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Chemical reactor for converting a first material into a second material

United States Patent

October 16, 2012
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A chemical reactor and method for converting a first material into a second material is disclosed and wherein the chemical reactor is provided with a feed stream of a first material which is to be converted into a second material; and wherein the first material is combusted in the chemical reactor to produce a combustion flame, and a resulting gas; and an electrical arc is provided which is passed through or superimposed upon the combustion flame and the resulting gas to facilitate the production of the second material.
Kong; Peter C. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 028,550
February 8, 2008
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-991D13727, and Contract No. DE-AC07-051D14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.