How It Works
The first step utilizes a reaction called the SCWOR (supercritical water oxidation reaction) reaction to heat and pressurize water to a supercritical fluid. This means that it is much hotter than a gas, but because it is under so much pressure, it stays a liquid. This reaction has been around for a long time and supercritical water is known to be a very good catalyst.
Adding air and fuels to supercritical water causes an instant oxidation reaction, producing large quantities of heat.
Hydrocarbons such as crude oil, natural gas or diesel can be reacted as well as bio waste streams such as process water from dairies, shredded corn husks, grasses, and even sewage. Because these various types of fuels are fed into the reactor, they don’t need to be refined prior to use.
This oxidation reaction produces enough heat to continue the reaction as long as air and fuel continue to be added. A small amount of supercritical water can then be released into our patent-pending power generator, creating power in the form of electricity.
Hydrocarbons reacting with oxygen primarily form H2O (water) and CO2 (Carbon Dioxide). Additionally, simple salts formed from other molecules present can be easily collected and used. SREUS will produce:
1. Clean drinkable water
2. Zero footprint CO2 gas when the fuel is plant matter.
3. Power in the form of electricity.
4. Trace minerals left-over from reactions.