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Increased thermal conductivity monolithic zeolite structures

United States Patent

November 25, 2008
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A monolith comprises a zeolite, a thermally conductive carbon, and a binder. The zeolite is included in the form of beads, pellets, powders and mixtures thereof. The thermally conductive carbon can be carbon nano-fibers, diamond or graphite which provide thermal conductivities in excess of about 100 W/mK to more than 1,000 W/mK. A method of preparing a zeolite monolith includes the steps of mixing a zeolite dispersion in an aqueous colloidal silica binder with a dispersion of carbon nano-fibers in water followed by dehydration and curing of the binder is given.
Klett; James (Knoxville, TN), Klett; Lynn (Knoxville, TN), Kaufman; Jonathan (Leonardtown, MD)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 510,924
August 28, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DEAC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy.