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Plasmatron-catalyst system

United States Patent

October 9, 2007
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A plasmatron-catalyst system. The system generates hydrogen-rich gas and comprises a plasmatron and at least one catalyst for receiving an output from the plasmatron to produce hydrogen-rich gas. In a preferred embodiment, the plasmatron receives as an input air, fuel and water/steam for use in the reforming process. The system increases the hydrogen yield and decreases the amount of carbon monoxide.
Bromberg; Leslie (Sharon, MA), Cohn; Daniel R. (Chestnut Hill, MA), Rabinovich; Alexander (Swampscott, MA), Alexeev; Nikolai (Moscow, RU)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
10/ 918,306
August 13, 2004
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-FG07-98ID13601 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.