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Exact and approximate solutions of the utilization and yield equations for O2(1delta) generators
Author(s): Drew A. Copeland; William E. McDermott; Victor Quan; Arthur H. Bauer
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Paper Abstract

A mathematical model for the production of singlet delta oxygen from the reaction of a gas containing chlorine with the hydroperoxy ion in liquid basic hydrogen peroxide is reviewed. An exact solution for the Cl2 utilization, O2(1(Delta) ) yield, and efficiency of the generator is obtained in the well-stirred limit (WSL) for which the surface concentration of HO2- is constant. A universal set of performance curves is presented and the implications when assessing generator performance are discussed. When depletion of the surface concentration of HO2- is important, perturbation theory is used to obtain a solution for the generator's utilization, yield, and efficiency which is a generalization of the corresponding WSL solution. A criterion for the validity of the perturbation solution is obtained and it is shown that the performance of a rotogenerator plateaus not too far above the value of disk rotation rate predicted by this criterion. Finally an integral method is used to obtain a simple, but approximate, solution of the utilization-yield equations which applies over a wide range of operating conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2119, Intense Beams and Applications: Lasers, Ions, and Microwaves, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172717
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Drew A. Copeland, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)
William E. McDermott, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)
Victor Quan, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)
Arthur H. Bauer, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2119:
Intense Beams and Applications: Lasers, Ions, and Microwaves
William E. McDermott, Editor(s)

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