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Title: Plasma generators, reactor systems and related methods

Abstract

A plasma generator, reactor and associated systems and methods are provided in accordance with the present invention. A plasma reactor may include multiple sections or modules which are removably coupled together to form a chamber. Associated with each section is an electrode set including three electrodes with each electrode being coupled to a single phase of a three-phase alternating current (AC) power supply. The electrodes are disposed about a longitudinal centerline of the chamber and are arranged to provide and extended arc and generate an extended body of plasma. The electrodes are displaceable relative to the longitudinal centerline of the chamber. A control system may be utilized so as to automatically displace the electrodes and define an electrode gap responsive to measure voltage or current levels of the associated power supply.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Pocatello, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID); Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
909708
Patent Number(s):
7,232,975
Application Number:
10/727,033
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727; AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Kong, Peter C, Pink, Robert J, and Lee, James E. Plasma generators, reactor systems and related methods. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Kong, Peter C, Pink, Robert J, & Lee, James E. Plasma generators, reactor systems and related methods. United States.
Kong, Peter C, Pink, Robert J, and Lee, James E. Tue . "Plasma generators, reactor systems and related methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909708.
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abstractNote = {A plasma generator, reactor and associated systems and methods are provided in accordance with the present invention. A plasma reactor may include multiple sections or modules which are removably coupled together to form a chamber. Associated with each section is an electrode set including three electrodes with each electrode being coupled to a single phase of a three-phase alternating current (AC) power supply. The electrodes are disposed about a longitudinal centerline of the chamber and are arranged to provide and extended arc and generate an extended body of plasma. The electrodes are displaceable relative to the longitudinal centerline of the chamber. A control system may be utilized so as to automatically displace the electrodes and define an electrode gap responsive to measure voltage or current levels of the associated power supply.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {6}
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