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1. US20200312638 - PLASMA REACTORS HAVING RECUPERATORS

Office United States of America
Application Number 16805670
Application Date 28.02.2020
Publication Number 20200312638
Publication Date 01.10.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
H01J 37/32
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
37Discharge tubes with provision for introducing objects or material to be exposed to the discharge, e.g. for the purpose of examination or processing thereof
32Gas-filled discharge tubes
CPC
H01J 37/32229
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
37Discharge tubes with provision for introducing objects or material to be exposed to the discharge, e.g. for the purpose of examination or processing thereof
32Gas-filled discharge tubes, ; e.g. for surface treatment of objects such as coating, plating, etching, sterilising or bringing about chemical reactions
32009Arrangements for generation of plasma specially adapted for examination or treatment of objects, e.g. plasma sources
32192Microwave generated discharge
32211Means for coupling power to the plasma
32229Waveguides
H01J 37/32844
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
37Discharge tubes with provision for introducing objects or material to be exposed to the discharge, e.g. for the purpose of examination or processing thereof
32Gas-filled discharge tubes, ; e.g. for surface treatment of objects such as coating, plating, etching, sterilising or bringing about chemical reactions
32431Constructional details of the reactor
32798Further details of plasma apparatus not provided for in groups H01J37/3244 - H01J37/32788; special provisions for cleaning or maintenance of the apparatus
32816Pressure
32834Exhausting
32844Treating effluent gases
H01J 2237/1502
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
2237Discharge tubes exposing object to beam, e.g. for analysis treatment, etching, imaging
15Means for deflecting or directing discharge
1502Mechanical adjustments
H01J 37/32623
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
37Discharge tubes with provision for introducing objects or material to be exposed to the discharge, e.g. for the purpose of examination or processing thereof
32Gas-filled discharge tubes, ; e.g. for surface treatment of objects such as coating, plating, etching, sterilising or bringing about chemical reactions
32431Constructional details of the reactor
32623Mechanical discharge control means
H01J 37/32449
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
37Discharge tubes with provision for introducing objects or material to be exposed to the discharge, e.g. for the purpose of examination or processing thereof
32Gas-filled discharge tubes, ; e.g. for surface treatment of objects such as coating, plating, etching, sterilising or bringing about chemical reactions
32431Constructional details of the reactor
3244Gas supply means
32449Gas control, e.g. control of the gas flow
Applicants ReCarbon, Inc.
Inventors George Stephen Leonard, III
Stefan Andrew McClelland
Jae Mo Koo
Title
(EN) PLASMA REACTORS HAVING RECUPERATORS
Abstract
(EN)

A plasma generating system includes a waveguide for transmitting a microwave energy therethrough and an inner wall disposed within the waveguide to define a plasma cavity, where a plasma is generated within the plasma cavity using the microwave energy. The plasma generating system further includes: an adaptor having a gas outlet through which an exhaust gas processed by the plasma exits the plasma cavity; and a recuperator directly attached to the adaptor and having a gas passageway that is in fluid communication with the gas outlet in the adaptor. The recuperator recovers heat energy from the exhaust gas and heats an input gas using the heat energy.

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