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NOx reduction by electron beam-produced nitrogen atom injection

United States Patent

February 12, 2002
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Deactivated atomic nitrogen generated by an electron beam from a gas stream containing more than 99% N.sub.2 is injected at low temperatures into an engine exhaust to reduce NOx emissions. High NOx reduction efficiency is achieved with compact electron beam devices without use of a catalyst.
Penetrante; Bernardino M. (San Ramon, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 518,003
March 2, 2000
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.