Accession Number:

AD0269507

Title:

STUDY OF A CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION SYSTEM

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BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO

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Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An engineering model of a system for reducing CO2 at a rate of 500 ccmin by reaction with H over heated catalysts was developed. The primary products of the reaction were solid C and water vapor. To recover breathable O, condensed water vapor would be fed to an electrolysis cell the H by-product of the electrolysis would then be used to reduce more CO2 Solid carbon is removed periodically from the apparatus and discarded. In the final test, the apparatus was operated continuously for a period of 11 hr. at about 10 above the target conversion rate. We estimate that the C deposits could be accumulated for at least 2 days in the present reactor before interrupting the process for removal of C and renewal of catalyst. With appropriate maintenance procedures, the apparatus shou d operate for the specified maximum of 3 yr without difficulty. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE