Design of Para-Orthohydrogen Catalytic Reactors

  • A. H. Singleton
  • A. Lapin
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 11)


A new and highly active catalyst for the promotion of the low-temperature para-orthohydrogen conversion has been developed recently [1,2]. This paper treats the problem of the design of adiabatic catalytic reactors for this reaction, with particular emphasis on the application of this catalyst. Included in the paper is a description of the experimental test stand, typical reaction rate data and their analysis, and a discussion of the application of the adiabatic reaction to open hydrogen systems in which low-temperature refrigeration is recovered from the hydrogen.


Reynolds Number Test Section Particle Reynolds Number Surge Tank Reynolds Number Effect 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Singleton
    • 1
  • A. Lapin
    • 1
  1. 1.Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.AllentownUSA

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