Catalytic Decomposition of Hydrazine over Supported Molybdenum Nitride Catalysts in a Monopropellant Thruster

  title={Catalytic Decomposition of Hydrazine over Supported Molybdenum Nitride Catalysts in a Monopropellant Thruster},
  author={Xiaowei Chen and Tao Zhang and Liangen Xia and Tao Li and Mingyuan Zheng and Zili Wu and Xiaodong Wang and Zhaobin Wei and Qin Xin and Can Li},
  journal={Catalysis Letters},
The catalytic decomposition of hydrazine over a series of MoNx/γ-Al2O3 catalysts with different Mo loadings was investigated in a monopropellant thruster (10 N). When the Mo loading is equal to or higher than the monolayer coverage of MoO3 on γ-Al2O3, the catalytic performance of the supported molybdenum nitride catalyst is close to that of the conventionally used Ir/γ-Al2O3 catalyst. The MoNx/γ-Al2O3 catalyst with a loading of about 23 wt% Mo (1.5 monolayers) shows the highest activity for… 
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