
Scotch Plains
NJ, US
Yongxian Zeng
North Plainfield
NJ, US
Agent
Philip H Von Neida
US
Assignee
The BOC Group
NJ, US
IPC
C07C 1/02
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