Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 1571-1578

Effect of the ionizing radiation on the catalytic activity of the BASF K-3-10 catalyst in the low-temperature conversion of carbon monoxide by water vapour. Stability of the radiation catalytic effects

Alois Motl

Faculty of Nuclear Engineering, Czech Technical University, 115 19 Prague 1


The radiation catalytic properties of the BASF K-3-10 catalyst were studied, namely the dependence of these effects on the time interval between the catalyst irradiation and the reaction itself and also on the length of the catalyst use. The catalytic effects decrease exponentially with the interval between the irradiation and the reaction if the catalyst is kept in the presence of air. The stability of effects induced by various types of radiations increases in the sequence beta radiation - gamma radiation - fast neutrons. The radiation catalytic effect stability in the reaction increases in the same sequence.