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Title: Catalyst for the reduction of sulfur dioxide to elemental sulfur

The inventive catalysts allow for the reduction of sulfur dioxide to elemental sulfur in smokestack scrubber environments. The catalysts have a very high sulfur yield of over 90% and space velocity of 10,000 h.sup.-1. They also have the capacity to convert waste gases generated during the initial conversion into elemental sulfur. The catalysts have inexpensive components, and are inexpensive to produce. The net impact of the invention is to make this technology practically available to industrial applications.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Peking, CN)
  2. (El Cerrito, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870317
Assignee:
Regents, University of California (Berkeley, CA) LBNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5494879
Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
catalyst; reduction; sulfur; dioxide; elemental; inventive; catalysts; allow; smokestack; scrubber; environments; yield; 90; space; velocity; 10; 000; -1; capacity; convert; waste; gases; generated; initial; conversion; inexpensive; components; produce; net; impact; technology; practically; available; industrial; applications; industrial applications; gases generated; waste gases; waste gas; elemental sulfur; sulfur dioxide; space velocity; inventive catalysts; inventive catalyst; /502/423/