A Method To Produce Synthetic Hydrocarbons
A method is suggested to produce liquid hydrocarbons from gases, produced by dry distillation of solid fuel and mixed with the products of solid fuel gasification containing carbon monoxide and hydrogen, by applying a 80000-10000 V electrostatic field and UV light. The gas mixture heated to a temperature not less than 300°C is exposed to simultaneous action of electrostatic field originated between two electrodes and ultra-violet light. The current strength is less than 1 milliampere, the distance between electrodes being 8-10 cm. The directions of UV-beams and gas flow should be countercurrent.
Apart from other processes, the following reactions proceed under the specified conditions:
and, finally, acetylene reacts with hydrogen to produce diverse unsaturated and saturated hydrocarbons, which transform to petroleum-like mixture after condensing.