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Title: Fast quench reactor and method

A fast quench reaction includes a reactor chamber having a high temperature heating means such as a plasma torch at its inlet and a restrictive convergent-divergent nozzle at its outlet end. Reactants are injected into the reactor chamber. The resulting heated gaseous stream is then rapidly cooled by passage through the nozzle. This "freezes" the desired end product(s) in the heated equilibrium reaction stage.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871537
Report Number(s):
US 5749937
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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