The Solar Process for Synthesis Gas

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I. Introduction - The Solar Process for Synthesis Gas

The purpose of this discussion is to show recovery of carbon dioxide and water from atmospheric air and to show production of synthesis gas with variable hydrogen to carbon monoxide ratios.

II. Summary

The Solar Process for Synthesis Gas is used to make synthesis gas from carbon dioxide and water for such applications as homologation to higher alcohols, the Fischer-Tropsch Reaction to make hydrocarbons and substitute natural gas.

III. The Solar Process for Synthesis Gas

Combined solar water and carbon dioxide splitting are the basis for the process shown in Fig. 1. An ideal application for the process is to make synthesis from atmospheric moisture and atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Fig. 1 Solar Process for Synthesis Gas Flow Diagram

The solar process for synthesis gas (Datasheet)

The Solar Process for Synthesis Gas is described below. An ideal application for the process is to make synthesis gas from water and carbon dioxide directly, as described in Fig. 2.

Fig 2 Solar Process for Synthesis Gas Datasheet

The solar process for synthesis gas (Datasheet)
  1. Reaction 1 and Reaction 2 are similar because both water1 splitting and carbon dioxide2 splitting can be performed in the same solar splitter.
  2. Air Extraction devices are the device for removal of carbon dioxide from air developed by Peter Eisenberger3 and Global Thermostat4.
  3. An ideal application for the Solar Process for Synthesis Gas is for producing higher alcohols such as ethanol and butanol from synthesis gas by homologation7. Other applications are the production of hydrocarbons by means of the Fischer-Tropsch8 reaction and the production of substitute natural gas9.
  4. Other processes. "Desalination Process for Water and Electricity" and "The Syngas Ethanol Process for Synthesis gas Upgrade" have datasheets which are available from Conversion Processes at the email address shown below.

IV. Conclusions

The Solar Process for Synthesis Gas uses air extraction devices to remove carbon dioxide from atmospheric air and atmospheric water generators to remove water from the air.

V. Recommendations

Utilize atmospheric air to obtain carbon dioxide and water and a solar splitter to convert them to synthesis gas which can be used to produce higher alcohols, hydrocarbons and substitute natural gas.

For more Information please contact:

R. J. "Jim" Robinson
Conversion Processes
2426 Garfield Ave., Unit A25
Carmichael, CA 95608
916-514-0510
robertrobinson7942@comcast.net

We thank R. J. Robinson for submitting this specific information to:
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VI. References - The Solar Process for Synthesis Gas

1  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_splitting
2  Galvez, M.E. et al, Energy & Fuels, 2008, 22, 3544-3550
3  Eisenberger, Peter, WO Patent 2010/107942, March 17, 2010 6
4  http://globalthermostat.com/team/peter-eisenberger
5  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_water_generator
6  http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7a.html
7  Bhasin, Madan M, Union Carbide Corp., US Patent 4,235,801, Nov. 28, 1980
8   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer-Tropsch_process
9  http://www.dakotagas.com

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The Solar Process for Synthesis Gas