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Organic Chemical Synthesis using Plasma Reactors with Liquid Organic and Liquid Water

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Bruce Locke
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Electrical discharge plasma contacting liquid phases has been studied for a wide range of chemical, biomedical, environmental, and Materials synthesis applications.  The present invention utilizes a gas-water-organic plasma reactor for the conversion of alkanes into functionalized products (alcohols, aldehydes, etc.) using a pulsed plasma reactor with liquid water and flowing carrier gas. Hydrogen peroxide is also generated conjunction with the functionalized products.


  • Agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Sanitization
  • Waste water degradation