20160282044 PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CO AND CO2||US||29.09.2016|
||15037510||L'AIR LIQUIDE, SOCIETE ANONYME POUR L' ETUDE ET L' EXPLOITION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE||Antoine HERNANDEZ|
A process to produce at least carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from a feed gas containing carbon dioxide, hydrogen and carbon monoxide; comprises separating at least part of the carbon dioxide from the compressed feed gas by partial condensation and/or distillation producing a carbon dioxide product and a carbon dioxide depleted stream, treating the carbon dioxide depleted stream in a treatment unit to produce a feed stream containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen, less rich in carbon dioxide than the carbon dioxide depleted stream and feeding at least part of the feed stream containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen to a separation unit operating at cryogenic temperatures to produce a carbon monoxide product.
20160282052 Nested-Flow Heat Exchangers and Chemical Reactors||US||29.09.2016|
||14645490||Milton Edward Vernon||Milton Edward Vernon|
Disclosed is a technology based upon the simple nesting of tubes to provide heat exchangers, chemical reactors or chemical reactors with built in heat exchanger. As a chemical reactor, the technology provides the ability to manage the temperature within a process flow to better control the process for improved performance, control the location of product production to control corrosion issue, or implement multiple steps for a process within the same piece of equipment. As a heat exchanger, the technology can provide large surface areas per unit volume and large heat transfer coefficients. As a combined heat exchanger and chemical reactor, the technology can recover the thermal energy from the product flow to heat the reactant flow to the reactant temperature, significantly reducing the energy needs for accomplishment of a process. Combined heat exchanger and chemical reactor examples for hydrogen production and ammonia production are presented, along with a urea production example that integrates the product formation, resonance time conversion and stripping steps for urea production all within a single process unit.
20160280541 REFORMER WITH PEROVSKITE AS STRUCTURAL COMPONENT THEREOF||US||29.09.2016|
||15033838||WATT FUEL CELL CORP.||Caine M. Finnerty|
A reformer includes at least one reformer reactor unit (300) having a space-confining wall with external (307) and internal surfaces (306), at least a section of the wall and space confined thereby defining a reforming reaction zone (311), an inlet end (301) and associated inlet (302) for admission of flow of gaseous reforming reactant to the reforming reaction zone (311), an outlet end (303) and associated outlet (304) for outflow of hydrogen-rich reformate produced in the reforming reaction zone (311), at least that section of the wall (305) corresponding to the reforming reaction zone comprising perovskite as a structural component thereof such wall section being gas-permeable to allow gaseous reforming reactant to diffuse therein and hydrogen-rich reformate to diffuse therefrom.
20160280540 DUEL UTILIZATION LIQUID AND GASEOUS FUEL REFORMER AND METHOD OF REFORMING||US||29.09.2016|
||15034000||WATT FUEL CELL CORP||Caine M. Finnerty|
A dual utilization liquid and gaseous fuel CPOX reformer that includes reaction zones for the CPOX reforming of liquid and gaseous reformable fuels. A reforming method is also provided. The method comprises reforming a first gaseous reformable reaction mixture comprising oxygen-containing gas and vaporized liquid fuel and before or after this step, reforming second gaseous reformable reaction mixture comprising oxygen-containing gas and gaseous fuel to produce a hydrogen-rich reformate.
20160281221 FORMATION METHOD OF HEXAGONAL BORON NITRIDE THICK FILM ON A SUBSTRATE AND HEXAGONAL BORON NITRIDE THICK FILM LAMINATES THEREBY||US||29.09.2016|
||15055290||Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)||Soo-Min KIM|
The present disclosure relates to a method of producing a multilayer hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) thick film on a substrate, and more particularly, to a method of forming a multilayer h-BN thick film on a substrate including (a) a substrate heating step of heating a first substrate, (b) a h-BN precursor supply step of supplying h-BN precursors to the heated first substrate, (c) a precursor dissolving step of dissolving the supplied h-BN precursors in the first substrate, and (d) a substrate cooling step of cooling the first substrate containing the dissolved h-BN precursors therein, and a laminate including a multilayer h-BN thick film prepared by the preparation method and a substrate which forms a stack structure with the h-BN thick film
20160281241 WATER ELECTROLYSIS SYSTEM||US||29.09.2016|
||15178769||FUJIFILM Corporation||Kohei HIGASHI|
A water electrolysis system decomposes an aqueous electrolyte solution into hydrogen and oxygen using light. The water electrolysis system includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion units that have at least one photoelectric conversion element and receive light to generate electrical energy, and a plurality of electrolyte cells in which hydrogen gas and oxygen gas are generated by electrolyzing the aqueous electrolyte solution using the electrical energy obtained by the photoelectric conversion units. The photoelectric conversion units and the electrolyte cells are electrically connected in series. The electrolyte cells are arranged between the photoelectric conversion units, and the photoelectric conversion units or the electrolyte cells located at respective ends in an arrangement state are electrically connected together.
