ZAPís Plasma System

ZAPís Remotely Coupled Transferred Arc (RCTA) Plasma System is an industrial plasma system for 20,000 degrees Kelvin thermal processing of glass, minerals and synthetic compounds for NASA, USGS, the glass industry, and for nanomaterial manufacturing companies.

The RCTA Plasma was originally developed for glass industry applications and was built upon Johns Manvilleís research to replace traditional glass furnaces. Zybek Advanced Productsí capability was discovered by the USGS. The USGS needed a method for producing lunar simulant components. Hence, the relationship with USGS for NASA simulants was established. ZAPís process is a reactive process and not simply a melting process. In 2006, ZAP began its initial investment for research and development applications of its plasma system to the production of lunar simulant glass for NASA and USGS. This highly successful research delivered products to NASA and USGS. Over the next several years, ZAP with the USGS provided lunar simulant components to NASA and patented a special reactor for agglutinate production. Agglutinate materials do not exist on Earth but are an important component of the Moonís surface.

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