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microtechnology gas to oil catalyst
semiconductor fab technology makes millions or billions of diamond anvils on a wafer or two that do pressure specific catalysis with vibration as well as microlayered catalyst chemistry
During 2011 CH4 gas was 7 times cheaper than liquid hydrocarbons per amount of produced energy. Thus there is a strong value to creating liquid hydrocarbons from CH4 Many approaches use catalysts, this is a new kind of CH4 to liquid hydrocarbon catalyst
Many catalytic materials work most efficiently
at particular temperatures as well as pressures. Studying pressure, researchers have compared the US diamond anvil technology with the former Russian superbaric hydraulic technology. The Russians made a gigantic hydraulic machine to research the effect of high pressure on chemistry, the US researchers just used a microsample between two diamond plates to achieve higher pressures while keeping a viewable reaction. (link)
Now use semiconductor fabrication technology to create a million or billion variably sized microchambers on silicon, silicon nitride, or diamond coated silicon nitride at a flat disk or semiconductor style wafer Then create a second disk or wafer with the complementary impressing shapes of varied sizes. >] When sandwiched together with CH4 these million or billion diamond pressure chambers will first describe the optimal pressure regime to do catalysis while a wide variety of deposited possible catalysts are measured as to their effectiveness at a million or billion chemical variations. This technology rapidifies catalyst research tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands times more rapidly than 2oth century approaches.
When they find some catalysts that work particularly well the diamond disks may be used to catalyze ch4 to liquid hydrocarbons at production, a vibrating system where billions of microtechnology near nanotechnology micropressure reactors like > ] with the right coating of catalyst could actually be used to make the liquid hydrocarbons right at the well, which greatly improves energy portability.
A vibrating scroll compression technology similar to two metal vinyl LPs could continually microcompress the ch4 at the catalyst at bulk to produce hydrocarbon liquids
The main benefits are finding better catalysts with mass screening, then creating a cheap way to convert CH4 to liquid hydrocarbons at ocean gas wells greatly increasing the amount of liquid hardocarbons available
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