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Inventor:
Bowe; Michael Joseph
Address:
Preston, GB
No. of patents:
27
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8262754 Catalyst structure for a rapid reaction September 11, 2012
A compact catalytic reactor (20) comprises a channel for a rapid reaction having an inlet (26) for a gas mixture to undergo the reaction. The channel is provided with two different catalyst structures (32, 34), a first catalyst structure (32) in the vicinity of the inlet (26) and a s
8173083 Catalytic reactors May 8, 2012
A compact catalytic reactor defines a multiplicity of first and second flow channels arranged alternately in the reactor, for carrying first and second fluids, respectively, wherein at least the first fluids undergo a chemical reaction. Each first flow channel containing a removable
8118889 Catalytic reactor February 21, 2012
A catalytic reactor (40) comprises a plurality of sheets (42) defining flow channels (44) between them. Within each flow channel (44) is a foil (46) of corrugated material whose surfaces are coated with catalytic material apart from where they contact the sheets (44). At each end of
8021633 Process an apparatus for steam-methane reforming September 20, 2011
Methane is reacted with steam, to generate carbon monoxide and hydrogen in a first catalytic reactor (14); the resulting gas mixture can then be used to perform Fisher-Tropsch synthesis in a second catalytic reactor (26). In performing the steam/methane reforming, the gas mixture is
7985708 Methods of making and using a catalyst July 26, 2011
A catalyst support is made by coating a metal substrate with a solution containing a precursor for a ceramic and an amphiphilic compound, and treating the coating such that it forms a micelle structure. The coating is then treated to form a mesoporous ceramic coating on the metal sub
7897119 Catalytic reactor March 1, 2011
A compact catalytic reactor defines a multiplicity of first and second flow channels arranged alternately, the first flow channels being no more than 10 mm deep and providing flow paths for combustible reactants, and containing a catalyst structure (20) to catalyze combustion of the
7749466 Catalytic reactor July 6, 2010
A compact catalytic reactor for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (50) comprises a reactor module (70) defining a multiplicity of first and second flow channels arranged alternately, for carrying a gas mixture, and a coolant respectively. A removable gas-permeable catalyst structure (82) with a
7695694 Catalytic reactor April 13, 2010
A catalytic reactor comprises a plurality of fluid-impermeable plates defining side-by-side flow channels between them. Tight fitting within each flow channel is a sheet of corrugated material whose surfaces are coated with catalytic material. At each end of the flow channels there m
7670393 Catalytic reactor March 2, 2010
A method for causing chemical reactions between fluids, comprising the steps of arranging a plurality of metal sheets for providing first fluid flow channels adjacent to and in heat transfer contact with second fluid flow channels between adjacent ones of the metal sheets, placing cataly
7501456 Process for preparing liquid hydrocarbons March 10, 2009
A process for converting methane to higher molecular weight hydrocarbons comprises: (A) reforming methane by catalytic reaction with steam at elevated temperature to generate carbon monoxide and hydrogen; (B) subjecting the mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen to a Fischer-Tropsch
7351750 Method for producing long-chain hydrocarbons from natural gas April 1, 2008
Natural gas is reacted with steam for generating carbon monoxide and hydrogen in a first catalytic reactor. The resulting gas mixture is used to perform Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a second catalytic reactor. After performing Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, the remaining hydrogen is separate
7300635 Catalytic reactor November 27, 2007
A catalytic reactor comprises a plurality of fluid-impermeable plates defining flow channels between them. Tight fitting within each flow channel is a sheet of corrugated material whose surfaces are coated with catalytic material. At each end of the flow channels are headers to suppl
7235218 Catalytic reactors June 26, 2007
A compact catalytic reactor comprises a stack of plates (72, 74, 75) to define a multiplicity of first and second flow channels arranged alternately in the stack; each flow channel in which a chemical reaction is to take place is defined by straight-through channels across at least o
7234489 Valve with vortex chamber and a mechanical member to shut off flow June 26, 2007
A valve assembly (10) comprises a vortex chamber (14) with an axial outlet port (20), a main inlet port (16) for a fluid to be controlled, and a substantially tangential inlet port (25); the fluid enters through an inlet chamber (13) in which is a mechanical valve (26) movable so as to
7217741 Catalytic reactor and process May 15, 2007
Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is performed using a compact catalytic reactor unit (10) defining channels in which is a gas-permeable catalyst structure (16), the channels extending between headers (18). The synthesis occurs in at least two stages, as the reactor unit provides at least tw
7201883 Catalytic reactor April 10, 2007
A catalytic reactor comprises a plurality of sheets defining flow channels between them. Within each flow channel is a foil of corrugated material whose surfaces are coated with catalytic material. Flow channels for a first gas extend in oblique directions relative to the flow channels f
7186388 Catalytic reactor March 6, 2007
A catalytic reactor comprises a stack of sheets defining flow channels between them. Within each flow channel is a flexible wire structure whose surfaces are coated with catalytic material. Flow channels for a first gas extend along S-shaped curved paths whereas the flow channels for a
7109248 Converting natural gas to longer-chain hydrocarbons September 19, 2006
Natural gas is processed to generate longer-chain hydrocarbons, the process comprising subjecting the gas to steam reforming to generate a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and then subjecting this mixture to Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is performed
7087651 Process and apparatus for steam-methane reforming August 8, 2006
Methane is reacted with steam, to generate carbon monoxide and hydrogen in a first catalytic reactor; the resulting gas mixture can then be used to perform Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a second catalytic reactor. In performing the steam/methane reforming, the gas mixture is passed throug
7073532 Valve assembly July 11, 2006
A valve assembly (10) comprises a valve stem (14) with a bore (15) and radial apertures (17), and a sleeve (18) closed atone end and slidable over the valve stem (14) to obstruct the apertures (17). At the end of the valve stem opposite the outlet end, the valve stem (14) defines a f
7067561 Catalytic plant and process June 27, 2006
Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is performed on a CO/H*2 feed gas using a plurality of compact catalytic reactor modules (12) each defining catalytic reaction channels and coolant channels, in two successive stages, with the same number of reactor modules for each stage. The gas flow veloc
7067560 Processing natural gas to form longer-chain hydrocarbons June 27, 2006
Natural gas is processed to generate longer-chain hydrocarbons, the process comprising subjecting the gas to steam reforming to generate a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and then subjecting this mixture to Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The reforming reaction (20) is performed at
7011101 Valve system March 14, 2006
A valve system (10) controls the fluid flow between an inlet (12) and an outlet (14). The system (10) splits the flow into two parallel flow ducts (15, 16) and recombines the flows through opposed tangential inlets (18) and (19) of a fluidic vortex valve (20) which has an axial outlet (2
6960256 Formation of small crystals November 1, 2005
Small crystals are made by mixing a solution of a desired substance with an anti-solvent in a fluidic vortex mixer in which the residence time is less than 1 s, for example 10 ms. The liquid within the fluidic vortex mixer (12) is subjected to high intensity ultrasound from a transducer
6841095 Chemical process and plant January 11, 2005
A chemical plant for performing a chemical reaction between particles of a material such as lithium metal, and a reagent such as butyl chloride in solution in hexane, in which one reaction product is a solid material, includes a reaction vessel (12). Several ultrasonic transducers (16) a
6051204 Reagent mixing April 18, 2000
A method of, and apparatus for, preventing the formation of deposits on surfaces downstream of a mixer in which possibly supersaturated mixtures issuing from the mixer are surrounded by a sheath of unsaturated solution. In an arrangement described, the sheath of unsaturated mixture is ob
5855776 Precipitation apparatus and method January 5, 1999
Apparatus for the on-line treatment of chemical reagents, including a flow line for a reagent flow, a vortex mixer in the flow line for combining and mixing the reagent flow with at least one further reagent flow, a pulser in the flow line for causing the pulsing of the mixed flow from t










 
 
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