PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM SCREENING TESTS OF COMMERCIAL CATALYSTS WITH POTENTIAL USE IN GAS TURBINE COMBUSTORS. PART 1: FURNACE STUDIES OF CATALYST ACTIVITY

Thirty commercially produced monolith and pellet catalysts were tested as part of a screening process to select catalysts suitable for use in a gas turbine combustor. The catalysts were contained in a 1.8 centimeter diameter quartz tube and heated to temperatures varying between 300 and 1,200 K while a mixture of propane and air passed through the bed at space velocities of 44,000 to 70,000/hour. The amount of propane oxidized was measured as a function of catalyst temperature. Of the samples tested, the most effective catalysts proved to be noble metal catalysts on monolith substrates. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Workshop on Catalytic Combustion, Raleigh, N.C., May 25-26, 1976; Sponsored by EPA.
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    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  USA  20350
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D N
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 21 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00143138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-73410
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM