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Process for selectively making olefins from energy dense alcohols

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A process to perform selective catalytic oxidation of four-carbon alcohols to produce four-carbon olefins with yields greater than 90%. The process includes providing a supply of oxygen gas and a butanol fuel, atomizing and evaporating the fuel to produce a vapor, mixing the vapor with the oxygen to form a fuel mixture, reacting the fuel mixture in the presence of a heated solid Rh/Al2O3 or Al2O3 catalysts.

Inventors: 
Lee, Ivan C.; Behrens, Douglas A.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2010-08-30
Grant Date: 
2012-11-20
Grant time: 
813 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
14
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY