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An apparatus for cooling a reactive mixture, comprising: a reactor configured to form the reactive mixture; a quench chamber comprising a frusto-conical body having a wide end, a narrow end, and a quench region formed between the wide and narrow end, wherein the quench chamber is configured to receive the reactive mixture from the plasma reactor through a reactive mixture inlet into the quench region, to receive a conditioning fluid through at least one fluid inlet, and to flow the conditioning fluid into the quench region, wherein the frusto-conical body is configured to produce a turbulent flow within the quench region with the flow of the conditioning fluid into the quench region, thereby promoting the quenching of the reactive mixture to form a cooled gas-particle mixture; and a suction generator configured to force the cooled gas-particle mixture out of the quench chamber.

Title
Highly turbulent quench chamber
Application Number
12/151935
Publication Number
9180423 (B2)
Application Date
May 8, 2008
Publication Date
November 10, 2015
Inventor
Frederick P Layman
Carefree
AZ, US
Maximilian A Biberger
Scottsdale
AZ, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
SDCmaterials
AZ, US
IPC
F28D 7/08
F28D 7/02
B01J 25/02
B01J 25/00
F28F 27/00
F28D 15/00
B22F 9/12
B01J 19/00
B01J 19/08
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