Supercritical water gasification with decoupled pressure and heat transfer modules

Robert W. Dibble (Inventor), Kim Choon Ng (Inventor), Mani Sarathy (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

The present invention discloses a system and method for supercritical water gasification (SCWG) of biomass materials wherein the system includes a SCWG reactor and a plurality of heat exchangers located within a shared pressurized vessel, which decouples the function of containing high pressure from the high temperature function. The present invention allows the heat transfer function to be conducted independently from the pressure transfer function such that the system equipment can be designed and fabricated in manner that would support commercial scaled-up SCWG operations. By using heat exchangers coupled to the reactor in a series configuration, significant efficiencies are achieved by the present invention SCWG system over prior known SCWG systems.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberWO 2017153970 A1
StatePublished - Sep 14 2017

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