Accession Number:

ADA094561

Title:

The Effect of Canister Geometry on the Effectiveness of Removing Carbon Dioxide with a Constant Mass of Soda Lime.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

An investigation was conducted of the effect of canister geometry on the effectiveness of a constant mass of a commercial soda lime, Sodasorb, to absorb carbon dioxide from a mixture of carbon dioxide and air. A comparison of cylindrical canisters with length-to-diameter ratios of 0.15, .029, 0.44, 0.80, 1.16, and 2.125 was completed with a constant mass of three pounds of Sodasorb. Annular ring baffles and disk baffles were employed to get more evenly distributed usage of the Sodasorb with the results compared to the straight through type canisters for the above LD ratios. A steady flow rate of approximately 2.1 SCFM of saturated air with six percent carbon dioxide at one atmosphere and environment temperature of 70 degrees F was used. It was found that annular ring baffles and disk baffles increased the effectiveness significantly. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE