Accession Number:

AD0630914

Title:

THE THERMODYNAMICS OF THE MAGNESIA/MAGNESIUM-OXYGEN VAPOR SYSTEM,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is the thermodynamic investigation of magnesia, MgO, over a range of temperatures up to 6000K and pressures up to 1000 atmospheres. Two sets of equilibrium composition equations are used --one representing a pure gas phase, the other a heterogeneous system of gas and condensed i.e., solid or liquid magnesia. The gas phase of the heterogeneous chemical system, like the homogeneous gas phase, comprises 7 gaseous magnesium-oxygen species. The results of the computational program are presented in both tabular and graphic form. The latter is a conventional Mollier diagram in which specific enthalpy is plotted against specific entropy, with cross plots of temperature, pressure, and molecular weight or moles of condensed magnesia. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE