SUPPORTED MOLTEN SALT CATALYSIS OF ENDOTHERMIC REACTION OF HIGH ENERGY-DENSITY AVIATION FUELS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$74,221.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8223
Solicitation Year:
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Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Accel Catalysis
Technology Innovative Ctr - Un, Iowa City, IA, 52242
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DANIEL M LABRUSH
(319) 335-0199
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
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Abstract
THE PROPOSED WORK INVOLVES APPLICATION OF SUPPORTED MOLTEN SALT CATALYSIS TO THE CATALYTIC ENDOTHERMIC DEHYDROGENATION OF HIGH ENERGY-DENSITY AVIATION FUELS. THE CATALYSTS OF INTEREST ARE HETEROGENEOUSLY DISPERSED PLATINUM AND NICKEL, TO BE USED ALONE OR IN BIMETALLIC CLUSTERS. THE MOLTEN SALTS TO BE USED INCLUDE BINARY AND TERNARY EUTECTICS INVOLVING ALKALI METAL CHLORIDES AND HYDROXIDES. THE SUPPORTS TO BE EVALUATED ARE SILICA, ALUMINA, AND MONOITH OR HONEYCOMB SUPPORTS HAVING SILICA OR ALUMINA SURFACES. THE ENDOTHERMIC FUELS TO BE EXAMINED ARE METHYLCYCLOHEXAND (MCH), DECAHYDRONAPHTHALENE (DEC), AND METHANOINDANE (JP-10). THE ENDOTHERMIC DEHYDROGENATION - RETRO-DIELS-ALDER COUPLED REACTION OF JP-10 WILL BE EXAMINED FOR THE PURE FUEL AND FOR MIXTURES WITH MCH AND DEC. THE METHODOLOGY USED WILL PERMIT EVALUATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF VARIOUS SYSTEMATIC AND OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS ON CATALYTIC ACTICITY, RATES OF COMPETING SIDE REACTIONS, AND THE RATE OF CATALYST DEACTIVATION. THE OBJECTIVES WILL INVOLVE DETERMINATION OF THE CONDITIONS REQUIRED FOR OPTIMAL UTILIZATION OF THE CHEMICAL HEAT SINKS OF THE CANDIDATE FUELS.

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