[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0011488  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 31/Oct /2020                75/2020  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2020/174503
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:31/Oct/2020

[21] Application No.:GC 2013-25100

[22] Filing Date:13/8/2013

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.
US
US
3/8/2012
12/9/2012
13/565,881
13/611,169

[72] Inventors:1- FEI CHEN،2- XUKUN LUO،3- CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL OTT،4- MARK JULIAN ROBERTS،5- GOWRI KRISHNAMURTHY

[73] Owner: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC., 7201 HAMILTON BOULEVARD, PA 18195-1501, ALLENTOWN, USA

[74] Agent: Suleiman I. Al-Ammar Law Office

  

 

  

[51]IPC:
C10L3/10, F25J1/00, F25J1/02, F25J3/02, F25J3/06

[56] Cited Documents:

-WO 2005042671 A1 (SHELL INT RESEARCH [NL]; SHELL CANADA LTD [CA]; NEUMANN KLAUS DIETER K) 12 May 2005
-US 5451249 A (SPIEGEL RONALD J [US] ET AL) 19 September 1995
-WO 2011097162 A1 (LINDE AG [DE]; SETHNA RUSTAM [US]; TIETJEN RUSS [US]; ECKHARDT STEVE [) 11 August 2011
-US 2005284176 A1 (EATON ANTHONY P [US] ET AL) 29 December 2005
 
Examiner: Eng. Abdulaziz S. AlMotek

[54] HEAVY HYDROCARBON REMOVAL FROM A NATURAL GAS STREAM
[57] Abstract: A method and apparatus of removing heavy hydrocarbons from a natural gas feed stream, the method comprising using first and second hydrocarbon removal systems in series such that the first system processes the natural gas feed stream to produce a heavy hydrocarbon depleted natural gas stream and the second system processes at least a portion of the heavy hydrocarbon depleted natural gas stream from the first system to produce a natural gas stream lean in heavy hydrocarbons, wherein one of said systems is a adsorption system that comprises one or more beds of adsorbent for adsorbing and thereby removing heavy hydrocarbons from a heavy hydrocarbon containing natural gas, and the other of said systems is a gas-liquid separation system for separating a heavy hydrocarbon containing natural gas into a heavy hydrocarbon depleted natural gas vapor and a heavy hydrocarbon enriched liquid.07590P_USA.DOC
No. of claims: 10     No. of figures: 9


 

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