Accession Number : AD0483589

Title :   PHOTOCHEMICAL PROCESSES IN EXPLOSION OF OZONE.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3 for period ending 28 May 66,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s) : Berlad, A. L.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Examination is made of chemical kinetic schemes proposed for the thermal and photoinitiated decomposition rates of ozone. A kinetic scheme capable of representing both the observed ultraviolet quantum yields in pure ozone and the thermal decomposition rates in O3-O2 mixtures is selected. The scheme is intended for calculation of temperature-composition histories during photoinitiated ozone explosions. Such calculations are now in progress. Preliminary results indicate a close correspondence between the calculated results and the observed explosive behavior of O3 under photolysis. Application is also planned for calculation of photochemical steady-states in ozone, and their relation to explosion limits. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIONS), *DECOMPOSITION), (*OZONE, (*PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, REACTION KINETICS, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, HEAT OF REACTION, DISSOCIATION, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION.

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE