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Title: Modular hybrid plasma reactor and related systems and methods

Abstract

A device, method and system for generating a plasma is disclosed wherein an electrical arc is established and the movement of the electrical arc is selectively controlled. In one example, modular units are coupled to one another to collectively define a chamber. Each modular unit may include an electrode and a cathode spaced apart and configured to generate an arc therebetween. A device, such as a magnetic or electromagnetic device, may be used to selectively control the movement of the arc about a longitudinal axis of the chamber. The arcs of individual modules may be individually controlled so as to exhibit similar or dissimilar motions about the longitudinal axis of the chamber. In another embodiment, an inlet structure may be used to selectively define the flow path of matter introduced into the chamber such that it travels in a substantially circular or helical path within the chamber.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176391
Patent Number(s):
7,741,577
Application Number:
11/392,141
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Kong, Peter C., Grandy, Jon D., and Detering, Brent A. Modular hybrid plasma reactor and related systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Kong, Peter C., Grandy, Jon D., & Detering, Brent A. Modular hybrid plasma reactor and related systems and methods. United States.
Kong, Peter C., Grandy, Jon D., and Detering, Brent A. Tue . "Modular hybrid plasma reactor and related systems and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176391.
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title = {Modular hybrid plasma reactor and related systems and methods},
author = {Kong, Peter C. and Grandy, Jon D. and Detering, Brent A.},
abstractNote = {A device, method and system for generating a plasma is disclosed wherein an electrical arc is established and the movement of the electrical arc is selectively controlled. In one example, modular units are coupled to one another to collectively define a chamber. Each modular unit may include an electrode and a cathode spaced apart and configured to generate an arc therebetween. A device, such as a magnetic or electromagnetic device, may be used to selectively control the movement of the arc about a longitudinal axis of the chamber. The arcs of individual modules may be individually controlled so as to exhibit similar or dissimilar motions about the longitudinal axis of the chamber. In another embodiment, an inlet structure may be used to selectively define the flow path of matter introduced into the chamber such that it travels in a substantially circular or helical path within the chamber.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {6}
}

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