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1. (WO1989011781) IMPROVED CATALYTIC CONVERTER WITH SCREEN ENCLOSURE HOLDING PELLETS UNDER TENSION

Pub. No.:    WO/1989/011781    International Application No.:    PCT/US1989/002051
Publication Date: Dec 14, 1989 International Filing Date: May 12, 1989
IPC: F01N 3/28
Applicants: CHECKI, Edward, T.
Inventors: CHECKI, Edward, T.
Title: IMPROVED CATALYTIC CONVERTER WITH SCREEN ENCLOSURE HOLDING PELLETS UNDER TENSION
Abstract:
A catalytic converter (10) having within a housing (14) a pellet enclosure (26) which is of resilient screen, the enclosure compressing a body of pellets (12) such that the pellets are held firmly in place under tension. The screen enclosure is compressed by the housing to increase tension on the body of pellets. In preferred embodiments the screen enclosure and body of pellets are tubular, with one edge (34) compressed unwardly by a tubular housing wall (16). The screen enclosure and body of pellets are preferably tapered.