Catalyst and Fuel Interactions to Optimize Endothermic Cooling
Technical Report,30 Sep 2012,31 May 2016
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY SALT LAKE CITY United States
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This report summarizes the main findings of an AFOSR Basic Research Initiative project in the area of endothermic fuels catalysis. The focus was on developing improved catalysts to enhance and control endothermic fuel reactions, to enhance cooling capacity for aircraft. In addition there was substantial basic mechanistic work, aimed at understanding processes responsible for catalytic activity for the reactions of interest, and for deactivation and coking of the catalysts. Finally, there was significant methods development in the areas of theory, catalyst synthesis and characterization, and methods for catalytic reaction analysis.