||WO||WO/2015/008837 - METHOD FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION BY PRESSURE SWING ADSORPTION||22.01.2015||
||PCT/JP2014/069066||OSAKA GAS CO., LTD.||SHIMIZU Tsubasa|
Provided is a tubular burner that has low cost and efficiency of combustion operations, and that provides a method for hydrogen production
by pressure swing adsorption with which the recovery efficiency of the component to be absorbed can be increased, while supplying off-gases in appropriate fashion to a combustion apparatus. The method involves successively carrying out, as the adsorption process, a pressure reduction process in which, during the initial phase of a unit process interval, internal gases in an adsorption column (1) are discharged as off-gases to a off-gas tank (T), a tank suction process in which, during the intermediate phase of the unit process interval, internal gases in the adsorption column (1) are suctioned by a vacuum tank (S) which has been adjusted to negative pressure, and a pump suction process in which, during the final phase of the unit process interval, the adsorption column (1) is suctioned by a vacuum pump (P). In the final phase of the unit process interval, the vacuum pump (P) discharges the off-gases within the vacuum tank (S) and adjusts the vacuum tank (S) to negative pressure through suction action on the vacuum tank (S).
||WO||WO/2015/007130 - LIGHT-CATALYZED REACTION SYSTEM BY COLLECTING SUNLIGHT||22.01.2015||
||PCT/CN2014/080123||ZHONGYING CHANGJIANG INTERNATIONAL NEW ENERGY INVESTMENT CO., LTD||CHEN, Yilong|
A light-catalyzed reaction system by collecting sunlight mainly comprises a light collector, a light conduction device, and a light transmitting reactor capable of transmitting full-spectrum rays of sunlight. The light collector is fixed at the free end of a two-degree-of-freedom bracket formed by connecting a pitching main shaft to an orientation main shaft, and the orientation main shaft and the pitching main shaft can be driven respectively by separate servo motors to relatively rotate to track the sun. Multiple layers of light-collection convex lens groups are disposed on the light collector, and converging rays formed by transmission and convergence of collected sunlight through the light conduction device are directed to the light transmitting reactor. The light transmitting reactor comprises a light transmitting cylinder and a sealing cover. The sealing cover is arranged on the light transmitting cylinder, and the light transmitting cylinder is filled with a reaction solution. The system is applied to processes of light-catalyzed hydrogen production
and light-catalyzed methyl alcohol and oxygen production.
||WO||WO/2015/009835 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TUNING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL STACK||22.01.2015||
||PCT/US2014/046861||NUVERA FUEL CELLS, INC.||BLANCHET, Scott|
The present disclosure is directed to a method for tuning the performance of at least one electrochemical cell of an electrochemical cell stack. The method includes supplying power to an electrochemical cell stack. The electrochemical cell stack includes a plurality of electrochemical cells. The method further includes monitoring a parameter of at least one electrochemical cell and determining if an electrochemical cell becomes impaired. The method also includes diverting a fraction of the current flow from the impaired electrochemical cell during operation of the electrochemical cell stack.
||WO||WO/2015/010047 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS IN JET ENGINES BY INJECTION OF HYDROGEN PRODUCED BY ON-BOARD ELECTROLYSIS||22.01.2015||
||PCT/US2014/047235||HNO GREENFUELS, INC.||OWENS, Donald, W.|
A portable on-demand hydrogen supplemental system (1) for a gas turbine jet engine (205), producing hydrogen
gas and mixing the hydrogen gas with the air used for combustion of the jet fuel to increase the combustion efficiency of said jet fuel. Hydrogen increases the laminar flame speed of the jet fuel during combustion thus causing more fuel to be burned and lowering particulate matter emissions. Hydrogen is supplied to the jet engine (205) at levels well below its lower flammability limit in air of 4%. Hydrogen and oxygen is produced by an electrolyzer from nonelectrolyte water in a nonelectrolyte water tank. The system utilizes an onboard diagnostic interface in communication with the jet's control systems, to regulate power to the system so that hydrogen production
for the jet engine (205) only occurs when the jet engine is running, and according to the operational mode. The hydrogen
is immediately consumed by the jet engine (205). No hydrogen is stored on, in or around the jet.
||WO||WO/2015/007716 - ELECTROLYSIS CELL OF ALKALI SOLUTIONS||22.01.2015||
||PCT/EP2014/065097||INDUSTRIE DE NORA S.P.A.||KRASOVIC, Julia Lynne|
The invention relates to an electrochemical cell partitioned by a cation-exchange membrane suitable for production of high purity hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis of alkaline solutions comprising a cathode in form of porous web including a platinum or palladium catalyst. The cell can be used as an element of a modular filter-press electrolyser.
