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Title: Fast quench reactor method

Abstract

A fast quench reaction includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a means of rapidly expanding a reactant stream, such as a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Metal halide reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. Reducing gas is added at different stages in the process to form a desired end product and prevent back reactions. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by expansion of the gaseous stream. 8 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Tech Co
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
678568
Patent Number(s):
US 5,935,293/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 9-076,922
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) PTO; SCA: 320303; PA: EDB-99:084620; SN: 99002124531
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 10 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CHEMICAL REACTORS; QUENCHING; PLASMA FURNACES; GASES; EXPANSION; HALIDES

Citation Formats

Detering, B.A., Donaldson, A.D., Fincke, J.R., Kong, P.C., and Berry, R.A. Fast quench reactor method. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Detering, B.A., Donaldson, A.D., Fincke, J.R., Kong, P.C., & Berry, R.A. Fast quench reactor method. United States.
Detering, B.A., Donaldson, A.D., Fincke, J.R., Kong, P.C., and Berry, R.A. 1999. "Fast quench reactor method". United States. doi:.
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  • A fast quench reactor includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by passage through the nozzle. This ``freezes`` the desired end product(s) in the heated equilibrium reaction stage. 7 figs.
  • A fast quench reaction includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by passage through the nozzle. This "freezes" the desired end product(s) in the heated equilibrium reaction stage.
  • A fast quench reaction includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a means of rapidly expanding a reactant stream, such as a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Metal halide reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. Reducing gas is added at different stages in the process to form a desired end product and prevent back reactions. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by expansion of the gaseous stream.
  • A fast quench reaction includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by passage through the nozzle. This "freezes" the desired end product(s) in the heated equilibrium reaction stage.
  • A fast quench reaction includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by passage through the nozzle. This "freezes" the desired end product(s) in the heated equilibrium reaction stage.