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Low temperature oxidation using support molten salt catalysts

United States Patent

May 20, 2003
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Molten salt reactions are performed by supporting the molten salt on a particulate support and forming a fluidized bed of the supported salt particles. The method is particularly suitable for combusting hydrocarbon fuels at reduced temperatures, so that the formation NO.sub.x species is reduced. When certain preferred salts are used, such as alkali metal carbonates, sulfur and halide species can be captured by the molten salt, thereby reducing SO.sub.x and HCl emissions.
Weimer; Alan W. (Niwot, CO), Czerpak; Peter J. (Albany, NY), Hilbert; Patrick M. (Silver Spring, MD)
University Technology Corporation (Boulder, CO)
09/ 574,766
May 19, 2000
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The research and development leading to the subject matter disclosed herein was made under contract with the United States Department of Energy, Contract No. DEFG26-98FT40122.