Patent Number: 8,574,327

Title: Molten metal reactors

Abstract: A molten metal reactor for converting a carbon material and steam into a gas comprising hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide is disclosed. The reactor includes an interior crucible having a portion contained within an exterior crucible. The interior crucible includes an inlet and an outlet; the outlet leads to the exterior crucible and may comprise a diffuser. The exterior crucible may contain a molten alkaline metal compound. Contained between the exterior crucible and the interior crucible is at least one baffle.

Inventors: Bingham; Dennis N. (Idaho Falls, ID), Klingler; Kerry M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Turner; Terry D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wilding; Bruce M. (Idaho Falls, ID)

Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

International Classification: B01J 7/00 (20060101); C01B 6/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017