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Apparatus for high flux photocatalytic pollution control using a rotating fluidized bed reactor

United States Patent

June 24, 2003
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An apparatus based on optimizing photoprocess energetics by decoupling of the process energy efficiency from the DRE for target contaminants. The technique is applicable to both low- and high-flux photoreactor design and scale-up. An apparatus for high-flux photocatalytic pollution control is based on the implementation of multifunctional metal oxide aerogels and other media in conjunction with a novel rotating fluidized particle bed reactor.
Tabatabaie-Raissi; Ali (Melbourne, FL), Muradov; Nazim Z. (Melbourne, FL), Martin; Eric (Indialantic, FL)
09/ 775,099
February 1, 2001
This invention relates to processes and apparatus for photocatalytic, thermocatalytic or combined photo- and thermocatalytic treatment of fluids containing undesirable compounds for pollution control and energy production applications and was made with the financial support of the U.S. Department of Defense, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division under contract number N00174-91-C-0161, Office of Naval Research under Augmentation Awards for Science and Engineering Research Training Program, contract number N00014-93-1-0907, and Army Research Office under Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, contract number DAAH04-96-1-0295.