Novel Reactor for the Production of Synthesis Gas

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Praxair investigated an advanced technology for producing synthesis gas from natural gas and oxygen This production process combined the use of a short-reaction time catalyst with Praxair's gas mixing technology to provide a novel reactor system. The program achieved all of the milestones contained in the development plan for Phase I. We were able to develop a reactor configuration that was able to operate at high pressures (up to 19atm). This new reactor technology was used as the basis for a new process for the conversion of natural gas to liquid products (Gas to Liquids or GTL). Economic analysis indicated ... continued below

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Papavassiliou, Vasilis; Bonnell, Leo & Vlachos, Dion December 1, 2004.

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Praxair investigated an advanced technology for producing synthesis gas from natural gas and oxygen This production process combined the use of a short-reaction time catalyst with Praxair's gas mixing technology to provide a novel reactor system. The program achieved all of the milestones contained in the development plan for Phase I. We were able to develop a reactor configuration that was able to operate at high pressures (up to 19atm). This new reactor technology was used as the basis for a new process for the conversion of natural gas to liquid products (Gas to Liquids or GTL). Economic analysis indicated that the new process could provide a 8-10% cost advantage over conventional technology. The economic prediction although favorable was not encouraging enough for a high risk program like this. Praxair decided to terminate development.

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OSTI as DE00840267

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  • Grant Number: FC26-00NT41027
  • DOI: 10.2172/840267 | External Link
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Papavassiliou, Vasilis; Bonnell, Leo & Vlachos, Dion. Novel Reactor for the Production of Synthesis Gas, report, December 1, 2004; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc782847/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.