Sample records for supports catalyst
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Novos materiais à base de nanofibras de carbono como suporte de catalisador na decomposição da hidrazina/ Carbon nanofibers a new catalyst support for hydrazine decomposition

Vieira, Ricardo; Pham-Huu, Cuong; Keller, Nicolas; Ledoux, Marc J.
2003-10-01

Resumo em inglês Today satellites propulsion is based on the use of monopropellant and/or bipropellant chemical systems. The maneuvering of satellite is based on the hydrazine decomposition micropropulsors catalyzed by metallic iridium supported on g-alumina. This reaction is a surface reaction and is strongly exothermic and implies that the operation of the micropropulsor is controlled by the mass and heat diffusions. For this reason and for the fact that the propulsor operation is frequ (mais) ently in pulsed regime, the catalyst should support high pressure and temperature variations within a short time period. The performance and the durability of the commercial catalyst are jeopardized by the low thermal conductivity of the alumina. The low thermal conductivity of the alumina support restricts the heat diffusion and leads to the formation of hot spots on the catalyst surface causing the metal sintering and/or fractures of the support, resulting in loss of the activity and catalyst destruction. This work presents the synthesis and characterization of new carbon composite support for the active element iridium, in substitution of the commercial catalysts alumina based support. These supports are constituted of carbon nanofibers (30 to 40 nm diameter) supported on a macroscopic carbon felt. These materials present high thermal conductivity and mechanical resistance, as well as the easiness to be shaped with different macroscopic shapes. The mechanical stability and the performance of the iridium supported on the carbon composite support, evaluated in a laboratory scale test in hydrazine decomposition reaction, are superior compared to the commercial catalyst.

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Imobilização de enzimas em suportes cromatográficos: uma ferramenta na busca por substâncias bioativas/ Immobilization of the enzymes on chromatographic supports: a tool to research of inhibitor compounds

Cardoso, Carmen Lúcia; Moraes, Marcela C. de; Cass, Quezia B.
2009-01-01

Resumo em inglês The development and characterization of bioreactors or IMER (immobilized enzyme reactors) as research tools are important in the scope of medicinal chemistry and constitute an alternative for the rational development of drugs. This approach does not require highly purified enzymes or a great amount of protein, but increase the enzymatic stability against heat, organic solvents and pH, without too much loss of catalyst activity. Immobilized enzyme reactors (IMER) can be us (mais) ed for the accomplishment of high efficiency screening on-line and, thus inhibitors can be quickly identified. Here, we emphasize the development of IMER by use of different methods of immobilization and chromatographic supports. Their applications, in different areas of research, are also fully discussed.

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Efeito da técnica de aeração sobre a macroestrutura e a permeabilidade de espumas cerâmicas produzidas via "gelcasting"/ Effect of aeration technique on the macrostructure and permeability of gelcast ceramic foams

Ortega, F. S.; Innocentini, M. D. M.; Valenzuela, F. A. O.; Pandolfelli, V. C.
2002-06-01

Resumo em português A produção de espumas cerâmicas através da aeração de suspensões associada ao processo "gelcasting" pode proporcionar cerâmicas porosas celulares com excelentes propriedades mecânicas, em uma ampla faixa de densidades. Entretanto, o uso deste material em aplicações específicas, como filtragem, isolamento térmico e suporte para catálise, requer adequações macroestruturais que favoreçam as propriedades desejadas, tais como permeabilidade, condutividade tér (mais) mica e área superficial. Tais propriedades decorrem de características como densidade, distribuição de tamanho de célula e conectividade entre células vizinhas, as quais são definidas durante a produção da espuma. Neste trabalho estudou-se a influência do processo de aeração sobre a macroestrutura da espuma cerâmica. Foram utilizados dois tipos de aerador, sendo um do tipo planetário e outro constituído de um borbulhador acoplado a um agitador mecânico. Suspensões de alumina contendo diferentes concentrações de agente espumante foram submetidas a ciclos de agitação nos dois tipos de aerador. Após a gelificação, os corpos obtidos foram sinterizados e avaliados quanto à permeabilidade ao ar e quanto à distribuição de tamanho de célula utilizando as técnicas de análise de imagem e de porosimetria de mercúrio. Os resultados mostram que o processo de aeração pode influenciar sensivelmente a densidade e o tamanho médio dos poros, com efeitos significativos sobre a permeabilidade do material. Verificou-se ainda que a caracterização da distribuição de tamanho de poro por porosimetria de mercúrio e por microscopia ótica leva a diferentes resultados, mas que ambas as técnicas podem ser úteis, dependendo do objetivo com que são usadas. Resumo em inglês The production of porous ceramics through the aeration of suspensions associated with the gelcasting process provides cellular porous ceramics with excellent properties and a wide range of densities. Nonetheless, the use of this material in applications such as filtering, thermal insulation, or catalyst supports requires a macrostructural tailoring in order to favor specific properties, such as permeability, thermal conductivity or specific surface area. These properties (mais) are determined by characteristics such as density, pore size distribution and connectivity between neighboring cells, which are defined during foam formation. The aim of this work was to assess the influence of the aeration process on the macrostructure of ceramic foams. A planetary mixer and a stirring vessel with a bubbling ring at the bottom surface were studied in this work. Alumina suspensions containing different foaming agent concentrations were submitted to mixing cycles in both foam generators. After gelling, samples were sintered and had their pore size distribution evaluated using image analysis and mercury porosimetry. The air permeability was also evaluated. The results showed that the aeration process may strongly influence the density and the mode pore size, having a significant effect on the material's permeability. It was observed that mercury porosimetry and image analysis lead to different pore size distributions. However, both results are useful, depending on the aim of the analysis.

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Catalisadores metalocênicos: aspectos gerais e heterogeneização/ Metallocene catalysts: general aspects and heterogenization

Marques, Maria de Fátima V.; C. Junior, Patricia Aragão; Guimarães, Maria José C.; Coutinho, Fernanda M. B.
1998-01-01

Resumo em português Este trabalho apresenta uma discussão sobre aspectos gerais da nova tecnologia de síntese de polímeros com microestrutura e propriedades controladas, obtidos via sistema catalítico metaloceno/MAO. Mostra a importância da heterogeneização desses sistemas para possibilitar o seu emprego na produção industrial de uma ampla classe de materiais poliméricos. São discutidas ainda as principais características dos suportes mais empregados para esses catalisadores. Resumo em inglês This work presents a discussion about the general aspects of the new technology for the synthesis of polymers with controlled microstructure and properties, obtained by metallocene/MAO catalyst system. It shows the relevance of heterogenization of these systems to allow their application for industrial production of a large range of polymer materials. The characteristics of the more used supports for these catalysts are also discussed.

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