Accession Number:

ADA089608

Title:

Expected Detection Limits of Hydrazine-Based Rocket Fuels and Their Selected Oxidation Products by 12C16O2 Laser Spectroscopic Techniques.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS LAB

Report Date:

1980-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

This report details the progress of the effort toward the development of CO2 laser spectroscopic techniques for the detection of trace airborne levels of toxic hydrazine-based rocket fuels and some of their potentially toxic air oxidation products. The health hazards to humans resulting from exposure to these compounds, even at very low concentrations, are of increasingly great concern. The Air Force needs improved detection techniques that will permit these compounds to be monitored on a real-time basis down to the 30 part-per-billion ppb level in the ambient air near hydrazine-fuel production and storage facilities and at missile launch sites. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE