Basic theory, recent history and preliminary economics of three-phase AC plasma reactor/furnaces

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 84, No. 950, 1991

W.G. Brown, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Review of prototype testing of two types of three-phase, argon-stabilized reactor/fun wee indicates specialized advantages for both, as compared with existing metallurgical furnace technology. They are: the direct-arc, plasma-torch furnace (Krupp); and the indirect, plasma extended-arc reactor (PEAR), developed at the University of Toronto.
Keywords: Metallurgy, Furnace technology, Plasma reactor furnaces, Plasma extended-arc reactor (PEAR), Plasma torch furnaces, Krupp Research Institute, Economics.