Patents by Inventor Soumitra R. Deshmukh

Soumitra R. Deshmukh 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).

  • Publication number: 20210355392
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of one or more useful products comprises: gasifying a carbonaceous feedstock comprising waste materials and/or biomass in a gasification zone to generate a raw synthesis gas; supplying at least a portion of the raw synthesis gas to a clean-up zone to remove contaminants and provide a clean synthesis gas; supplying the clean synthesis gas to a first further reaction train to generate at least one first useful product and a tailgas; and diverting selectively on demand a portion of at least one of the carbonaceous feedstock, the clean synthesis gas, the tailgas and the light gas fraction to heat or power generation within the process, in response to external factors to control the carbon intensity of the overall process and enable GHG emission savings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ivan Philip Greager, Roger Allen Harris, Neil Alexander King, Soumitra R. Deshmukh, Zheyan Qiu
  • Patent number: 11173483
    Abstract: A catalyst is regenerated by an inventive process using a heat exchange fluid such as superheated steam to remove heat during the process relying on efficient heat transfer (e.g., enabled by the microchannel reactor construction) in comparison with prior art heat exchange relying on a phase change, e.g. between water and (partial or complete vaporization) steam, allows simplification of the protocols to enable transition at higher temperatures between steps which translates in reduced duration of the regeneration process and avoids potential water hammering risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: VELOCYS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Soumitra R. Deshmukh, Ivan Philip Greager, Roger Allen Harris, Heinz Robota
  • Publication number: 20210317375
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for the manufacture of a useful product from carbonaceous feedstock of fluctuating compositional characteristics, the process comprising the steps of: continuously providing the carbonaceous feedstock of fluctuating compositional characteristics to a gasification zone; gasifying the carbonaceous feedstock in the gasification zone to obtain raw synthesis gas; sequentially removing ammoniacal, sulphurous and carbon dioxide impurities from the raw synthesis gas to form desulphurised gas and recovering carbon dioxide in substantially pure form; converting at least a portion of the desulphurised synthesis gas to a useful product. Despite having selected a more energy intensive sub-process i.e. physical absorption for removal of acid gas impurities, the overall power requirement of the facility is lower on account of lower steam requirements and thereby leading to a decrease in the carbon intensity score for the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ivan Philip Greager, Roger Allen Harris, Neil Alexander King, Soumitra R. Deshmukh, Zheyan Qiu
  • Publication number: 20210292666
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a useful product from carbonaceous feedstock of fluctuating compositional characteristics, comprising the steps of: continuously providing the carbonaceous feedstock of fluctuating compositional characteristics to a gasification zone; gasifying the carbonaceous feedstock in the gasification zone to obtain raw synthesis gas; recovering at least part of the raw synthesis gas from the gasification zone and supplying at least part of the recovered raw synthesis gas to a partial oxidation zone; equilibrating the H2:CO ratio of the raw synthesis gas in the partial oxidation zone to obtain equilibrated synthesis gas; recovering at least part of the equilibrated synthesis gas from the partial oxidation zone and treating the gas to remove impurities and generate a fine synthesis gas; and converting the optionally adjusted fine synthesis gas into the useful product in a further chemical reaction requiring a usage ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Ivan Philip Greager, Roger Allen Harris, Neil Alexander King, Soumitra R. Deshmukh, Zheyan Qiu, Ashish Gupta
  • Publication number: 20200391195
    Abstract: A catalyst is regenerated by an inventive process using a heat exchange fluid such as superheated steam to remove heat during the process relying on efficient heat transfer (e.g., enabled by the microchannel reactor construction) in comparison with prior art heat exchange relying on a phase change, e.g. between water and (partial or complete vaporization) steam, allows simplification of the protocols to enable transition at higher temperatures between steps which translates in reduced duration of the regeneration process and avoids potential water hammering risks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Soumitra R. DESHMUKH, Ivan Philip GREAGER, Roger Allen HARRIS, Heinz ROBOTA
  • Publication number: 20200332199
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a method for restarting a synthesis gas conversion process which has stopped. The synthesis gas conversion process may be conducted in a conventional reactor or a microchannel reactor. The synthesis gas conversion process may comprise a process for converting synthesis gas to methane, methanol or dimethyl ether. The synthesis gas conversion process may be a Fischer-Tropsch process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Roger A. Harris, Soumitra R. Deshmukh, Paul E. Kennedy, Robert Dwayne Litt, Lucas D. Schrader, Andre P. Steynberg, Steven T. Perry
  • Patent number: 10752843
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a method for restarting a synthesis gas conversion process which has stopped. The synthesis gas conversion process may be conducted in a conventional reactor or a microchannel reactor. The synthesis gas conversion process may comprise a process for converting synthesis gas to methane, methanol or dimethyl ether. The synthesis gas conversion process may be a Fischer-Tropsch process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Velocys, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Harris, Soumitra R. Deshmukh, Paul E. Kennedy, Robert Dwayne Litt, Lucas D. Schrader, Andre P. Steynberg, Steven T. Perry
  • Publication number: 20190345394
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a method for restarting a synthesis gas conversion process which has stopped. The synthesis gas conversion process may be conducted in a conventional reactor or a microchannel reactor. The synthesis gas conversion process may comprise a process for converting synthesis gas to methane, methanol or dimethyl ether. The synthesis gas conversion process may be a Fischer-Tropsch process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Roger A. Harris, Soumitra R. Deshmukh, Paul E. Kennedy, Robert Dwayne Litt, Lucas D. Schrader, Andre P. Steynberg, Steven T. Perry