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048061000 GENERATORS 311
048197000 PROCESSES 136
048128000 PURIFIERS 11
048119000 RETORTS 9
048180100 MIXERS 5
20080244974Fluid Mixing Device Inserted in or Combined With a Reactor - A device is described for mixing two fluids, inserted in or combined with a reactor, which can also be used for catalytic partial oxidation, substantially consisting of the following zones:—a first feeding zone equipped with means for allowing a first fluid, possibly gaseous under the operating conditions, to enter in an axial direction;—an underlying distribution zone containing a bundle of pipes preferably parallel to the axis inside which said fluid is uniformly distributed;—a second feeding zone equipped with means for allowing a second fluid to enter the distribution zone containing the bundle of preferably parallel pipes and to be uniformly distributed outside said parallel pipes;—a mixing zone separated from the distribution zone by a pipe-plate supporting said parallel pipes, said pipe-plate having slits or openings in order to uniformly discharge the second fluid in an axial direction into the mixing area, and said parallel pipes extending beyond said pipe-plate into the mixing zone.10-09-2008
20080256859Reformer Mixing Chamber and Method for the Operation Thereof - The invention relates to a reformer mixing chamber comprising a water vapour-air mixture feeding line and a binary nozzle for supplying a fuel-air mixture, wherein said mixing chamber is rotationally symmetrically shaped and the flow direction of the binary nozzle and the water vapour-air mixture feeding line are axially and oppositely oriented. The inventive mixing chamber is advantageous in that it makes it possible to carry out the fuel as complete as possible conversion. For this purpose, the fuel-air mixture is supplied to the mixing chamber by means of a second binary nozzle, thereby making it possible to supply the mixing chamber with the water vapour-air mixture by another feeding line, wherein the fuel-air mixture flows in the direction opposite to the water vapour-air mixture.10-23-2008
20100018119MONITOR AND A METHOD FOR MEASURING OXYGEN CONCENTRATION - A monitor for monitoring the concentration of oxygen in a fuel or in an ullage over a fuel comprises (i) a sensing element comprising a luminescent substance comprising a luminophore and a support in which the luminophore is covalently bound to the support, (ii) a light source arranged to irradiate the sensing element with light, and (iii) a photosensor arranged to detect light emitted from the luminescent substance. The luminescent substance may be, for example, a platinum porphyrin covalently bound to silica.01-28-2010
20130014440Systems, Methods, and Apparatus for GasificationAANM DePuy; RichardAACI SchenectadyAAST NYAACO USAAGP DePuy; Richard Schenectady NY USAANM Corry; Judeth BrannonAACI HoustonAAST TXAACO USAAGP Corry; Judeth Brannon Houston TX US - Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for gasification. According to an example embodiment of the invention, an apparatus can include a container operable to facilitate mixing a fuel and at least one gas inside the container. The apparatus can also include an inlet operable to receive the fuel and the at least one gas into the container, wherein an inlet flow path is defined by at least one trajectory of the fuel and the at least one gas entering the container. Further, the apparatus can include an outlet operable to permit a fuel-gas mixture to exit the container, wherein an outlet flow path is defined by an exit trajectory of the fuel-gas mixture exiting the container, wherein the inlet flow path not is aligned with the outlet flow path to facilitate increased operability for at least a portion of the fuel-gas mixture.01-17-2013
048174000 HOLDERS 3
20090000193Gas Bubble Storage - A quasi-liquid of gas in bubbles of nanometer-scale, and devices and processes for making the quasi-liquid. A device comprises a channel plate (01-01-2009
20080256858Method of storing and generating hydrogen for fuel cell applications - A preferred embodiment of the present invention is a hydrogen gas storage and supply method, comprising (a) providing a dry, solid-state hydrogen fuel source comprising a solid metal hydride or chemical hydride and a reaction-controlling agent in a solid state, wherein the hydride and the reaction-controlling agent are mixed at a desired proportion; and (b) delivering a desired amount of a liquid reactant to contact and react with a desired amount of the solid-state fuel source to produce hydrogen gas continuously or intermittently on demand, responsive to the needs of a fuel cell.10-23-2008
20090000192APPARATUS WITH HIGH SURFACE AREA NANOSTRUCTURES FOR HYDROGEN STORAGE, AND METHODS OF STORING HYDROGEN - Method and apparatus for storing hydrogen. One embodiment of such a method comprises providing a storage apparatus having a substrate and a nanostructure mat on at least a portion of a side of the substrate. The nanostructure mat comprises a plurality of nanostructures having a surface ionization state which causes more than one layer of hydrogen to adsorb onto the nanostructures. The method can also include exposing the nanostructure mat to hydrogen such that more than one layer of hydrogen adsorbs onto the nanostructures.01-01-2009
048190000 DISTRIBUTION 3
20090313896HYDROGEN GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A hydrogen production and distribution system which may exploit pre-existing energy infrastructure such as offshore hydrocarbon production facilities, sewage treatment plants, and natural gas pipelines. The offshore facilities and sewage treatment plants may have wind turbines, photovoltaic elements, and wave powered generators to generate electricity, which is then stored in batteries. Electrical power is drawn from the batteries to electrolyze water. Hydrogen collected from electrolysis is conducted to consumers through a system using the natural gas pipelines and optionally, tank trucks formerly used to deliver propane gas. A master computerized control system controls the hydrogen production and distribution system, and is isolated from public communications channels.12-24-2009
20080263956Process and Apparatus for Low-Emission Storage of Biodegradable Matter - A process and an apparatus for low-emission storage of biodegradable materials by means of aeration, without aerobic conditions materializing in the material, permits a more consistent feed of the downstream stages in the process. Aeration inhibits methanogenesis and the risk potential of an explosive gas mixture forming in the storage vessel or in the components of the system exhausting waste gas. Closed loop control of the aeration adapts the rate of aeration to the biological activity in the stored material and minimizes air input so as to minimize the loss of methanogenesis potential by aerobic conversion of the matter whilst minimizing the energy required for aeration. The process is characterized in that controlling the aeration in the storage vessel inhibits relevant methanogenesis.10-30-2008
20100050520HYDROGEN-PRODUCING FUEL PROCESSING AND FUEL CELL SYSTEMS WITH A TEMPERATURE-RESPONSIVE AUTOMATIC VALVE SYSTEM - Hydrogen-producing fuel processing assemblies and fuel cell systems with at least one temperature-responsive valve assembly, and methods for feedback regulation of the hydrogen-producing region. The temperature-responsive valve assembly is adapted to automatically respond to the temperature of a gas stream of interest to regulate the flow of a subject gas stream therethrough. In some embodiments, these streams are the same streams, while in others, they are different streams. The streams may include at least the reformate stream from a hydrogen-producing region of the fuel processing assembly, the byproduct stream from a purification region, and the product gas stream from the purification region. In some embodiments, the subject gas stream may be the byproduct stream, which is in fluid communication for delivery as a combustible fuel stream for a burner or other heating assembly that produces a heated exhaust stream to heat the hydrogen-producing region of the fuel processing assembly.03-04-2010
20100050517FLUID BED DIRECT CONTACT STEAM GENERATOR SYSTEM AND PROCESS - The present invention is a method and system for vertically producing a steam and combustion gas mixture, typically used in enhanced oil recovery processes. The system is a fluid bed up-flow combustor system, including a vertical vessel with fours sections. In a first section, fuel, oxidizer, and possibly water are supplied to the high pressure combustor at a combustion section of a vertical vessel. The combustion gas from the first section flows to a second section for steam generation, where low quality water is injected and turned into steam. Next, the third section is a homogenizer vessel, where any remaining water drops are converted to steam and solid particles and discharged from the vessel. The fourth section located at the bottom of the vessel is a fluid bed, receiving and processing the falling solids from the combustion and the steam generation sections.03-04-2010
20110000133METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING HYDROGEN-ENRICHED FUEL GAS FOR EMISSIONS REDUCTION AND CARBON DIOXIDE FOR SEQUESTRATION - A method of generating hydrogen-enriched fuel gas and carbon dioxide comprising converting hydrocarbon molecules from a gaseous hydrocarbon feed stream into hydrogen and carbon dioxide, separating the hydrogen and carbon dioxide, blending the hydrogen back into the gaseous hydrocarbon feed stream to generate a hydrogen-enriched fuel gas, and utilizing the carbon dioxide for storage or sequestration. A system for generating hydrogen-enriched fuel gas and carbon dioxide comprising an inlet handling system, a syngas and water-gas shift system, a water-gas compression system, a carbon dioxide recovery system, a dehydration system, and a carbon dioxide compression system.01-06-2011
20080244972Method for Converting Hyrogenous Gaseous Flows Arising From Chemical Reactor Units Using Hydrogen - The invention relates to a method for converting gaseous effluents based on hydrogen arising from at least two reactor units R10-09-2008

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