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Number: 48/198.1
Name: Gas: heating and illuminating > Processes > Manufacture from methane (natural gas)
Description: Subject matter in which the feedstock to the process includes a significant amount of methane gas.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
48/198.2 Employing carbon particles, porous barrier element or molten material 35
48/198.7 Employing catalytic particles 161
48/198.5 Employing oxygen donor particles or carbidable metal particles 14
48/198.6 Specified direction of gas travel through particle mass, e.g., fluidization, flow reversal, etc. 36
48/198.8 With specified reactant velocity, angle of entry to reactor or mechanical energy production, e.g., use of internal combustion engine, etc. 34
48/198.3 With specified treatment of converted product, e.g., purification, particular cooling, testing, etc. 115

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8701395 Reformer Apr. 22, 2014
8685148 Process for utilizing the vented gas mixture from a deaerator associated with a syngas production unit and plant for its implementation Apr. 1, 2014
8502007 Char methanation catalyst and its use in gasification processes Aug. 6, 2013
8486163 Micro reforming reactor for fuel cell and method of preparing the same Jul. 16, 2013
8470059 Process for producing a methane-rich gas Jun. 25, 2013
8420031 System and method of substitute natural gas production Apr. 16, 2013
8349289 Reactive flash volatilization of fluid fuels Jan. 8, 2013
8337573 Compact fuel processor Dec. 25, 2012
8318131 Chemical processes and reactors for efficiently producing hydrogen fuels and structural materials, and associated systems and methods Nov. 27, 2012
8308828 Multiple tube micro-channel steam reformer and method Nov. 13, 2012
8277525 High energy transport gas and method to transport same Oct. 2, 2012
8137422 Steam-hydrocarbon reforming with reduced carbon dioxide emissions Mar. 20, 2012
8123826 Process for the conversion of oil-based liquid fuels to a fuel mixture suitable for use in solid oxide fuel cell applications Feb. 28, 2012
8105402 Micro-channel steam reformer and system for extracting ultra-pure hydrogen gas from a hydrocarbon fuel Jan. 31, 2012
8100994 Process for generating electricity and hydrogen that comprises a hybrid reformer Jan. 24, 2012
8100995 Multiple stage method of reforming a gas containing tarry impurities employing a zirconium-based catalyst Jan. 24, 2012
8002856 Process for contracting a hydrocarbon and an oxygen-containing gas with a catalyst bed Aug. 23, 2011
7988753 Method and apparatus for recovery and recycling of hydrogen Aug. 2, 2011
7964176 Process and apparatus for thermally integrated hydrogen generation system Jun. 21, 2011
7927574 Method for regenerating a solid reactant Apr. 19, 2011
7909898 Method of treating a gaseous mixture comprising hydrogen and carbon dioxide Mar. 22, 2011
7866060 Process and system for drying and heat treating materials Jan. 11, 2011
7862633 Method and system for introducing fuel oil into a steam reformer with reduced carbon deposition Jan. 4, 2011
7815700 Fluid mixing device inserted in or combined with a reactor Oct. 19, 2010
7806947 Liquid hydrocarbon fuel from methane assisted by spontaneously generated voltage Oct. 5, 2010
7678951 Method for adjusting the high heating value of gas in the LNG chain Mar. 16, 2010
7666236 Hydrogen generator, method of shutting down operation of hydrogen generator, and fuel cell system Feb. 23, 2010
7575614 Startup burner Aug. 18, 2009
7572363 Steam generation in steam reforming processes Aug. 11, 2009
7569085 System and method for hydrogen production Aug. 4, 2009
7547385 Method and system for producing a supercritical cryogenic fuel (SCCF) Jun. 16, 2009
7537623 Method and device for the producing of a gas rich in hydrogen by thermal pyrolysis of hydrocarbons May. 26, 2009
7462209 Reactor for performing a steam reforming reaction and a process to prepare synthesis gas Dec. 9, 2008
7459131 Reduced temperature regernerating/calcining apparatus for hydrogen generation Dec. 2, 2008
7455817 Compact fuel processor for producing a hydrogen rich gas Nov. 25, 2008
7452392 Process for pyrolytic heat recovery enhanced with gasification of organic material Nov. 18, 2008
7445650 Control of pressurized microchannel processes Nov. 4, 2008
7438734 Direct water vaporization for fuel processor startup and transients Oct. 21, 2008
7431898 Chemical reaction apparatus and power supply system Oct. 7, 2008
7416571 Compact mixer for the mixing of gaseous hydrocarbon and gaseous oxidants Aug. 26, 2008
7410622 Reactor for partial oxidations having thermoplate modules Aug. 12, 2008
7399329 Process for production of synthesis gas using an oxygen-containing gas Jul. 15, 2008
7381229 System for reacting fuel and air into reformate Jun. 3, 2008
7341609 Reforming and hydrogen purification system Mar. 11, 2008
7297169 Apparatus and method for hydrocarbon reforming process Nov. 20, 2007
7285144 Fluidized-bed gasification and combustion furnace Oct. 23, 2007
7279019 Endothermic reaction process and an apparatus therefor Oct. 9, 2007
7276096 Fuel processor dewar and methods Oct. 2, 2007
7261750 Method for the autothermal reforming of a hydrocarbon Aug. 28, 2007
7261751 Synthesis gas process comprising partial oxidation using controlled and optimized temperature profile Aug. 28, 2007

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