Accession Number:

AD0404243

Title:

Monthly Progress Report on Contract DA18-108-AMC-32-A (Southern Research Institute)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST BIRMINGHAM AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The response time of the electrochemical cell was investigated. An average response time of about three seconds was obtained with a new cell. The cell was made with a methyl cellulose gel that was prepared with an oxime solution. The response was measured with a cyanide generator delivering about two micrograms per liter of HCN. The sensitivity was about the same as that of the standard oxime cells. A response time of about six seconds was measured with the thin film cell but evaporation of the electrolyte was a serious problem with this cell. Drying of the gel will be a problem with the field use of the new cell, but we should be able to design a cell to keep the proper amount of water in the gel.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE