Accession Number : AD0787174

Title :   Sea Water Evaporator Scale.

Corporate Author : ARMOUR RESEARCH FOUNDATION CHICAGO ILL

Report Date : 01 SEP 1948

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The report is devoted to extending earlier data concerning the decarbonation of sea water by heat and aeration. The particle dimensions of the by-product magnesium hydroxide precipitate are given. Rate curves are shown correlating distillation methods and reflux methods with aeration subsequent to heating and aeration during heating. Approximately 85% of its total carbon dioxide content can be removed from sea water by physical means. Analytical methods are described and the probable mechanisms of the reaction is suggested. Conclusions include recommendations for the preliminary design of a large scale unit for further experimental work. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Sea water, *Carbon dioxide, *Degasification, *Evaporators, Hydroxides, Magnesium compounds, Particle size, Chemical precipitation, Heating, Aeration

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE