Flow Conversion Kinetics of Ortho and Parahydrogen

  • D. H. Weitzel
  • J. H. Blake
  • M. Konecnik
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 4)


This and the following paper are progress reports in our continuing study of the catalyzed conversion of ortho and parahydrogen. Last year1 we presented some converter design data based on experiments with a new hydrous ferric oxide gel catalyst. These data consisted of space velocity versus conversion curves for ortho to para conversions at various temperatures, two feeds, liquid and vapor phase, and gave a comparison between results obtained under approximately isothermal and adiabatic conditions.


Space Velocity Order Rate Constant Para Conversion Cryogenic Engineer Para Feed 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Weitzel
    • 1
  • J. H. Blake
    • 1
  • M. Konecnik
    • 1
  1. 1.CEL National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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