Method for reacting pyrophoric gas

  • US 6,084,148 A
  • Filed: 08/19/1993
  • Issued: 07/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/07/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of reacting a pyrophoric gas comprising the steps of:

  • introducing a first flow of a first gas mixture comprising an oxidizing species into a chamber through a first inlet located at a first position;

    introducing a second flow of a second gas mixture comprising said pyrophoric gas into said chamber through a second inlet located at a second position downstream of said first position, wherein said first flow is turbulent from at least a point upstream of said second position; and

    ,combining said first and second flows to create a third flow of a third gas mixture comprising said first and said second gas mixtures, said third flow being turbulent from said second position and through at least an additional portion of said chamber, said turbulence causing said first and said second gas mixtures to mix, wherein said turbulence is sufficient to cause said pyrophoric gas to react with said oxidizing species in a controlled manner to be substantially without risk of explosion.

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