Accession Number : AD0426966


Title :   CATALYTIC COMBUSTION HEAT SOURCES FOR THERMAL ENERGY CONVERTERS.


Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 2, 1 July-30 Sep 63,


Corporate Author : FRANKLIN INST PHILADELPHIA PA LABS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT


Personal Author(s) : Reddi, Mullapudi M ; Baker, Robert A


Report Date : Jun 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : Investigations leading to the ddevelopment of a catalytic burner using leaded gasoline as a fuel for use with thermoelectric generators are reported. Experimental results on two vanadia catalysts are given for extended testing. During 200 hours of operation, overall oxidation efficiencies of 85 to 90% were obtained at spo1e velocities of 24,000 hr to the -1 power and 20,500 hr to the -1 power. (Author)


Descriptors :   *HEATERS , *GENERATORS , *COMBUSTION , *CATALYSTS , HEAT , GELS , GASOLINE , THERMOELECTRICITY , OXIDES , ENERGY , ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS , VANADIUM COMPOUNDS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE