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Title: METHOD OF COMBINING HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN

Abstract

A method is given for the catalytic recombination of radiolytic hydrogen and/or deulerium and oxygen resulting from the subjection or an aqueous thorium oxide or thorium oxide-uranium oxide slurry to ionizing radiation. An improved catalyst is prepared by providing paliadium nitrate in an aqueous thorium oxide sol at a concentration of at least 0.05 grams per gram of thorium oxide and contacting the sol with gaseous hydrogen to form flocculated solids. The solids are then recovered and added to the slurry to provide a palladium concentration of 100 to 1000 parts per million. Recombination is effected by the calalyst at a rate sufficient to support high nuclear reactor power densities. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4810355
Patent Number(s):
3023085
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
NSA Number:
NSA-16-008754
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CATALYSIS; DECOMPOSITION; DEUTERIUM; EFFICIENCY; GAMMA RADIATION; HYDROGEN; ION RECOMBINATION; OXYGEN; PRECIPITATION; RADIATION CHEMISTRY; RADIOLYSIS; RECOVERY; SLURRIES; THORIUM OXIDES; URANIUM OXIDES; WATER; X RADIATION

Citation Formats

McBride, J P. METHOD OF COMBINING HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
McBride, J P. METHOD OF COMBINING HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN. United States.
McBride, J P. Tue . "METHOD OF COMBINING HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is given for the catalytic recombination of radiolytic hydrogen and/or deulerium and oxygen resulting from the subjection or an aqueous thorium oxide or thorium oxide-uranium oxide slurry to ionizing radiation. An improved catalyst is prepared by providing paliadium nitrate in an aqueous thorium oxide sol at a concentration of at least 0.05 grams per gram of thorium oxide and contacting the sol with gaseous hydrogen to form flocculated solids. The solids are then recovered and added to the slurry to provide a palladium concentration of 100 to 1000 parts per million. Recombination is effected by the calalyst at a rate sufficient to support high nuclear reactor power densities. (AEC)},
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