Heavy oil cracking device scaleup with multiple electrical discharge modules Patent uri icon


  • Provided is an approach for scaling up a multiphase plasma chemical reactor that uses gas bubble discharge in liquids. One example involves single spark gap discharge scale up systems and processes with suitable characteristic parameters. Scaling parameters are based on the size change of one spark gap. Another example involves scale-up systems and processes that can be applied to multiple spark gaps with multiple discharge modules and its dimension information. Numbers of modules and resulting device sizes could be based on required production rate and specific energy input. Applications allow for scaling up of any plasma chemical system or process with similar mechanisms and reactors, such oil treatment reactors.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, K., Staack, D., Jemison, H., Bhuiyan, S. I., & Martens, C.

complete list of authors

  • Wang, K||Staack, D||Jemison, H||Bhuiyan, SI||Martens, C

publication date

  • February 2021