Accession Number:

ADA482946

Title:

Detection of Specific Gases by Metal Oxide Catalysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 29 Sep 2006-30 Jun 2008

Corporate Author:

SENSOR TECH INC SAVANNAH GA

Report Date:

2008-06-28

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Unambiguous detection of specific gases has been demonstrated to occur at specific temperatures by metal oxide catalysis. Potentially useful metal oxides and their combinations were deposited for evaluation by means of combinatorial material synthesis. The resulting material libraries were then tested for desired catalytic activity using thermal spectroscopy with a differential calorimetry detector. Experimental results suggest that some gases may be optimally detected with oxides of a single metal while other gases may be optimally detected with specific combinations of at least two metal oxides.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE