Patents by Inventor Antonio RICCA

Antonio RICCA has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10889495
    Abstract: Method for stable ethanol steam reforming, wherein a catalytic ethanol reforming is carried out in two vessels operating in parallel mode both filled in with a catalyst active for this reaction, with the first vessel acting in operation mode, generating an hydrogen rich stream, and the parallel vessel, acting in regeneration mode, made flowing with steam in order to carry out the gasification of carbonaceous compounds deposited on the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: KT—KINETICS TECHNOLOGY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gaetano Iaquaniello, Emma Palo, Vincenzo Palma, Antonio Ricca, Concetta Ruocco
  • Publication number: 20190210870
    Abstract: Method for stable ethanol steam reforming, wherein a catalytic ethanol reforming is carried out in two vessels operating in parallel mode both filled in with a catalyst active for this reaction, with the first vessel acting in operation mode, generating an hydrogen rich stream, and the parallel vessel, acting in regeneration mode, made flowing with steam in order to carry out the gasification of carbonaceous compounds deposited on the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Gaetano IAQUANIELLO, Emma PALO, Vincenzo PALMA, Antonio RICCA, Concetta RUOCCO
  • Publication number: 20190127220
    Abstract: A catalyst composition suitable for the ethanol reforming process at low temperature with enhanced stability on long term, comprises a noble metal, such as platinum or rhodium, and a transition non-noble metal, such as nickel or cobalt, supported by a carrier comprising, cerium, zirconium, optionally aluminium, supplemented with potassium. It is provided also a method for the stable production of hydrogen from an ethanol containing gas stream, comprising subjecting the gas stream to catalytic ethanol reforming as to form a rich H2 stream, using the catalyst as defined above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Gaetano IAQUANIELLO, Emma PALO, Vincenzo PALMA, Antonio RICCA, Concetta RUOCCO