Patents by Inventor Vincenzo Palma

Vincenzo Palma 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
  • Patent number: 10865355
    Abstract: Disclosed is method for removing carbonyl sulphide and/or carbon disulphide from a sour gas stream. The method comprises subjecting the gas stream to simultaneous contact with an absorption liquid, such as an aqueous amine solution, and with a catalyst suitable for hydrolyzing carbonyl sulphide and/or carbon disulphide. To this end, the invention also provides a reactor system wherein both an absorption liquid and a catalyst are present. In a preferred embodiment, the catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst present on or in an absorption column, either coated on the trays of a column with trays, or contained in the packing of a packed column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: STAMICARBON B.V.
    Inventors: Michele Colozzi, Emma Palo, Palma Contaldo, Maria Rosaria Pepe, Vincenzo Palma, Vincenzo Vaiano
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10046967
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the production of hydrogen from a H2S-containing gas stream also containing ammonia, comprising subjecting both gas stream to catalytic oxidative cracking of both the H2S and the NH3, so as to form H2, S2 and N2. In this method, preferably, an additional amount of oxygen is added as compared to the amount used for H2S catalytic oxidative cracking. Also, preferably, the contact time of the gas stream with the catalyst is increased. The catalyst preferably is provided as a single bed, and then preferably comprises iron and molybdenum supported by a carrier comprising aluminum. The preferred carrier is alumina. The iron and molybdenum preferably are in the form of sulfides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: STAMICARBON B.V. ACTING UNDER THE NAME OF MT INNOVATION CENTER
    Inventors: Michele Colozzi, Lucia Barbato, Fabio Angelini, Emma Palo, Vincenzo Palma, Vincenzo Vaiano
  • Patent number: 9981253
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst suitable for the catalytic oxidative cracking of a H2S-containing gas stream, particularly in the event that the stream also contains methane and/or ammonia. The catalyst comprises iron and molybdenum supported by a carrier comprising aluminum. The carrier preferably is alumina. The iron and molybdenum preferably are in the form of sulphides. Also disclosed is a method for the production of hydrogen from a H2S-containing gas stream, comprising subjecting the gas stream to catalytic oxidative cracking so as to form H2 and S2, using a catalyst in accordance with any one of the preceding claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: STAMICARBON B.V. ACTING UNDER THE NAME OF MT INNOVATION CENTER
    Inventors: Michele Colozzi, Lucia Barbato, Fabio Angelini, Emma Palo, Vincenzo Palma, Vincenzo Vaiano
  • Publication number: 20180023012
    Abstract: Disclosed is method for removing carbonyl sulphide and/or carbon disulphide from a sour gas stream. The method comprises subjecting the gas stream to simultaneous contact with an absorption liquid, such as an aqueous amine solution, and with a catalyst suitable for hydrolyzing carbonyl sulphide and/or carbon disulphide. To this end, the invention also provides a reactor system wherein both an absorption liquid and a catalyst are present. In a preferred embodiment, the catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst present on or in an absorption column, either coated on the trays of a column with trays, or contained in the packing of a packed column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: STAMICARBON B.V. ACTING UNDER THE NAME OF MT INNOV ATION CENTER
    Inventors: Michele COLOZZI, Emma PALO, Palma CONTALDO, Maria Rosaria PEPE, Vincenzo PALMA, Vincenzo VAIANO
  • Patent number: 9765272
    Abstract: Disclosed is method for removing carbonyl sulphide and/or carbon disulphide from a sour gas stream. The method comprises subjecting the gas stream to simultaneous contact with an absorption liquid, such as an aqueous amine solution, and with a catalyst suitable for hydrolyzing carbonyl sulphide and/or carbon disulphide. To this end, the invention also provides a reactor system wherein both an absorption liquid and a catalyst are present. In a preferred embodiment, the catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst present on or in an absorption column, either coated on the trays of a column with trays, or contained in the packing of a packed column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: STAMICARBON B.V. ACTING UNDER THE NAME OF MT INNOVATION CENTER
    Inventors: Michele Colozzi, Emma Palo, Palma Contaldo, Maria Rosaria Pepe, Vincenzo Palma, Vincenzo Vaiano
  • Patent number: 9636725
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pipe rolling plant 10 comprising a rotary piercer 20, a treatment station 30 and a main rolling mill 40. The rotary piercer and the treatment station are arranged so that the pierced blank 51 leaving them is arranged with the irregular tail 511 facing the main rolling mill 40 and with the regular head 510 facing the mandrel 41. The invention also relates to a rolling mill 40 comprising a plurality of rolling stations 43, each station comprising a plurality of rolling rolls 42, the radial position h of which is adjustable. The rolling mill also comprises a control circuit for calculating and/or measuring the distance d between the axes of rotation r of the rolls and the trailing edge 520 of the pipe 52. The control circuit is also designed to displace the rolling rolls radially towards the outside of the pipe in each rolling station 43n when the distance d assumes a predetermined value d0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SMS INNSE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Guido Emilio Zanella, Vincenzo Palma, Marco Ghisolfi
