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Method and apparatus for chemical synthesis

United States Patent

7,303,657
December 4, 2007
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A method and apparatus for forming a chemical hydride is described and which includes a pseudo-plasma-electrolysis reactor which is operable to receive a solution capable of forming a chemical hydride and which further includes a cathode and a movable anode, and wherein the anode is moved into and out of fluidic, ohmic electrical contact with the solution capable of forming a chemical hydride and which further, when energized produces an oxygen plasma which facilitates the formation of a chemical hydride in the solution.
Kong; Peter C. (Idaho Falls, ID), Herring; J. Stephen (Idaho Falls, ID), Grandy; Jon D. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 693,291
20050087435
October 24, 2003
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC07-99ID13727 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC. The Government has certain rights in the invention.