Researching the Possibility of Creating Highly Effective Catalysts for the Thermochemical Heat Regeneration and Hydrocarbon Reforming
Final rept. 30 May 2003-13 Mar 2007
LENINETZ HOLDING CO NIPGS SAINT PETERSBURG (RUSSIA) HYPERSONIC SYSTEM RESEARCH INST
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This report results from a contract tasking Leninetz Holding Company. NIPGS as follows The contractor will investigate using a two-stage fuel conversion process for cooling hypersonic air vehicle and engine structures. The two stage process has been shown to significantly reduce fuel coking while maximizing cooling capacity. In the first stage the fuel is reformed to produce methane. The second stage provides additional cooling and reforms the methane into hydrogen. The contractor will develop the catalysts, substrate and processing procedures required for the two step hydrocarbon steam reforming process. Specifically. for both the stage I and stage II reactors they will 1 develop catalytic materials for low and high temperature operation 2 develop the plasma spraying technique for applying the catalysts to the substrate material 3 manufacture samples for testing and 4 conduct tests to evaluate mechanical and catalytic properties.
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