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Sensitivity of the uniform-droplet oxygen-generator output to flow conditions and geometry
Author(s): William J. Thayer
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Paper Abstract

A small UDOG was developed and tested over a range of geometries and operation conditions. Analysis and numerical modelling were used to characterize uniform droplet oxygen generators. The numerical model included mass, momentum, energy conservation equations for the droplets and gas, and species rate equations for the gas, gas-liquid interface, and liquid phase chemistry. A relatively simple analytical model was also developed to allow solution of the equations which govern chlorine and O2(1(Delta) ) concentrations in the reaction zone. Measurements were made of most inflow and outflow properties, including the O2(1(Delta) ), O2(1(Sigma) ), Cl2, and H2O concentrations. The chlorine utilization, O2(1(Delta) ) yield, and generator efficiency were measured as affected by several parameters. Predicted dependencies were observed over a wide range of test conditions. The UDOG efficiency was significantly higher than has been achieved by the other generator types, when compared at the laser cavity condition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1871, Intense Laser Beams and Applications, (6 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145215
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William J. Thayer, STI Optronics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1871:
Intense Laser Beams and Applications
William E. McDermott, Editor(s)

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