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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 1 (1978-1979)

Alverson, Larry J.
Rhenium,   pp. 743-749 ff. PDF (941.1 KB)


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ate the need for expensive platinum in bimetallic catalysts without sacrificing
desirable qualities that platinum imparts.'5 
 ' Industry economist, Section of Ferrous Metals. 
 2Oil & Gas Journal. Octane Emphasized in RefiningCapacity Gains.
V.
78, No. 12, Mar. 24, 1980, PP. 75-77. 
 Page 77 of work cited in footnote 2. 
 4Chemical Week. A $600-Million Market In Cars and Refineries. V. 124, No.
13, Mar. 28, 1979, pp. 42-54. 
 5Chemical Engineering. V. 86, No. 26, Dec. 3, 1979, p. 45. 
 6The Northern Miner. New Funds Provided 20th Century for Gambier Island
Copper-Moly. V. 65, No. 38, Nov. 29, 1979,p.l8. 
 7World Mining. Recsk, Hungarians Prove Big, Deep Porphyry Copper. V. 31,
No. 12, November 1978, pp. 40-47. 
 8Mining Magazine. La Caridad, Mexico, Ceremonially Opened. July 1979, p.9.
 9lnternational Molybdenum Encyclopedia. Volume I, Resources and Production.
Geochemistry. Alexander Sutuby Publications, Santiago, Chile, November 1978,
p. 168. 
 ' °World Mining. European Copper Deposits. V. 33, No. 1, January
1980,
pp. 52-55. 
 ' 1Scheiner, B.J., DL Pool, R.E. Lindstrom, and G.E. McClelland. Prototype
Commercial Electrooxidation Cell for the Recovery of Molybdenum and Rhenium
From Molybdenite Concentrates. BuMines RI 8357, 1979, 11 pp. 
 ' 2Savitskii, E.M., G.D. Shryrev, M.A. Tylkina, K.M. Klimov, A.V. Isaev,
and V.M. Soldatov. Study and Development of a Method of Warm Rolling of Wire
of Mo-Re and W-Re Alloys. Study and Use of Rhenium Alloys. Academy of Sciences
of the U.S.S.R., Moscow, 1975, pp. 124-125; Amerind Publishing Co., Pvt.,
Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1978. 
 ' 3Savitskii, E.M., and M.A. Tylkina. The Present State 
of the Rhenium Problem and New Directions in the 
Development of Alloys. Study and Use of Rhenium Alloys. 
Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Moscow, 1975, pp. 25- 
26; Amerind Publishing Co., Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi, India, 
1978. 
 ' 4Chistyakova, G.A., 1.1. Bat', V.A. Rebrova, L.G. Goseva, 
A.M. Grachev, and P.N. Ovchinnikov. Development of 
Rhenium-Based Industrial Hydrogenation Catalyst. Study 
and Use of Rhenium Alloys. Academy of Sciences of the 
U.S.S.R., Moscow, 1975, pp. 203-207; Amerind Publishing 
Co., Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1978. 
 "Bertolacini, R.J., and D.K. Kim (assigned to Standard Oil of Indiana,
Chicago,
Ill.). Catalyst and Hydrocarbon Conversion Process. U.S. Pat. 4,136,060,
Jan. 23, 1979. 
RHENIUM 
superior to that of nickel. A study of the effect of NB concentration and
hydrogen pressure on the activity and stability of a 5% rhenium catalyst
(percent metal on charcoal) showed that in the concentration range of 10%
to 50% NB, the reaction proceeded almost at a constant rate, with apparent
activation energy of about 7,000 calories per mole. Total conversion of NB
was obtained at 180~ to 200CC. A considerable advantage of rhenium catalysts
in NB reduction is their high selectivity. Being superior to palladium and
nickel catalysts in productivity, the 5% rhenium catalysts showed a high
working capacity over a wide range of contact loads, which is of great importance
in its industrial use in columntype contact reactors. A comparison of the
relative costs of rhenium-base catalysts with the cost of nickel-, platinum-,
and palladium-base hydrogenation catalysts on granulated carbon showed that
the 5% rhenium catalyst is competitive with 1% platinized carbon. The 2%
rhenium catalyst is a promising substitute for 0.5% platinum or 2% palladium
catalysts in the reduction of temperature-stable nitrocompounds.'~ 
A patent was applied for in 1978 on a catalytic composition for the reforming
of petroleum hydrocarbons. The catalyst consists of 0.1 to 2.0 weight-percent
rhenium and 0.1 to 2.0 weight-percent gallium. The catalyst was supported
on a solid, porous, refractory, inorganic oxide material. This and similar
research was intended to obvi 


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