ANALYSIS OF CRYOGENTICALLY TRAPPED TRACE CONTAMINANTS BY IONIZING GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY.
Final rept., 15 Oct 65-15 Jan 67,
MELPAR INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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The purpose of the work was to determine quantitatively the concentration of micro contaminants in a sealed environmental system. The separation and identification of the cryogenically trapped trace contaminants was accomplished with liquid gas chromatography using a flame ionization detector. Forty sets of samples were analyzed, each set consisting of 3 cylinders, trapped at Brooks AFB. The compounds contained in the sample cylinders were identified by their elution time from a column and the amount measured with the aid of peak areas. The response characteristics of the chromatograph were calculated from response obtained with standard mixtures. The forty sample sets were composed of 9 samples from a manned simulator run conducted in October-November, 1965 30 samples from a similar run conducted in March-April 1966, and one sample set consisting of trapping efficiency runs. Author
- Physical Chemistry
- Life Support Systems