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"Final Report Contract NDCrc-198, Section IV, Purification of Air by Means of Potassium Hydroxide Solution"
Subject Terms:
Carbon Dioxide; Contract NDCrc-198; KOH Tower; Liquid Oxygen Trailer Unit; Potassium Hydroxide
Document Location:
DOE/NV Nuclear Testing Archive, P.O. Box 98521, City: Las Vegas, State: NV, Zip: 89193-8521, Phone:(702)295-0712, Fax:(702)295-1808,; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Archives and Records Office, 1 Cyclotron Road, Mailstop 69-104, City: Berkeley, State: CA, Zip: 94720, Phone:(510)486-5525, Fax:(510)486-7200,
Document Categories:
Science and Technology\Instruments and Equipment
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1944 May 16
Declassification Date:
1996 Feb 27
Declassification Status:
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Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
12-17-1; V17726; 434-89-0143; NDCrc-198; 434890143; NDCrc198
Originating Research Org.:
University of California
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Aug 03
This record consists of a report titled "Final Report Contract NDCrc-198, Section IV, Purification of Air by Means of Potassium Hydroxide Solution." Topics include: Experience Used as Basis for Selecting Potassium Hydroxide Purifiers; Reasons for Not Using a Solid Potassium Hydroxide Purifier; Extent of Drying with Solid Potassium Hydroxide; Use of Potassium Hydroxide Solutions in Cold Weather; Potassium Hydroxide Towers Installed in the Trailer Unit; Factors of Safety; Rubber High Pressure Closure; Inlet and Outlet Connections of KOH Towers; Check Valves on the KOH Tower Inlets; Marble Packing in the KOH Towers; Wire Packing in the KOH Towers; Precautions in Handling KOH; Preparation of KOH Solution; Valve Arrangement and Instructions for Using the KOH Towers in Series; The Use of Antifoaming Agents in the KOH Towers; Effectiveness of Potassium Hydroxide in Removing Carbon Dioxide and Completeness of Utilization of the Potassium Hydroxide; CO2 Content of Air Passed Through the KOH Towers; Partial Drying of Air by KOH Towers; Amount of KOH Required; Emergency Recovery of KOH from K2CO3 by Use of Lime; and Weight of KOH Purification System. Includes diagrams, tables and photographs.

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