Accession Number:

AD0662667

Title:

A STUDY OF THE ORGANIC VAPORS IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE USS SKATE

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1960-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A study of the trace organic contaminants in the atmosphere of the USS SKATE was carried out aboard ship by means of both gas chromatography and a catalytic combustion technique. The hydrocarbon contaminants were concentrated by a backflush technique and chromatographed directly without recourse to carbon sampling. Integration of the areas under the chromatograms obtained indicated substantially higher concentration of hydrocarbons, especially in the C8 and lower molecular weight range, than were measured by Dorex carbon canisters exposed simultaneously. An examination of the effluent from Dorex canisters during exposure showed a high leakage of hydrocarbons through the carbon bed. Many of the hydrocarbons detected have been tentatively identified by a comparison of retention volumes with known standards.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE