Nanotech 2013 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2013 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2013: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational (Volume 2)

Energy Storage, Novel Generation & Grid Chapter 10

Direct catalytic liquefaction of low-volatile hydrocarbons to clean light liquid fuels

Authors: P.S. Ganguli

Affilation: Energy Catalysis, Inc., United States

Pages: 741 - 741

Keywords: liquid fduel, direct liquefaction, catalytic, coal, petroleum residua

Energy Catalysis, Inc. developed a direct catalytic liquefaction process for converting low-volatile heavy hydrocarbons such as coal, petroleum residuum, vacuum gas-oil, and tar sand bitumen into clean light liquid fuels. The technology concept was based on efficient reactor system and specific nano-catalysts.ECI process uses highly active nano-catalysts in efficient reactor system to avoid back-mixing and retrogressive reactions.Typical product yield from liquefaction of bituminous coal: 80 w% liquid mostly in the C4-650oF range, 5 w% C1-C3 gases,no tar. Estimated cost of liquid product is $38 to $42 per barrel. The process has very low emissions of green-house gas and air pollutants.

ISBN: 978-1-4822-0584-8
Pages: 808
Hardcopy: $209.95