Patent Number: 6,309,612

Title: Ceramic membrane reactor with two reactant gases at different pressures

Abstract: The invention is a ceramic membrane reactor for syngas production having a reaction chamber, an inlet in the reactor for natural gas intake, a plurality of oxygen permeating ceramic slabs inside the reaction chamber with each slab having a plurality of passages paralleling the gas flow for transporting air through the reaction chamber, a manifold affixed to one end of the reaction chamber for intake of air connected to the slabs, a second manifold affixed to the reactor for removing the oxygen depleted air, and an outlet in the reaction chamber for removing syngas.

Inventors: Balachandran; Uthamalingam (Hinsdale, IL), Mieville; Rodney L. (Glen Ellyn, IL)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy

International Classification: B01J 19/24 (20060101); C01B 3/38 (20060101); C01B 3/00 (20060101); C01B 13/02 (20060101); C01B 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018