Accession Number : ADD012036

Title :   Instantaneous Start and Stop Gas Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Caudy,Don W ; Hackman,Donald J ; Hoffman,Robert T ; Uhler,Dale G

Report Date : 13 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : In this patent, a gas generator is provided which can be selectively switched between reaction and nonreaction modes. The gas generator includes a reaction chamber which has top and bottom ends. The chamber contains reactive and nonreactive liquids, the nonreactive liquid having a greater specific gravity than the reactive liquid. A solid reactant member is provided. A device is provided for projecting the solid reactant member throught the bottom of the chamber, thence through the nonreactive liquid, and thence into the reactive liquid for generating gas. Further, a device is provided for withdrawing the solid reactant member from the reactive liquid into the nonreactive liquid for terminating the generatioin of gas.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, STARTING, STOPPING, SWITCHING, REACTION KINETICS, SPECIFIC GRAVITY, QUICK REACTION, CONTROL RODS, LITHIUM HYDRIDE, WATER, REACTIVITIES

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE