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1. (WO2003077331) FEEDSTOCK DELIVERY SYSTEM AND FUEL PROCESSING SYSTEMS CONTAINING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/077331    International Application No.:    PCT/US2003/006824
Publication Date: Sep 18, 2003 International Filing Date: Mar 4, 2003
IPC: B01J 4/00
B01J 8/00
B01J 19/00
C01B 3/32
C01B 3/38
C01B 13/02
Applicants: IDATECH, LLC
EDLUND, David, J.
LAVEN, Arne
PLEDGER, Jeffrey, R.
RENN, Curtiss
Inventors: EDLUND, David, J.
LAVEN, Arne
PLEDGER, Jeffrey, R.
RENN, Curtiss
Title: FEEDSTOCK DELIVERY SYSTEM AND FUEL PROCESSING SYSTEMS CONTAINING THE SAME
Abstract:
Feedstock delivery system (17) for fuel processor (12), includes at least one pressurized tank or other reservoir (60) that is adapted to store in liquid form a feedstock (64) for the fuel processor. The delivery system further (17) includes a pressurization assembly (70) that is adapted to pressurize the reservoir (60) by delivering a stream (74) of pressurized gas (78) thereto. The gas (78) is at least substantially comprised of nitrogen or other inert gases (82) and it may be a nitrogen-enriched or oxygen-reduced air stream (84). The delivery system (17) may include a sensor assembly (91) that is adapted to monitor the concentration of oxygen in the reservoir (60) and/or being delivered to the reservoir (60). The delivery system (17) may include a pump-less delivery system (72) that regulates the delivery, under pressure, of the feedstock (64) from the reservoir (60) to the fuel processor (12).