Accession Number : AD0435518

Title :   THE PRESENT STATUS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH IN ATMOSPHERE PURIFICATION AND CONTROL ON NUCLEARPOWERED SUBMARINES.

Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept. no. 3, 1962-1963,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Carhart,H. W. ; Piatt,V. R.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Emphasis at present is being devoted almost exclusively to nuclear-powered submarines. Considerable progress has been made in the major efforts of developing: (1) the sulfate-cycle system for the electrolytic generation of oxygen from water and the absorption of carbon dioxide, (2) additives to decrease the degradation of monoethanolamine (MEA) in the CO2 scrubber, and (3) improved methods of sampling and analysis of atmospheres. Other topics covered in the present report include the use of algae for oxygen production and carbon dioxide absorption, an assessment of CO2 removal systems, and catalytic combustion studies using hopcalite. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, PURIFICATION), (*SUBMARINES, ATMOSPHERES), CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, NUCLEAR POWERED SHIPS, CARBON DIOXIDE, SAMPLING, CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, ALGAE, OXYGEN, LIGHT, STABILITY, OXIDATION, TEMPERATURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE