Patent in Plasma Technology Awarded to Stevens Interdisciplinary Team
December 21, 2004
Recently, a patent for a Segmented electrode capillary discharge, non-thermal plasma apparatus and process for promoting chemical reactions (plasma reactor) was awarded to Christos Christodoulatos, Erich Kunhardt, George Korfiatis, and Richard Crowe (From bottom-right towards left). "This is an excellent example of a building block of the Techogenesis environment at Stevens," commented Dean Korfiatis. The Stevens plasma reactor is more energy efficient than conventional devices and does not require a carrier gas to remain stable at atmospheric pressure. It has a wide range of application, such as the destruction of pollutants in a fluid, the generation of ozone, the pretreatment of air for modifying or improving combustion, the destruction of various organic compounds, and surface cleaning of objects.