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Thermal plasma process for recovering monomers and high value carbons from polymeric materials

United States Patent

September 3, 2002
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The present invention relates to a method of recycling polymeric waste products into monomers and high value forms of carbon by pyrolytic conversion using an induction coupled RF plasma heated reactor.
Knight; Richard (Philadelphia, PA), Grossmann; Elihu D. (Narberth, PA), Guddeti; Ravikishan R. (Philadelphia, PA)
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
09/ 588,821
June 7, 2000
This invention was supported in part by funds from the U.S. government (Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER12205) and the U.S. government may therefore have certain rights in the invention.