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Title: Nitrogen fixation method and apparatus

Abstract

A method and apparatus for achieving nitrogen fixation includes a volumetric electric discharge chamber. The volumetric discharge chamber provides an even distribution of an electron beam, and enables the chamber to be maintained at a controlled energy to pressure (E/p) ratio. An E/p ratio of from 5 to 15 kV/atm of O[sub 2]/cm promotes the formation of vibrationally excited N[sub 2]. Atomic oxygen interacts with vibrationally excited N[sub 2] at a much quicker rate than unexcited N[sub 2], greatly improving the rate at which NO is formed. 1 fig.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7145469
Patent Number(s):
4399012 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-291899
Assignee:
PTO; EDB-94-125752
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11 Aug 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; NITROGEN FIXATION; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRON BEAMS; BEAMS; EQUIPMENT; LEPTON BEAMS; PARTICLE BEAMS; 540220* - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Chen, H.L. Nitrogen fixation method and apparatus. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Chen, H.L. Nitrogen fixation method and apparatus. United States.
Chen, H.L. Tue . "Nitrogen fixation method and apparatus". United States.
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