Accession Number : ADD004747

Title :   Method for Production of Acetylene by Laser Irradiation.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Manuccia,Thomas J

Report Date : 24 Jan 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This patent describes production of acetylene by pyrolytic cracking of hydrocarbons following laser volumertric heating by: doping the feed stock with an absorbing gas such as ethylene to absorb laser radiation in a controlled manner; applying laser radiation in the form of a sheet with a thickness from about 5 to about 20 mm perpendicular to the flow direction of the feed stock; maintaining a reaction temperature around 1800 to 200 K by adjusting the energy output of the laser; and maintaining the temperature of the reaction chamber walls below 1000 K.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Acetylene, *Lasers, *Gas generating systems, Catalytic cracking

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE