OE37 An Appraisal of the Radial Heat Transfer Properties of Metallic Open-celled Foams in View of the Intensification of Strongly Exo-/Endo-thermic Catalytic Processes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 11:00 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 2 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Enrico Bianchi, Carlo Giorgio Visconti, Gianpiero Groppi and Enrico Tronconi, Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Metallic open-pore foams are attractive as structured catalyst supports because of their high geometric surface areas, high void-fractions, high gas/solid heat- and mass-transfer rates and enhanced heat transfer properties. The purpose of this work is to characterize the heat exchange properties of foams with different geometries and fabrication materials.

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