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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Ir-Ru/Al2O3 catalysts used in satellite propulsion|
|Author:||Soares Neto, T.G.|
|Abstract:||Ir/Al2O3, Ir-Ru/Al2O3 and Ru/Al2O3, catalysts with total metal contents of 30% were prepared using the methods of incipient wetness and incipient coimpregnation wetness and were tested in a 2N microthruster. Their performances were then compared with that of the Shell 405 commercial catalyst (30% Ir/Al2O3). Tests were performed in continuous and pulsed regimes, where there are steep temperature and pressure gradients, from ambient values up to 650 ºC and 14 bar. Performance stability, thrust produced, temperature and stagnation pressure in the chamber and losses of mass were analyzed and compared to the corresponding parameters in Shell 405 tests. It was observed that the performance of all the above-mentioned catalysts was comparable to that of the commercial one, except for in loss of mass, where the values was higher, which was attributed to the lower mechanical resistance of the support.|
iridium-ruthenium bimetallic catalyst
|Editor:||Brazilian Society of Chemical Engineering|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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