Accession Number : AD0748184

Title :   The Catalytic Decomposition of Chloroform.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Musick,J. K.

Report Date : 08 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A study was made of the action of hopcalite catalyst on chloroform (CHCl3) at 600F, both as a single air contaminant and in the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) as a second contaminant. A laboratory-scale catalytic burner, which simulated the operating conditions used in the catalytic burners of nuclear submarines, was employed to expose the contaminants in concentrations of about 100 ppm to the catalyst. The results showed that 80% to 85% of the inlet CHCl3 was decomposed (HCl) were detected in the burner exhaust in concentrations which accounted for 30% to 40% of the chlorine content of the decomposed CHCl3. The action of the catalyst on CO was significantly decreased in the presence of CHCl3. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHLOROFORM, *CATALYSIS), (*HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, CATALYSIS), CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, SUBMARINES, CARBON MONOXIDE, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), CHLORINE, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, PURIFICATION

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE