TITLE: A Study of Industrial Hydrogen and Syngas Supply Systems.

AUTHOR: W. J. Amos;   J. Solomon;   K. F. Eliezer.

INST.  AUTHOR: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA.

SPONSOR: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.


PUB.  TYPE: Technical Report

PUB.  COUNTRY: United States

SOURCE: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),  Oct 79,  159p.


The potential and incentives required for supplying hydrogen and syngas feedstocks to the U.S. chemical industry from coal gasification systems were evaluated. Future hydrogen and syngas demand for chemical manufacture was estimated by geographic area and projected economics for hydrogen and syngas manufacture was estimated with geographic area of manufacture and plant size as parameters. Natural gas, oil and coal feedstocks were considered. Problem areas presently affecting the commercial feasibility of coal gasification discussed include the impact of potential process improvements, factors involved in financing coal gasification plants, regulatory barriers affecting coal gasification, coal mining/transportation, air quality regulations, and competitive feedstock pricing barriers. The potential for making coal gasification the least costly H2 and syngas supply option. Options to stimulate coal gasification system development are discussed.


CONTRACT  NUMBER: NAS7-100;   JPL-955421