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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:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [2]
  1. Swampscott, MA
  2. Moscow, RU
  3. Sharon, MA
  4. Chestnut Hill, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1003003
Patent Number(s):
7597860
Application Number:
11/101,926
Assignee:
OAK
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02M - SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-99EE50565; FG04-95AL88002
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

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., 2009. 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. Tue . "Low current plasmatron fuel converter having enlarged volume discharges". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1003003.
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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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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {10}
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