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Title: Fuel injector utilizing non-thermal plasma activation

Abstract

A non-thermal plasma assisted combustion fuel injector that uses an inner and outer electrode to create an electric field from a high voltage power supply. A dielectric material is operatively disposed between the two electrodes to prevent arcing and to promote the formation of a non-thermal plasma. A fuel injector, which converts a liquid fuel into a dispersed mist, vapor, or aerosolized fuel, injects into the non-thermal plasma generating energetic electrons and other highly reactive chemical species.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Santa Fe, NM
  2. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014014
Patent Number(s):
7,625,531
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/218,792
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Coates, Don M, and Rosocha, Louis A. Fuel injector utilizing non-thermal plasma activation. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Coates, Don M, & Rosocha, Louis A. Fuel injector utilizing non-thermal plasma activation. United States.
Coates, Don M, and Rosocha, Louis A. Tue . "Fuel injector utilizing non-thermal plasma activation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014014.
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abstractNote = {A non-thermal plasma assisted combustion fuel injector that uses an inner and outer electrode to create an electric field from a high voltage power supply. A dielectric material is operatively disposed between the two electrodes to prevent arcing and to promote the formation of a non-thermal plasma. A fuel injector, which converts a liquid fuel into a dispersed mist, vapor, or aerosolized fuel, injects into the non-thermal plasma generating energetic electrons and other highly reactive chemical species.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {12}
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