Development of a Solid Fueled Scrubber Ejector for an HF/DF Chemical Laser.
Final rept. Apr-Oct 73,
ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA
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The goal of this research was the determination of whether or not the solid fueled ejectorscrubber concepts presented, could be developed into a practical system whose performance is competitive with already existing systems while offering all the weight, volume, and reliability advantages inherent to solid fueled devices, and if such a system is attractive to indicate those areas toward which further research should be directed. To accomplish this goal, a simultaneous two-fold feasibility demonstration of the ejectorscrubber was undertaken 1 to demonstrate the feasibility of using solid propellants to produce the gases necessary to drive an ejector which could eventually be attached to the optical cavity of an HF or DF chemical laser, 2 to demonstrate that the gases produced from the solid propellant combustion could chemically react with the toxic HF andor DF chemical laser effluents to aid in their detoxification. To accomplish these tasks, an ejector gas dynamic analysis was performed along with a kinetic and thermodynamic analysis of possible decontamination reactions. Based upon results from these analyses, ejector hardware was constructed and propellants formulated with which to experimentally test the concepts.
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