Plasma devices for hydrocarbon reformation

Type
Patent

Patent Status
Published Application

Authors
Cha, Min Suk

Assignee
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

KAUST Department
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division

Date
2017-02-16

Submitted Date
2015-08-07

Abstract
Plasma devices for hydrocarbon reformation are provided. Methods of using the devices for hydrocarbon reformation are also provided. The devices can include a liquid container to receive a hydrocarbon source, and a plasma torch configured to be submerged in the liquid. The plasma plume from the plasma torch can cause reformation of the hydrocarbon. The device can use a variety of plasma torches that can be arranged in a variety of positions in the liquid container. The devices can be used for the reformation of gaseous hydrocarbons and/or liquid hydrocarbons. The reformation can produce methane, lower hydrocarbons, higher hydrocarbons, hydrogen gas, water, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or a combination thereof.

Application Number
WO 2017025882 A1

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