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Title: Exhaust system with emissions storage device and plasma reactor

Abstract

An exhaust system for a combustion system, comprising a storage device for collecting NO.sub.x, hydrocarbon, or particulate emissions, or mixture of these emissions, and a plasma reactor for destroying the collected emissions is described. After the emission is collected in by the storage device for a period of time, the emission is then destroyed in a non-thermal plasma generated by the plasma reactor. With respect to the direction of flow of the exhaust stream, the storage device must be located before the terminus of the plasma reactor, and it may be located wholly before, overlap with, or be contained within the plasma reactor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Livonia, MI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871522
Patent Number(s):
5746984
Assignee:
Low Emissions Technologies Research and Development Partnership (Dearborn, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01N - GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
exhaust; emissions; storage; device; plasma; reactor; combustion; comprising; collecting; hydrocarbon; particulate; mixture; destroying; collected; described; emission; period; time; destroyed; non-thermal; generated; respect; direction; flow; stream; located; terminus; wholly; overlap; contained; particulate emissions; exhaust stream; storage device; non-thermal plasma; plasma reactor; particulate emission; plasma generated; /422/204/

Citation Formats

Hoard, John W. Exhaust system with emissions storage device and plasma reactor. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Hoard, John W. Exhaust system with emissions storage device and plasma reactor. United States.
Hoard, John W. Thu . "Exhaust system with emissions storage device and plasma reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871522.
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abstractNote = {An exhaust system for a combustion system, comprising a storage device for collecting NO.sub.x, hydrocarbon, or particulate emissions, or mixture of these emissions, and a plasma reactor for destroying the collected emissions is described. After the emission is collected in by the storage device for a period of time, the emission is then destroyed in a non-thermal plasma generated by the plasma reactor. With respect to the direction of flow of the exhaust stream, the storage device must be located before the terminus of the plasma reactor, and it may be located wholly before, overlap with, or be contained within the plasma reactor.},
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year = {1998},
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