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1. (WO2018138194) REACTION PUMP, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMAL CONVERSION OF HYDROCARBONS
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P a t e n t C l a i m s

A reaction pump for thermal conversion of hydrocarbons, the reaction pump comprising:

- a reaction chamber (1 1 ),

- an inlet section (12) configured to conduct a first mixture containing hydrocarbons into the reaction chamber (11 ),

- an outlet section (13) and

- a first rotor (15) disposed in the reaction chamber (1 1 ) and configured to transfer energy to the first mixture to split hydrocarbons contained in the first mixture, whereby a second mixture containing split hydrocarbons is obtained, and to convey the second mixture to the outlet section (13), characterized by

a second rotor (20) disposed in the outlet section (13) and configured to convey the second mixture through the outlet section (13) and to temporarily pressurize the second mixture when being conveyed through the outlet section (13).

The reaction pump according to claim 1 , wherein the reaction chamber (1 1 ) comprises a cylindrical inner wall (14), and wherein the first rotor (15) comprises two or more vanes (16) and is mounted eccentrically within the cylindrical inner wall (14) of the reaction chamber (1 1 ).

3. The reaction pump according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the outlet section (13) comprises a cylindrical inner wall (19), and wherein the second rotor (20) comprises two or more vanes (21 ) and is mounted cen- trically within the cylindrical inner wall (19) of the outlet section (13).

The reaction pump according to any of the preceding claims, the reaction chamber (1 1 ) and the first rotor (15) forming a liquid ring-type pump

and/or the outlet section (13) and the second rotor (20) forming a centrifugal-type pump.

The reaction pump according to any of the preceding claims, further comprising a rotatable common shaft (17) on which the first rotor (15) and the second rotor (20) are mounted.

6. The reaction pump according to any of the preceding claims, further comprising a drive unit configured to rotate, preferably at an angular speed between 300 and 5000 RPM, the first rotor (15) and/or the second rotor (20) and/or the common shaft (17).

The reaction pump according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the second rotor (20) is configured to pressurize the second mixture when being conveyed through the outlet section (13) to a pressure of between 0.2 to 6 bar.

The reaction pump according to any of the preceding claims, further comprising a pipe having a proximal end and a distal end and being configured to conduct the second mixture, which has been conveyed through the outlet section (13), from the proximal end to the distal end, wherein at least a section of the pipe has a cross-section which is decreasing toward the distal end.

A system for producing liquid fuels and bitumen raw materials by thermal conversion of hydrocarbons, the system comprising

- a reaction pump (2a) according to any of the preceding claims and

- a first separating device (2b - 2f) configured to separate gaseous components, in particular fuel gases, from the second mixture and/or

- a second separating device (3a - 3d) configured to separate solid components, in particular bitumen and/or solid additives, from the second mixture.

10. A method for thermal conversion of hydrocarbons using a reaction pump, the reaction pump comprising a reaction chamber (1 1 ), a first rotor (15) disposed in the reaction chamber (11 ) and an outlet section (13), the method comprising the following steps:

- conducting a first mixture containing hydrocarbons into the reaction chamber (1 1 ) and,

- by means of the first rotor (15), transferring energy to the first mixture contained in the reaction chamber (11 ) to split hydrocarbons contained in the first mixture, whereby a second mixture containing split hydrocarbons is obtained, and conveying the second mixture to the outlet section (13), characterized in that

the second mixture is conveyed through the outlet section (13) and, when being conveyed through the outlet section (13), temporarily pressurized by means of a second rotor (29) disposed in the outlet section (13).