Microwave Induced Thermal Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide
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DOD / MDA
Catalytic decomposition of highly concentrated High Test Peroxide (HTP) has hitherto been used in rocket propellant applications. This method suffers from drawbacks such as poisoning of catalyst due to the incorporation of stabilizers and inhibitors inthe highly explosive HTP and high cost that necessitate the development of non-catalytic thermal systems for decomposition of hydrogen peroxide.In this Phase I proposal, Materials Modification Inc. proposes an alternative novel technique for decomposing aqueous hydrogen peroxide (a more stable and storable form of the oxidizer) for the fabrication of a new type of liquid fuel booster system. Withresults obtained from phase I research, a prototype unit of a controllable decomposer will be designed incorporating microwave heating and its efficiency studied for subsequent use in real-time propulsion. The proposed research will yield a highly reliable for effective decomposition of hydrogen peroxide for rocket engines.
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Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA 22031
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Division of Sponsored Programs, Box 7749, Station B
John T. Childress
Nonprofit college or university