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Method and apparatus for decoupled thermo-catalytic pollution control

United States Patent

July 11, 2006
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A new method for design and scale-up of thermocatalytic processes is disclosed. The method is based on optimizing process energetics by decoupling of the process energetics from the DRE for target contaminants. The technique is applicable to high temperature thermocatalytic reactor design and scale-up. The method is based on the implementation of polymeric and other low-pressure drop support for thermocatalytic media as well as the multifunctional catalytic 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)
University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
09/ 775,136
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-C0161, 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 UniversitResearch Instrumentation Program, contract number DAAH04-96-1-0295, and is a Continuation-In-Part of Provisional Application 60/107,236 filed Nov. 5, 1998, which is a Continuation-In-Part of Provisional Application 60/081,324 filed Apr. 10, 1998.