Accession Number:

AD0679567

Title:

THE EFFECT OF TRACE AMOUNTS OF COPPER ON THE STABILITY OF MONOETHANOLAMINE SCRUBBER SOLUTIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Copper, shown to be present in significant amounts in monoethanolamine, MEA, scrubber solutions, is an active catalyst for the serious degradation of the amine. Makeup water, drawn from the ships potable water supply, appears to be a major source of this metal. The recommended substitution of battery-grade for potable makeup water would prevent a significant portion of copper intake, and should result in extending the useful life of the solutions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE