SUPPORTED MOLTEN SALT DEHYDROGENTATION OF METHANOL

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8224
Amount: $596,102.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Technology Innovation Ctr - Un, Iowa City, IA, 52242
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel M Labrush
 (319) 335-0199
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PROPOSED WORK INVOLVES APPLICATION OF SUPPORTED MOLTEN SALT CATALYSIS TO THE CATALYTIC ENDOTHERMIC DEHYDROGENATION OF METHANOL. THE CATALYSTS OF INTEREST INCLUDE EUTECTICS COMPOSED OF CU(+1) SALTS WITH HOMOGENEOUSLY DISPERSED ZN(+2) SALTS OR HETEROGENEOUSLY DISPERSED ZNO. IN ADDITION, THE STUDY WILL INCLUDE EVALUATION OF HETEROGENEOUS DISPERSIONS OF METALLIC PALLADIUM IN BINARY AND TERNARY EUTECTICS INVOLVING ALKALI METAL CHLORIDES AND HYDROXIDES. THE SUPPORTS TO BE EVALUATED ARE SILICA, ALUMINA, AND MONOLITH OR HONEYCOMB SUPPORTS HAVING SILICA OR ALUMINA SURFACES. THE METHODOLOGY USED WILL PERMIT EVALUATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF VARIOUS SYSTEMATIC AND OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS ON CATALYTIC ACTIVITY, 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 ASSOCAITED WITH METHANOL DEHYDROGENATION.

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