Accession Number : ADA297887

Title :   Static Pressure Due to Sodium - Water Reactions in Closed Vessels,

Corporate Author : KNOLLS ATOMIC POWER LAB SCHENECTADY NY

Personal Author(s) : Horton, W. S.

PDF Url : ADA297887

Report Date : 26 MAR 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The reaction between water and sodium, followed by reaction of the liberated hydrogen with air, in a closed vessel is treated as a thermodynamic problem at constant volume. The results for reaction of stoichiometrically equivalent amounts of sodium and water for varying size of vessel are found to follow the equation: P = 3.44 + 45.64 R - 7.97 R-sq were P is the final pressure in pounds per square inch gauge, and R is the ratio of sodium (in hundreds of cubic feet measured at 350 F) to dry air (in millions of cubic feet at 77 F). This equation is satisfactory when the final temperature is above the melting point of sodium hydroxide (59l K).

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL DISSOCIATION, *THERMODYNAMICS, *WATER, *HIGH TEMPERATURE, *SODIUM, *EQUATIONS OF STATE, RATIOS, VOLUME, AIR, HYDROGEN, STATIC PRESSURE, MELTING POINT, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, LOW HUMIDITY.

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE