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Title: Non-thermal plasma conversion of hydrocarbons

Abstract

A non-thermal plasma is generated to selectively convert a precursor to a product. More specifically, plasma forming material and a precursor material are provided to a reaction zone of a vessel. The reaction zone is exposed to microwave radiation, including exposing the plasma forming material and the precursor material to the microwave radiation. The exposure of the plasma forming material to the microwave radiation selectively converts the plasma forming material to a non-thermal plasma including formation of one or more streamers. The precursor material is mixed with the plasma forming material and the precursor material is exposed to the non-thermal plasma including exposing the precursor material to the one or more streamers. The exposure of the precursor material to the streamers and the microwave radiation selectively converts the precursor material to a product.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
H Quest Vanguard, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1457020
Patent Number(s):
9,987,611
Application Number:
15/671,584
Assignee:
H Quest Vanguard, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA)
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0015895
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Aug 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Strohm, James J., Skoptsov, George L., Musselman, Evan T., and Zeller, Kurt W. Non-thermal plasma conversion of hydrocarbons. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Strohm, James J., Skoptsov, George L., Musselman, Evan T., & Zeller, Kurt W. Non-thermal plasma conversion of hydrocarbons. United States.
Strohm, James J., Skoptsov, George L., Musselman, Evan T., and Zeller, Kurt W. Tue . "Non-thermal plasma conversion of hydrocarbons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1457020.
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