Patent Number: 6,309,514

Title: Process for breaking chemical bonds

Abstract: A process and reactor for chemical conversion is taught. The process allows the selective breaking of chemical bonds in a molecule by use of fast rise alternating current or fast rise pulsed direct current, each fast rise portion being selected to have a suitable voltage and frequency to break a selected chemical bond in a molecule. The reactor for carrying out such a process includes a chamber for containing the molecule and a generator for generating and applying the selected fast rise current.

Inventors: Conrad; Wayne Ernest (Hampton, CA), Phillips; Richard Stanley (Courtice, CA), Phillips; Andrew Richard Henry (Oshawa, CA), Conrad; Helmut Gerhard (Oshawa, CA)

Assignee: TI Properties, Inc.

International Classification: A62D 3/00 (20060101); B01J 19/08 (20060101); B01D 53/32 (20060101); C01B 7/09 (20060101); C01B 7/00 (20060101); C01B 13/11 (20060101); B01J 019/08 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018