skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
  2. (West Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
868964
Patent Number(s):
5254231
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; chemically; altering; fluids; continuous; flow; relates; fluid; reactor; operates; standard; frequency; 50; 60; hz; electricity; contains; particles; energized; form; corona; throughout; volume; subsequently; non-equilibrium; plasma; interacts; fixed; bed; provided; electrodes; inductive; coil; gases; containing; exhaust; products; organic; fuels; requiring; oxidation; continuous flow; fluid bed; fixed bed; organic fuel; reactor contains; gases containing; chemically altering; equilibrium plasma; fluid reactor; flow fluid; altering fluids; /204/

Citation Formats

Heath, William O., Virden, Jr., Judson W., Richardson, R. L., and Bergsman, Theresa M. Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Heath, William O., Virden, Jr., Judson W., Richardson, R. L., & Bergsman, Theresa M. Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow. United States.
Heath, William O., Virden, Jr., Judson W., Richardson, R. L., and Bergsman, Theresa M. Fri . "Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868964.
@article{osti_868964,
title = {Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow},
author = {Heath, William O. and Virden, Jr., Judson W. and Richardson, R. L. and Bergsman, Theresa M.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: