Accession Number:

AD0483589

Title:

PHOTOCHEMICAL PROCESSES IN EXPLOSION OF OZONE.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 3 for period ending 28 May 66,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Examination is made of chemical kinetic schemes proposed for the thermal and photoinitiated decomposition rates of ozone. A kinetic scheme capable of representing both the observed ultraviolet quantum yields in pure ozone and the thermal decomposition rates in O3-O2 mixtures is selected. The scheme is intended for calculation of temperature-composition histories during photoinitiated ozone explosions. Such calculations are now in progress. Preliminary results indicate a close correspondence between the calculated results and the observed explosive behavior of O3 under photolysis. Application is also planned for calculation of photochemical steady-states in ozone, and their relation to explosion limits. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE