Accession Number : AD0606403

Title :   NUCLEAR SUBUBMARINE EE ATMOSPHERES. PART 3. AROMATIC HYDROCARBON CONTENT,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,J. E. ; Chiantella,A. J. ; Smith,W. D. ; Umstead,M. E.

Report Date : 24 AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A detailed analytical study has been directed to the identification and determination of the amounts of aromatic hydrocarbons present in nuclear submarine atmosospheres. Many individual aromatic hydrocarbons have been identified and their occurrence inn a number of nuclear submarines has been established. The hydrocarbon oil samples were desorbed from activated carbon which had been exposed in nuclear submarine atmospheres. The aromatic hydrocarbon content of these oils was found to be approximately 25 to 30 percent of the total. The quantitative distribution of individual aromatic hydrocarbons was very similar from submarine to submmarine with this distribution strikingly similar to that of typical petroleum distillates in the same boiling range. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR POWERED SHIPS, SUBMARINES), (*SUBMARINES, AIR POLLUTION), (*AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, AIR POLLUTION), HYDROCARBONS, OILS, CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, IMPURITIES, MONITORS, SOLVENTS, FUEL OIL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE