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Oxidation Tube with Steam Injection System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051322D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bosley, AA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This oxidation tube has a built-in steam injection system which permits the uniform generation of steam for low temperature oxidation processes, either at atmospheric or high pressures.

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Oxidation Tube with Steam Injection System

This oxidation tube has a built-in steam injection system which permits the uniform generation of steam for low temperature oxidation processes, either at atmospheric or high pressures.

Oxidation tube 10 has a quartz coil 12 inserted at one end as shown. The quartz coil 12, having about six turns inside the tube 10, allows water (H(2)O) to be injected directly into the oxidation tube to be converted into steam by the heat of tube 10. Gases used in the oxidation including HCl and oxygen/nitrogen mixtures are provided with the water by way of coil 12 and external inlets, as shown. An outlet 14 for the gases is provided at the other end of tube 10.

This apparatus avoids the formation of superheated balls of water which form when water is injected directly into tube 10 in the absence of coil 12 at temperatures less than 900 degrees C.

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