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Apparatus for stream conversion and methods of use

United States Patent Application

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An apparatus and a method of using the apparatus are provided for converting a gas stream containing hydrocarbons to a reaction product containing effluent molecules having at least one carbon atom, having at least one interior surface and at least one exterior surface, a first electrode and a second electrode with the first and second electrodes being selectively movable in relation to each other and positioned within the housing so as to be spatially disposed a predetermined distance from each other, a plasma discharge generator between the first and second electrodes, gas stream introducer and a collector for collecting the reaction product effluent produced by the reaction of the gas stream containing hydrocarbons with the plasma discharge between the first and second electrodes.
Mallinson, Richard G. (Norman, OK), Lobban, Lance (Norman, OK), Liu, Chang-Jun (Tianjin, CN)
10/ 033,278
December 21, 2001
[0002] This invention was developed through assistance with the U.S. Department of Energy, under contract number DE-FG21-94MC31170.