Accession Number : AD0419595

Title :   A STUDY OF THE RAPID SATURATION OF LALUMES OF GAS,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Hickman,David Michael

Report Date : AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : Six plexiglass vaporizers which incorporate air injected tangentially into a circular base con taining water were tested over a wide range of flow rates. One model, an eight-by-eight-inch circular, truncated cone with a twelve-inch-tall chimney, successfully produced saturated air at rates between 0.0522 lbm/sec to 0.0826 lbm/sec (40 to 60 cu. ft/min). A qualitative analysis of this device is presented which is successful in describing the flow processes involved. Furthermore, an analysis of the data obtained indicates the feasibility of a gravity-feed reservoir, with an entry tap under the rotating water, as a method of replenishing water by evaporation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VAPORIZATION, INSTRUMENTATION), AIR, WATER, COMPRESSED AIR, FLUID FLOW, HUMIDITY, PRESSURE, INJECTORS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE