Accession Number:

AD0603150

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THE PARA-ORTHO SHIFT OF HYDROGEN.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 62-Nov 63,

Corporate Author:

AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC ALLENTOWN PA

Report Date:

1964-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

The report presents the results of a program for the development of catalysts for the promotion of the low temperature para-ortho reaction of hydrogen. The program resulted in the preparation and testing of a catalyst with an activity 13.7 times greater on a weight basis than the best commercial material. Detailed mechanism studies resulted in a model for the conversion reaction which successfully predicts the kinetic behavior over a wide range of flow rate, pressure, and catalyst particle size. Catalyst poisoning studies further elucidated the reaction mechanism, and indicate a rate reduction probably due to the blocking of the mouths of the catalyst pores. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE