Catalysts for Destruction of Air Pollutants
U.S. industries and the U.S. Department of Energy must manage a variety of off-gas wastes consisting of complex volatile organic compounds. This research will investigate a new class of mesoporous uranium oxide and mesoporous sol-gel catalysts doped with uranium oxides for destruction of a range of volatile organic contaminants. including alkanes, aromatics, and chlorinated organic compounds. This research will contribute to a fundamental understanding of the mechanism and rate-limiting processes that control the reactivity and selectivity between uranium-based catalysts and the organic substrates (or pollutants).
For more information:
Putting Depleted Uranium to Use: A New Class of Uranium-based Catalysts (99 KB)
Uranium-Based Catalyst Presentation: Presented to the 2004 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 14-18, 2004 (4.40 MB)
Uranium-Based Catalysts Manuscript: Prepared for the 2004 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 14-18, 2004 (129 KB)