Accession Number:

AD0259882

Title:

A STUDY OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MASS TRANSFER BY LITHIUM. DEVELOPMENT OF APPARATUS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

A study was made of the fundamentals of mass transfer by liquid Lithium an attempt to develop a quantitative expression which will predict corrosion rates in a closed loop system. Efforts were made to determine whether the solution of Ni by Li could be described by a Leveque equation as modified by Linton and Sherwood Chem. Eng. Prog. 46258, 1950. The data obtained did not permit a conclusion to be made because of the large estimated error in physical property data and the lack of enough runs to test the various parameters. The apparatus consisted of a chamber with a furnace which contained the testing assembly, a handling section in which the various manipulations involving the Li were carried out, and a storage section in which the Ni tubes were stored and which provided space into which the testing assembly may be lifted for changing Ni tubes. Adjacent to the handling section are a large air lock for transferring materials in and out of the chamber, and a 4-in. high-vacuum pumping system. Materials were handled by means of neoprene gloves.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE