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Polymer network/carbon layer on monolith support and monolith catalytic reactor

United States Patent

August 26, 2003
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The present invention relates to an improved monolith catalytic reactor and a monolith support. The improvement in the support resides in a polymer network/carbon coating applied to the surface of a porous substrate and a catalytic metal, preferably a transition metal catalyst applied to the surface of the polymer network/carbon coating. The monolith support has from 100 to 800 cells per square inch and a polymer network/carbon coating with surface area of from 0.1 to 15 m.sup.2 /gram as measured by adsorption of N.sub.2 or Kr using the BET method.
Nordquist; Andrew Francis (Whitehall, PA), Wilhelm; Frederick Carl (Zionsville, PA), Waller; Francis Joseph (Allentown, PA), Machado; Reinaldo Mario (Allentown, PA)
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
09/ 867,959
May 30, 2001
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The subject matter presented in this patent application was funded in part by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC02-00CH11018. The DOE may possess certain rights underthe claims appended hereto.