Skid mounted process for on-demand acetylene production (2016–2019)

Abstract:
This project seeks to develop a new, cheaper, safer and easier process for providing acetylene for the metal fabrication and construction industries. This will be done by converting mains gas (methane) into acetylene, on-site and on-demand. The technology which will provide a highly compact, transportable skid based gas generator that is self-operating with a single touch ON-OFF system. This will remove the need for delivery of bottled acetylene to metal fabrication works, eliminating road transport and storage risks. There is a high potential for export of the plants to countries that use an old-fashioned calcium carbide based process as a distributed acetylene source, most notably China and India.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Reader
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council