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1. (WO2018129424) CONVERSION OF GREENHOUSE GASES TO SYNTHESIS GAS BY DRY REFORMING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/129424    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/012720
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Mon Jan 08 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: C01B 3/38
B01J 19/08
B01J 19/12
Applicants: KING, Paul, E.
LIVNEH, Benzion
Inventors: KING, Paul, E.
LIVNEH, Benzion
Title: CONVERSION OF GREENHOUSE GASES TO SYNTHESIS GAS BY DRY REFORMING
Abstract:
A method for conversion of greenhouse gases comprises: introducing a flow of a dehumidified gaseous source of carbon dioxide into a reaction vessel; introducing a flow of a dehumidified gaseous source of methane into the reaction vessel; and irradiating catalytic material in the reaction vessel with microwave energy. The irradiated catalytic material is heated and catalyzes an endothermic reaction of carbon dioxide and methane that produces hydrogen and carbon monoxide. At least a portion of heat required to maintain a temperature within the reaction vessel is supplied by the microwave energy; electric arcing, electric discharge, and plasma generation are suppressed. If desired, a mixture that includes carbon monoxide and hydrogen can flow out of the reaction vessel and be introduced into a second reaction vessel to undergo catalyzed reactions producing multiple-carbon reaction products.