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Title: Nitrogen fixation method and apparatus. [DOE patent application]

Abstract

A method and apparatus for achieving nitrogen fixation includes a volumetric electric discharge chamber. The volumetric discharge chamber provides an even distribution of an electron beam, and enables the chamber to be maintained at a controlled energy to pressure (E/p) ratio. An E/p ratio of from 5 to 15 kV/atm of O/sub 2//cm promotes the formation of vibrationally excited N/sub 2/. Atomic oxygen interacts with vibrationally excited N/sub 2/ at a much quicker rate than unexcited N/sub 2/, greatly improving the rate at which NO is formed.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5194150
Application Number:
ON: DE82013603
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; NITRIC OXIDE; CHEMICAL REACTION YIELD; NITROGEN; OXIDATION; DESIGN; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; ELECTRON BEAMS; EQUIPMENT; VIBRATIONAL STATES; BEAMS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHEMISTRY; ELEMENTS; ENERGY LEVELS; EXCITED STATES; LEPTON BEAMS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; NITROGEN OXIDES; NONMETALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PARTICLE BEAMS; YIELDS; 400201* - Chemical & Physicochemical Properties

Citation Formats

Chen, H. L. Nitrogen fixation method and apparatus. [DOE patent application]. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Chen, H. L. Nitrogen fixation method and apparatus. [DOE patent application]. United States.
Chen, H. L. Tue . "Nitrogen fixation method and apparatus. [DOE patent application]". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5194150.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for achieving nitrogen fixation includes a volumetric electric discharge chamber. The volumetric discharge chamber provides an even distribution of an electron beam, and enables the chamber to be maintained at a controlled energy to pressure (E/p) ratio. An E/p ratio of from 5 to 15 kV/atm of O/sub 2//cm promotes the formation of vibrationally excited N/sub 2/. Atomic oxygen interacts with vibrationally excited N/sub 2/ at a much quicker rate than unexcited N/sub 2/, greatly improving the rate at which NO is formed.},
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