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Title: Low current plasmatron fuel converter having enlarged volume discharges

Abstract

A novel apparatus and method is disclosed for a plasmatron fuel converter (""plasmatron"") that efficiently uses electrical energy to produce hydrogen rich gas. The volume and shape of the plasma discharge is controlled by a fluid flow established in a plasma discharge volume. A plasmatron according to this invention produces a substantially large effective plasma discharge volume allowing for substantially greater volumetric efficiency in the initiation of chemical reactions within a volume of bulk fluid reactant flowing through the plasmatron.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175323
Patent Number(s):
6,881,386
Application Number:
10/158,615
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-99EE50565
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN

Citation Formats

Rabinovich, Alexander, Alexeev, Nikolai, Bromberg, Leslie, Cohn, Daniel R., and Samokhin, Andrei. Low current plasmatron fuel converter having enlarged volume discharges. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Rabinovich, Alexander, Alexeev, Nikolai, Bromberg, Leslie, Cohn, Daniel R., & Samokhin, Andrei. Low current plasmatron fuel converter having enlarged volume discharges. United States.
Rabinovich, Alexander, Alexeev, Nikolai, Bromberg, Leslie, Cohn, Daniel R., and Samokhin, Andrei. 2005. "Low current plasmatron fuel converter having enlarged volume discharges". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175323.
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title = {Low current plasmatron fuel converter having enlarged volume discharges},
author = {Rabinovich, Alexander and Alexeev, Nikolai and Bromberg, Leslie and Cohn, Daniel R. and Samokhin, Andrei},
abstractNote = {A novel apparatus and method is disclosed for a plasmatron fuel converter (""plasmatron"") that efficiently uses electrical energy to produce hydrogen rich gas. The volume and shape of the plasma discharge is controlled by a fluid flow established in a plasma discharge volume. A plasmatron according to this invention produces a substantially large effective plasma discharge volume allowing for substantially greater volumetric efficiency in the initiation of chemical reactions within a volume of bulk fluid reactant flowing through the plasmatron.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1175323}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {4}
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