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Title: Supported molten-metal catalysts

Abstract

An entirely new class of catalysts called supported molten-metal catalysts, SMMC, which can replace some of the existing precious metal catalysts used in the production of fuels, commodity chemicals, and fine chemicals, as well as in combating pollution. SMMC are based on supporting ultra-thin films or micro-droplets of the relatively low-melting (<600.degree. C.), inexpensive, and abundant metals and semimetals from groups 1, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, of the periodic table, or their alloys and intermetallic compounds, on porous refractory supports, much like supported microcrystallites of the traditional solid metal catalysts. It thus provides orders of magnitude higher surface area than is obtainable in conventional reactors containing molten metals in pool form and also avoids corrosion. These have so far been the chief stumbling blocks in the application of molten metal catalysts.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Iowa City, IA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Iowa
OSTI Identifier:
873673
Patent Number(s):
6218326
Assignee:
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-96ER12184
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
supported; molten-metal; catalysts; entirely; called; smmc; replace; existing; precious; metal; production; fuels; commodity; chemicals; fine; combating; pollution; based; supporting; ultra-thin; films; micro-droplets; low-melting; <600degree; inexpensive; abundant; metals; semimetals; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; periodic; alloys; intermetallic; compounds; porous; refractory; supports; microcrystallites; traditional; solid; provides; magnitude; surface; obtainable; conventional; reactors; containing; molten; pool; form; avoids; corrosion; chief; stumbling; blocks; application; molten metal; intermetallic compound; /502/

Citation Formats

Datta, Ravindra, Singh, Ajeet, Halasz, Istvan, and Serban, Manuela. Supported molten-metal catalysts. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Datta, Ravindra, Singh, Ajeet, Halasz, Istvan, & Serban, Manuela. Supported molten-metal catalysts. United States.
Datta, Ravindra, Singh, Ajeet, Halasz, Istvan, and Serban, Manuela. Mon . "Supported molten-metal catalysts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873673.
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abstractNote = {An entirely new class of catalysts called supported molten-metal catalysts, SMMC, which can replace some of the existing precious metal catalysts used in the production of fuels, commodity chemicals, and fine chemicals, as well as in combating pollution. SMMC are based on supporting ultra-thin films or micro-droplets of the relatively low-melting (<600.degree. C.), inexpensive, and abundant metals and semimetals from groups 1, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, of the periodic table, or their alloys and intermetallic compounds, on porous refractory supports, much like supported microcrystallites of the traditional solid metal catalysts. It thus provides orders of magnitude higher surface area than is obtainable in conventional reactors containing molten metals in pool form and also avoids corrosion. These have so far been the chief stumbling blocks in the application of molten metal catalysts.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
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