20160281242 ARTIFICIAL-PHOTOSYNTHESIS MODULE||US||29.09.2016|
||15178962||FUJIFILM Corporation||Naotoshi SATO|
Provided is an artificial-photosynthesis module, which decomposes an aqueous electrolyte solution into hydrogen and oxygen by means of light, including a photoelectric conversion unit that receives light to generate electrical energy; a hydrogen gas generating part that decomposes the aqueous electrolyte solution, using the electrical energy of the photoelectric conversion unit, and generates hydrogen gas; and an oxygen gas generating part that decomposes the aqueous electrolyte solution, using the electrical energy of the photoelectric conversion unit, and generates oxygen gas. The photoelectric conversion unit, the hydrogen gas generating part, and the oxygen gas generating part are electrically connected in series, and the hydrogen gas generating part and the oxygen gas generating part are arranged within an electrolytic chamber to which the aqueous electrolyte solution is supplied. The hydrogen gas generating part has an inorganic semiconductor film having a pn junction.
20160281243 A DIAPHRAGM TYPE ELECTROLYTIC CELL AND A PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN FROM UNIPOLAR ELECTROLYSIS OF WATER||US||29.09.2016|
||15033035||Rodolfo Antonio M. GOMEZ||Rodolfo Antonio M. GOMEZ|
The present invention relates to a diaphragm type electrolytic cell and process of production of commercial quantities of hydrogen from the electrolysis of water. The utilization of both alkaline and acidic electrolyte solutions within the electrolytic cell assists to increase the production of hydrogen and oxygen. Additionally, the efficiency of the electrolytic cell is increased due to the elimination of unwanted side reactions.
20160281244 ARTIFICIAL-PHOTOSYNTHESIS ARRAY||US||29.09.2016|
||15178641||FUJIFILM Corporation||Naotoshi SATO|
Provided is an artificial-photosynthesis array configured of artificial-photosynthesis modules which have been arranged in one or more rows and which receive light and decompose a supplied aqueous electrolyte solution to thereby obtain hydrogen gas and oxygen gas. The artificial-photosynthesis modules each includes an electrolytic chamber for hydrogen where hydrogen gas is generated and an electrolytic chamber for oxygen where oxygen gas is generated, the chambers being isolated from each other. The electrolytic chambers for hydrogen and electrolytic chambers for oxygen of the artificial-photosynthesis modules are alternately connected so that the electrolytic chamber for hydrogen of each artificial-photosynthesis module is connected to the electrolytic chamber for oxygen of another module and the electrolytic chamber for oxygen of each artificial-photosynthesis module is connected to the electrolytic chamber for hydrogen of another module.
20160285113 SEAL FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE, PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING AND FITTING THE SEAL AND THIS DEVICE||US||29.09.2016|
||15037158||COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES||Stéphane Di Iorio|
A seal is mountable in contact with two metal carriers of an electrochemical device, in particular a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) or a high-temperature solid oxide electrolyser cell (SOEC) for electrolysis of water vapour. This seal comprises a means for making the seal impermeable, comprising at least one vitreous material; and an electrically insulating supporting means that supports the impermeable means and that has two parallel main faces, an external peripheral edge and an internal peripheral edge, the seal being able to be mounted against these carriers via these main faces, which are covered with the impermeable means. The impermeable means partitions the supporting means between these internal and external edges while extending continuously from one of the main faces to the other through the supporting means, so that the impermeable means directly connects these carriers to each other.