Accession Number:

ADA180967

Title:

Space Shuttle Hc (Hydrogen Chloride) Gas Detection

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr 1984-15 May 1985

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Hydrogen chloride HCl gas is one of the byproducts produced by the Space Shuttle solid-propellant rocket boosters. This report described a nonobtrusive absorption technique to measure concentrations of gaseous HCl for four days following Shuttle launches 41D and 51A at Kennedy Space Center KSC. The peak concentrations measured near gorund level about 400 m from the launch structure were found to be less than 10 ppm averaged over a 500-m path after both launches. Keywords HCl concentrations Fourier transform Spectrometer Space shuttle Data acquisition Combustion byproducts Solid-propellent Rocket boosters.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE