Plasma Chemistry
Source: Argonne National Laboratory
Date: 12/1/93    Record No.: 10023
Contact: John Harkness, 708-252-7636

Plasma Chemistry
Waste Treatment for H2S--big electric load-- Based on Russian work--ANL has a proprietary position. Needs demo. Individual reactors 1-2 MW (EPRI/Houston & Ami Amarnath are aware of the project).
Destec gasifier repowering produces H2S--Microwave technology could recover chemical/fuel value of H2 (no current H2S treatment process can do this).

Other applications for plasmas and microwaves: degrading plastics for recycling, novel materials, hazardous waste disposal. (Research Cottrell/PETC project tried radio waves on stack gas, and got more NOx.)

Topics: END USE