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1. (WO1999007467) REACTOR INCLUDING A MESH STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING CATALYTIC PARTICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/007467    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/016335
Publication Date: Feb 18, 1999 International Filing Date: Aug 8, 1998
IPC: B01J 8/00
B01J 8/02
B01J 19/32
B01J 35/06
B22F 3/00
B22F 3/11
C04B 30/02
Applicants: ABB LUMMUS GLOBAL INC.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY
Inventors: MURRELL, Lawrence, L.
DAUTZENBERG, Frits, M.
OVERBEEK, Rudolf, A.
TATARCHUK, Bruce, J.
Title: REACTOR INCLUDING A MESH STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING CATALYTIC PARTICLES
Abstract:
A catalytic reactor and process wherein the reactor contains a fixed catalyst bed comprised of at least one layer of a mesh having catalyst particles and/or catalyst fibers retained in the interstices of the mesh, wherein the catalyst particles have an average particle size of no greater than 200 microns and the fibers have a diameter of no greater than 500 microns and wherein the wire mesh layer has a void volume of at least 45 %.