Patents by Inventor Roger W. Parrish

Roger W. Parrish 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: 4594233
    Abstract: An improved process for making synthetic ammonia wherein a make-up synthesis gas is added to recycled unreacted gas from a catalytic conversion loop including the steps of introducing a volatile anti-icing compound into the hot make-up gas to vaporize the compound, cooling the gas and vaporized anti-icing compound to condense part of the anti-icing compound, separating the condensed anti-icing compound and dissolved impurities from the make-up gas, further cooling the make-up gas to a temperature at which the remaining anti-icing compound condenses essentially completely, separating the condensed remaining anti-icing compound from the make-up gas, mixing the resulting make-up gas at the low temperature with liquid ammonia to saturate the make-up gas with ammonia, separating unvaporized liquid ammonia from the saturated make-up gas, mixing the saturated make-up gas with recycle and passing the mixed gases directly to the catalytic ammonia synthesis converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Inventor: Roger W. Parrish
  • Patent number: 3947551
    Abstract: An improved ammonia synthesis train utilizing hydrocarbon starting materials which are converted to hydrogen under superatmospheric pressure in a series of steps which include conversion of the hydrocarbons to hydrogen-carbon monoxide mixtures, shift conversion of the carbon monoxide to hydrogen and CO.sub.2, and removal of the CO.sub.2. In such a system, reduction in process gas losses is achieved through an improved arrangement and integration of the shift conversion and CO.sub.2 removal steps. The carbon monoxide is first shifted in a series of shifts including a final low temperature shift; the bulk of the CO.sub.2 is removed by an essentially isothermal hot potassium carbonate CO.sub.2 removal system; the small residual amount of carbon monoxide is shifted to very low levels in a final low temperature shift; and the small amount of residual CO.sub.2 is then removed to very low levels in a second non-isothermal scrubbing system employing an aqueous solution of a chemical absorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Assignee: The Benfield Corporation
    Inventor: Roger W. Parrish