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Title: Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow

Abstract

The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation. 4 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5298495
Patent Number(s):
5254231 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-923769
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 3 Aug 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL REACTORS; DESIGN; EXHAUST GASES; WASTE PROCESSING; LIQUID FUELS; OXIDATION; ELECTRIC POWER; FLUIDIZED BEDS; PACKED BEDS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; FLUIDS; FUELS; GASEOUS WASTES; GASES; MANAGEMENT; POWER; PROCESSING; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 540120* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 400800 - Combustion, Pyrolysis, & High-Temperature Chemistry

Citation Formats

Heath, W O, Virden, Jr, J W, Richardson, R L, and Bergsman, T M. Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Heath, W O, Virden, Jr, J W, Richardson, R L, & Bergsman, T M. Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow. United States.
Heath, W O, Virden, Jr, J W, Richardson, R L, and Bergsman, T M. Tue . "Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation. 4 figures.},
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