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## Experimental investigation of the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide

### Dorota Zieziula

#### Abstract

A lot of research on “green” propellants for space rocket technology is continuously in progress, in the future they can be used as an alternatives for hydrazine and its derivatives. One of the very promising substitute for hydrazine as a rocket propellant for satellite applications is hydrogen peroxide of HTP (High Test Peroxide) class. Hydrogen peroxide of 98% concentration can be applied as an effective oxidizer and monopropellant. Highly concentrated. Hydrogen peroxide is very stable when its chemically pure and handled with special equipment. Hydrogen peroxide of HTP class is characterized by high performance, low corrosive properties, is non-toxic and safer to use than hydrazine. Furthermore, the products of decomposition are environmentally friendly, and this green propellant is cheaper than hydrazine. In the future HTP may be applied instead of hydrazine as monopropellant or as a very effective oxidizer in bipropellant engines. Hydrogen peroxide in various concentrations was used in many chemical rocket propulsions, but using hydrogen peroxide in concentration above 90% requires to use catalysts for its decomposition. The aim of this thesis was to conduct an experiment, analysis of data and to generate graphs for temperature and pressure of each experiment. Several catalytic beds with different diameter and length were used. The medium used in every experiment was hydrogen peroxide in concentration of 98%. The thesis includes a scheme and a description of the research position and characteristic of the catalytic beds.
Diploma type
Engineer's / Bachelor of Science
Diploma type
Engineer's thesis
Author
Dorota Zieziula (FPAE) Dorota Zieziula,, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering (FPAE)
Title in Polish
Supervisor
Jan Kindracki (FPAE/IHE) Jan Kindracki,, The Institute of Heat Engineering (FPAE/IHE)Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering (FPAE)
Certifying unit
Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering (FPAE)
Affiliation unit
The Institute of Heat Engineering (FPAE/IHE)
Study subject / specialization
, Lotnictwo i Kosmonautyka
Language
(pl) Polish
Status
Finished
Defense Date
16-02-2016
Issue date (year)
2016
Pages
56
Internal identifier
MEL; PD-3467
Reviewers
Jan Kindracki (FPAE/IHE) Jan Kindracki,, The Institute of Heat Engineering (FPAE/IHE)Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering (FPAE) Piotr Wolański (FPAE/IHE) Piotr Wolański,, The Institute of Heat Engineering (FPAE/IHE)Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering (FPAE)
Keywords in Polish
Keywords in English
hydrogen peroxide,catalytic decomposition, monopropellant
Abstract in Polish
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https://repo.pw.edu.pl/info/bachelor/WUTef8ab7c052174c9eb9b89fcb5386dcf8/
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urn:pw-repo:WUTef8ab7c052174c9eb9b89fcb5386dcf8

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