The patented process features a set of supersonic shock nozzles and aerodynamic wind tunnels called “shock tubes.” Polluted flue gas co-flows past the shock nozzles into the “shock tube”. The shock nozzles blast a Mach-speed (faster than the speed of sound) vortex of either a choice of steam or compressed air (recognized as a “shocks mixer”) which shockwaves collide with the targeted pollutants and their customized reactants.
The supersonic collision causes instantaneous energy transfer of heat, pressure and the reaction dynamics of mass-transfer, which cause instant molecular surface chemical reaction. Customized shockwaves combined with select reagents can target select pollution emissions for capture and conversion into desirable chemical products. The high speeds involved allow for the process to be both continuous and have minimal retention time, drastically reducing equipment size, complexity, and requirements.