Patent Number: 7,824,631

Title: Nanocarbon generation equipment

Abstract: A nanocarbon generation equipment designed such that organic processed materials can be quickly thermally decomposed therein and the decomposed materials are then quenched and liquefied to obtain liquefied materials is disclosed. This equipment comprises thermal reactor for quickly thermally decomposing the organic processed materials, apparatus for recovering the liquefied materials which are liquefied through quenching of thermally decomposed organic processed materials, a rotary furnace to be filled with a reducing atmosphere and loaded with hydrocarbons to be obtained through vaporization of liquefied materials after impurities contained in the liquefied materials are removed, and metal balls made of a metal selected from stainless steel, iron, nickel, chromium and an optional combination thereof, wherein the hydrocarbon introduced into the rotary furnace is decomposed into carbon and hydrogen, thus enabling nanocarbon to be produced through vapor-phase growth.

Inventors: Noma; Tsuyoshi (Yokohama, JP), Ibe; Hidetoshi (Tokyo, JP), Sugiyama; Eiichi (Yokohama, JP), Imai; Tadashi (Yokohama, JP), Kojo; Kazutaka (Yokohama, JP), Imai; Kiyoshi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: B01J 19/00 (20060101); B01J 8/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00