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CATALYTIC BURNER

United States Patent Application

20150330623
A1
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A catalytic burner includes a porous diffuser member and a porous distributor member. At least one seal extends between the porous diffuser member and the porous distributor member thereby defining an oxidation chamber. Catalyst media particles for catalyzing an oxidation reaction of a fuel stream to produce heat and an exhaust stream is disposed within the oxidation chamber. The catalyst media particles comprise carrier particles. The carrier particles comprise refractory material, and at least some of the carrier particles have thereon an outer coating comprising an oxidation catalyst. The catalyst media particles have a void fraction of at least 0.6.
Beaber, Aaron R. (Minneapolis, MN), Wood, Thomas E. (Stillwater, MN), Schendel, Adam C. (Big Lake, MN), Veeraraghavan, Badri (Woodbury, MN), Hajime, Evan Koon Lun Yuuji (Woodbury, MN)
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (ST. Paul MN)
14/ 651,543
November 21, 2013
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-EE0003491, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.