Sorption Enhanced Reaction


The present invention is a process for operating equilibrium controlled reactions in continuous mode wherein a feedstock is reacted in a plurality of reactors containing an admixture of a desired process catalyst and an adsorbent to form a product which is selectively adsorbed by the adsorbent and an admixture containing a product which is withdrawn from the reactor. A series of separation steps is used to desorb the product which is selectively adsorbed by the adsorbent and to prepare the reactor for a subsequent process cycle. The process utilizes a novel series of adsorption and desorption steps to collect the less selectively adsorbed product in substantially pure form under relatively constant flow rate at feedstock pressure.

Lehigh TechID# 123003-01


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App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Utility United States 08/419,317 6,303,092 4/10/1995 10/16/2001 4/10/2015
Utility United States 08/624,149 6,312,658 4/8/1996 11/6/2001 11/11/2013
Utility United States 09/775,976 6,592,836 2/2/2001 7/15/2003 11/28/2021
For Information, Contact:
Rick Smith
Lehigh University
Jeffrey Hufton
Shankar Nataraj
Equilibrium Controlled Reactions