Accession Number:

AD1162123

Title:

Fifth Partial Report on Chemical Oxygen Sources for Submarine Air Purification

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Formal Report]

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1940-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

13

Abstract:

The development of a process for the production of mixed potassium. tetroxide and sodium peroxide is described in this report. The mixed oxide is obtained by the reaction of metallic sodium with potassium chloride at high temperature, followed by evaporation and combustion of the resultant mixture of potassium and sodium metal. The oxide contains available oxygen equivalent to 83 per cent potassium tetroxide, and is an efficient carbon dioxide absorbent. The process was carried out successfully in a pilot plant and material requirements were determined.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]