  • Publication number: 20170106355
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst suitable for the catalytic oxidative cracking of a H2S-containing gas stream, particularly in the event that the stream also contains methane and/or ammonia. The catalyst comprises iron and molybdenum supported by a carrier comprising aluminium. The carrier preferably is alumina. The iron and molybdenum preferably are in the form of sulphides. Also disclosed is a method for the production of hydrogen from a H2S-containing gas stream, comprising subjecting the gas stream to catalytic oxidative cracking so as to form H2 and S2, using a catalyst in accordance with any one of the preceding claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: STAMICARBON B.V. ACTING UNDER THE NAME OF MT INNOVATION CENTER
    Inventors: Michele COLOZZI, Lucia BARBATO, Fabio ANGELINI, Emma PALO, Vincenzo PALMA, Vincenzo VAIANO
  • Patent number: 9573118
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst suitable for the catalytic oxidative cracking of a H2S-containing gas stream, particularly in the event that the stream also contains methane and/or ammonia. The catalyst comprises iron and molybdenum supported by a carrier comprising aluminum. The carrier preferably is alumina. The iron and molybdenum preferably are in the form of sulphides. Also disclosed is a method for the production of hydrogen from a H2S-containing gas stream, comprising subjecting the gas stream to catalytic oxidative cracking so as to form H2 and S2, using a catalyst in accordance with any one of the preceding claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: STAMICARBON B.V. ACTING UNDER THE NAME OF MT INNOVATION CENTER
    Inventors: Michele Colozzi, Lucia Barbato, Fabio Angelini, Emma Palo, Vincenzo Palma, Vincenzo Vaiano
  • Publication number: 20160017248
    Abstract: Disclosed is method for removing carbonyl sulphide and/or carbon disulphide from a sour gas stream. The method comprises subjecting the gas stream to simultaneous contact with an absorption liquid, such as an aqueous amine solution, and with a catalyst suitable for hydrolyzing carbonyl sulphide and/or carbon disulphide. To this end, the invention also provides a reactor system wherein both an absorption liquid and a catalyst are present. In a preferred embodiment, the catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst present on or in an absorption column, either coated on the trays of a column with trays, or contained in the packing of a packed column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: STAMICARBON B.V. ACTING UNDER THE NAME OF MT INNOVATION CENTER
    Inventors: Michele COLOZZI, Emma PALO, Palma CONTALDO, Maria Rosaria PEPE, Vincenzo PALMA, Vincenzo VAIANO
  • Publication number: 20150291420
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the production of hydrogen from a H2S-containing gas stream also containing ammonia, comprising subjecting both gas stream to catalytic oxidative cracking of both the H2S and the NH3, so as to form H2, S2 and N2. In this method, preferably, an additional amount of oxygen is added as compared to the amount used for H2S catalytic oxidative cracking. Also, preferably, the contact time of the gas stream with the catalyst is increased. The catalyst preferably is provided as a single bed, and then preferably comprises iron and molybdenum supported by a carrier comprising aluminum. The preferred carrier is alumina. The iron and molybdenum preferably are in the form of sulfides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: STAMICARBON B.V. ACTING UNDER THE NAME OF MT INNOVATION CENTER
    Inventors: Michele COLOZZI, Lucia BARBATO, Fabio ANGELINI, Emma PALO, Vincenzo PALMA, Vincenzo VAIANO
  • Publication number: 20150283537
    Abstract: Disclosed is a catalyst suitable for the catalytic oxidative cracking of a H2S-containing gas stream, particularly in the event that the stream also contains methane and/or ammonia. The catalyst comprises iron and molybdenum supported by a carrier comprising aluminium. The carrier preferably is alumina. The iron and molybdenum preferably are in the form of sulphides. Also disclosed is a method for the production of hydrogen from a H2S-containing gas stream, comprising subjecting the gas stream to catalytic oxidative cracking so as to form H2 and S2, using a catalyst in accordance with any one of the preceding claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Michele Colozzi, Lucia Barbato, Fabio Angelini, Emma Palo, Vincenzo Palma, Vincenzo Vaiano
  • Publication number: 20150246381
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pipe rolling plant 10 comprising a rotary piercer 20, a treatment station 30 and a main rolling mill 40. The rotary piercer and the treatment station are arranged so that the pierced blank 51 leaving them is arranged with the irregular tail 511 facing the main rolling mill 40 and with the regular head 510 facing the mandrel 41. The invention also relates to a rolling mill 40 comprising a plurality of rolling stations 43, each station comprising a plurality of rolling rolls 42, the radial position h of which is adjustable. The rolling mill also comprises a control circuit for calculating and/or measuring the distance d between the axes of rotation r of the rolls and the trailing edge 520 of the pipe 52. The control circuit is also designed to displace the rolling rolls radially towards the outside of the pipe in each rolling station 43, when the distance d assumes a predetermined value d0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Guido Emilio Zanella, Vincenzo Palma, Marco Ghisolfi
  • Publication number: 20130074563
    Abstract: The present invention teaches rolling a seamless tube, typically with a large diameter. The system comprises a furnace for heating billets produced by continuous casting. The system comprises a piercing mill for longitudinally piercing the heated billets to obtain a pierced blank. The system comprises an expanding-elongating mill for expanding the pierced blank diameter and for elongating the pierced blank to obtain a semi-finished tube. The system comprises a continuous main rolling mill with adjustable rolls for mandrel-rolling a semi-finished tube. The system comprises a fixed-roll extracting-reducing mill positioned downstream of the main rolling mill. The extracting-reducing mill extracts the semi-finished tube from the mandrel, reducing the diameter to a predetermined value close to that desired for the finished tube. The system comprises an adjustable-roll sizing mill to adjust the radial position of the rolls and define the diameter of the outgoing tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Paolo Marin, Vincenzo Palma, Guido Emilio Zanella, Jacopo Grassino
  • Patent number: 8387430
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for rolling a seamless tube. The plant comprises a main rolling mill with adjustable rolls for mandrel-rolling a semi-finished tube. The plant also comprises a fixed-roll extracting/reducing mill positioned downstream of the main rolling mill. The extracting/reducing mill is designed to extract the semi-finished tube from the mandrel and reduce its diameter to a predetermined value close to that desired for the finished tube. Finally, the plant comprises a adjustable-roll sizing mill. The sizing mill is positioned downstream of the extracting/reducing mill. This sizing mill is designed to adjust the radial position of the rolls and define the diameter of the outgoing tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: SMS Innse SpA
    Inventors: Paolo Marin, Vincenzo Palma, Marco Ghisolfi, Guido Emilio Zanella, Jacopo Grassino, Alberto Vittorio Maria Bregante
  • Publication number: 20120137745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for rolling a seamless tube. The plant comprises a main rolling mill with adjustable rolls for mandrel-rolling a semi-finished tube. The plant also comprises a fixed-roll extracting/reducing mill positioned downstream of the main rolling mill. The extracting/reducing mill is designed to extract the semi-finished tube from the mandrel and reduce its diameter to a predetermined value close to that desired for the finished tube. Finally, the plant comprises a adjustable-roll sizing mill. The sizing mill is positioned downstream of the extracting/reducing mill. This sizing mill is designed to adjust the radial position of the rolls and define the diameter of the outgoing tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: SMS Innse SPA
    Inventors: Paolo Marin, Vincenzo Palma, Marco Ghisolfi, Guido Emilio Zanella, Jacopo Grassino, Alberto Vittorio Maria Bregante
  • Publication number: 20110150726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the make of a heterogeneous gas-solid catalytic reactor operated in autothermic conditions, characterised by a flat temperature profile. This invention concurrently uses three actions to optimise the operation of the ATR reactor both in terms of energy and of catalytic activity: the adoption of a specifically formulated catalyst so as to favour a “direct type” reaction mechanism, the use and the make of the catalyst on a structured support with a high porosity and tortuosity, and characterised by high thermal conductivity and the adoption of a radial flow geometry catalytic bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Vincenzo Palma, Paolo Ciambelli, Emma Palo, Pierluigi Villa
  • Publication number: 20110123423
    Abstract: The invention relates to the realization of synthesis of organic compounds or abatement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in gas-solid fluidised bed photocatalytic reactor with improved illumination efficiency. The photoreactor consists of a two-dimensional fluidized bed catalytic reactor with two walls transparent to ultraviolet radiation, by an illumination system bases on a matrix of LEDs positioned near its external walls, and heated for Joule effect inside the catalytic bed to monitor the reaction temperature. Surprisingly, through the choice of a suitable catalyst and fluidized bed photoreactor operating conditions both total and partial oxidation reactions can be achieved with high activity and selectivity. Even more surprisingly, the value of the illuminated catalyst surface area per unit irradiated volume reaches values in the order of 106 m?1, significantly higher than those of microreactors, amounting to 250,000 m?1 and slurry reactors with values in 8500-170000 m?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Paolo Ciambelli, Diana Sannino, Vincenzo Palma, Vincenzo Vaiano