||WO||WO/2015/005921 - MULTIFACTORIAL HYDROGEN REACTOR||15.01.2015||
||PCT/US2013/050031||BALAKIRYAN, Konstantin||BALAKIRYAN, Konstantin|
The present invention provides multifactorial hydrogen reactor with elevated hydrogen production
due to complex set of sixteen (16) physical and chemical processes, acting simultaneously on the hydrogen bonds in aqueous solutions of electrolytes. This is achieved due to the process, which takes place in forty two (42) distributed volumes of hydrogen reactor under the effect of the electro-hydraulic shock, which forms local micro-cavities with pressures in the hundreds of thousands of atmospheres and a temperature of several thousand degrees (plasma). Frontline water wave pressure passing through electrolyzer's electrodes creates in micro-environment infrasonic, sonic, and ultrasonic vibrations that, along with the heat, ultrasound and hydrodynamic cavitation, turbulence, high-pressure, chemical catalysts, light energy, electrostatic and electromagnetic fields, dramatically increases decomposition process of water molecules. Simultaneously, electro-hydraulic shock destroys the oxide film, allowing the oxidation reaction of reactive metals to continue continually; reactive metals, from which plates of electrolyzer are made, are part of the hydrogen reactor.
||WO||WO/2015/005819 - CATALYST FOR THE OXIDATIVE CONVERSION OF HYDROCARBON GASES TO PRODUCE CARBON MONOXIDE AND HYDROGEN||15.01.2015||
||PCT/RU2013/000684||OBSHCHESTVO S OGRANICHENNOY OTVETSTVENNOST'YU "GAZOHIM TECHNO"||DOLINSKIY, Sergey Erikovich|
The present catalyst can be used to produce hydrogen
or synthesis gas for the chemical industry during the partial oxidation, steam reforming and autothermal reforming of hydrocarbon feedstock. The catalyst for the oxidative conversion of hydrocarbon gases to produce carbon monoxide and hydrogen contains platinum group metals and an oxide composition, and is characterized in that the platinum group metals include Pt, Pd and Rh, and the oxide composition is produced from a mixture of an Al, Si and Zr hydroxide sol and Ni, Mg and/or Ce oxide particles with a size of 5-30 nm, which are produced by the spray pyrolysis of a solution of Ni, Mg and/or Ce salts.
||WO||WO/2015/003830 - REFORMER SYSTEM FOR BURNING TAIL GAS IN A STEAM REFORMER||15.01.2015||
||PCT/EP2014/059409||SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT||PAPSTHARD, Christa|
The invention relates to a reformer system (100), comprising at least one gas turbine (10) and a steam reformer (20) for producing hydrogen
by steam reforming
of in particular natural gas, said gas turbine (10) and steam reformer (20) being connected to each other in such a manner that, during operation of the gas turbine (10), the exhaust gas (15) thereof can be fed to the steam reformer (20) to provide heat, wherein a natural gas feed line (30) is also provided, which is formed to provide natural gas (35) to the steam reformer (20), and wherein a tail gas feed line (40) is also provided, which is formed to provide tail gas (45) to the steam reformer (20), and wherein the steam reformer (20) is formed to burn the tail gas (45) from the tail gas line (40) together with the natural gas (35) from the natural gas feed line (30) and the waste gas (15) of the gas turbine (10) to provide heat in the steam reformer (20).
||WO||WO/2015/005649 - SEPARATION MEMBRANE, HYDROGEN SEPARATION MEMBRANE INCLUDING SEPARATION MEMBRANE, AND DEVICE INCLUDING HYDROGEN SEPARATION MEMBRANE||15.01.2015||
||PCT/KR2014/006115||SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.||KIM, Kwang Hee|
A separation membrane including an alloy of a Group 5 element, a transition metal being capable of forming a body-centered cubic (bcc) structure with the Group 5 element, and a metal having hydrogen dissociation capability, wherein the alloy has a crystalline bcc structure, a hydrogen separation membrane including the separation membrane, and a hydrogen separation device including the hydrogen separation membrane are disclosed.
||WO||WO/2015/005280 - HYDROGEN CARRIER AND HYDROGEN GENERATION METHOD||15.01.2015||
||PCT/JP2014/068045||WASEDA UNIVERSITY||NISHIDE, Hiroyuki|
Provided is a hydrogen carrier with which stable storage and transport under a normal-pressure environment are possible, and which is easy to handle and has excellent reusability. Also provided is a method for generating hydrogen
using the hydrogen carrier. The hydrogen carrier has a hydrogen storage part in the main chain or side chain of an organic polymer, this hydrogen
storage part generates hydrogen
molecules in the presence of a catalyst and becomes an oxidation-reduction active part, and the oxidation-reduction active part stores hydrogen as a result of reduction and contact with a proton source to become a hydrogen storage part. The method for generating hydrogen
comprises a first step for preparing the hydrogen carrier, and a second step for generating hydrogen
by causing the hydrogen carrier to contact the catalyst.