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Title: APPARATUS FOR CATALYTICALLY COMBINING GASES

A convection type recombiner is described for catalytically recombining hydrogen and oxygen which have been radiolytically decomposed in an aqueous homogeneous nuclear reactor. The device is so designed that the energy of recombination is used to circulate the gas mixture over the catalyst. The device consists of a vertical cylinder having baffles at its lower enda above these coarse screens having platinum and alumina pellets cemented thereon, and an annular passage for the return of recombined, condensed water to the reactor moderator system. This devicea having no moving parts, provides a simple and efficient means of removing the danger of accumulated hot radioactive, explosive gases, and restoring them to the moderator system for reuse.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4301275
Report Number(s):
US 2847284
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ALUMINUM OXIDES; BARRIERS; CATALYSIS; CONDENSERS; CONVECTION; CYLINDERS; ENERGY; GASES; HOMOGENEOUS REACTORS; HYDROGEN; MIXING; OXYGEN; PELLETS; PLATINUM; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVITY; REACTORS; WATER; WATER MODERATOR