Accession Number : AD0921095

Title :   Development of a Solid Fueled Scrubber Ejector for an HF/DF Chemical Laser.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Oct 73,

Corporate Author : ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Laeger, Herbert O. ; Cavalleri, Robert J.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The goal of this research was the determination of whether or not the solid fueled ejector/scrubber concepts presented, could be developed into a practical system whose performance is competitive with already existing systems while offering all the weight, volume, and reliability advantages inherent to solid fueled devices, and if such a system is attractive to indicate those areas toward which further research should be directed. To accomplish this goal, a simultaneous two-fold feasibility demonstration of the ejector/scrubber was undertaken; (1) to demonstrate the feasibility of using solid propellants to produce the gases necessary to drive an ejector which could eventually be attached to the optical cavity of an HF or DF chemical laser, (2) to demonstrate that the gases produced from the solid propellant combustion could chemically react with the toxic HF and/or DF chemical laser effluents to aid in their detoxification. To accomplish these tasks, an ejector gas dynamic analysis was performed along with a kinetic and thermodynamic analysis of possible decontamination reactions. Based upon results from these analyses, ejector hardware was constructed and propellants formulated with which to experimentally test the concepts.

Descriptors :   *SCRUBBERS), (*CHEMICAL LASERS, (*EJECTORS, SCRUBBERS), DEUTERIUM COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, SOLID PROPELLANTS, EFFLUENTS, DETOXIFICATION, THERMODYNAMICS, GAS DYNAMICS, HYDROGEN FLUORIDE, TOXICITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE