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Development of new type passive autocatalytic recombiner, 1; Characterization of monolithic catalyst

Kamiji, Yu; Taniguchi, Masashi*; Nishihata, Yasuo; Nagaishi, Ryuji ; Tanaka, Hirohisa*; Hirata, Shingo*; Hara, Mikiya; Hino, Ryutaro

For hydrogen mitigation, a new type passive autocatalytic recombiner is under development. In this study, the activation energy of hydrogen-oxygen recombination reaction was examined to clarify the basic characteristics of the catalyst. In addition, the degradation of the catalyst by $$gamma$$-ray irradiation simulating the environmental condition in nuclear power plants was also examined. As a result, the activation energy was experimentally estimated at 5.75 kJ/mol. Besides, no significant differences were observed in the compositional distribution from the EPMA results between the non-irradiated and the irradiated catalyst. However, the irradiated catalyst showed much more activity because of larger specific surface area of the catalyst and surface area of the precious metals. It showed that $$gamma$$-ray irradiation up to 1.0 MGy can increase activity of the catalyst.



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