Accession Number : ADA290797

Title :   Advanced Chemical Engineering Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1Jun 94-31 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Hatton, T. A.

PDF Url : ADA290797

Report Date : 28 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Ten advanced chemical engineering research projects were executed at the US Army Natick RD&E Center over a three month period by students of the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, administered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The projects resulted in significant technical conclusions and recommendations which are to be implemented by the Center. Project areas included (1) Optimization of the energy output from the flameless ration heater, (2) Comparison of equipment for drying food, (3) Characterization of the vapor compression micro-climate cooling system, (4) Recycling of melt-spun fiber, (5) Energy efficiency of a modular appliance technology, centralized heating (MATCH) kitchen, (6) Identification of the essential characteristics of an extruded meat/carbohydrate product, (7) Evaluation of selectively permeable fabrics for chemical protection, (8) Permeation and sorption characteristics of elastomeric chemical barriers, (9) Interaction of moving droplets with fabric surfaces, and (10) Systems analysis for the chemically and biologically protected shelter. (jg)

Descriptors :   *COMPRESSION, *VAPORS, *FOOD, *DRYING, *CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, OUTPUT, FIBERS, OPTIMIZATION, INTERACTIONS, SHELTERS, ENERGY, ELASTOMERS, MOTION, EFFICIENCY, EXTRUSION, MELTS, COOLING, SURFACES, MEAT, HEATING, DROPS, FABRICS, BARRIERS, CLIMATE, PROTECTION, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, CENTRALIZED, CARBOHYDRATES, SORPTION.

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE