Formation and quenching of nitric oxide in a continuous flow furnace
Article first published online: 21 FEB 2011
Copyright © 1960 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 38, Issue 6, pages 206–211, December 1960
How to Cite
Mordell, D. L., Thompson, A. L. and Yano, G. (1960), Formation and quenching of nitric oxide in a continuous flow furnace. Can. J. Chem. Eng., 38: 206–211. doi: 10.1002/cjce.5450380606
- Issue published online: 21 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 21 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 SEP 1960
- Manuscript Received: 10 FEB 1959
- Gas Dynamics Laboratory, McGill University
- Defence Research Board. Grant Number: 5001-01
A pre-pilot plant facility for the thermal fixation of atmospheric nitrogen has been successfully built and operated.
Gas temperatures exceeding 3000°K. have been reached but the quenching rates available to fix the nitric oxide were found to be inadequate for the gases at these high temperatures. However, yields of 3.7 nitric oxide by volume have been realized experimentally.
A separate water cooled sampling probe inserted at the top of the furnace gave quenching rates of the order of 10°C./sec. This also permitted the study of the effect of variation in the quenching rate while maintaining other conditions constant. The oxygen concentration appeared to have less effect than previous results indicated, but this may have been due to uncertainties in estimating gas temperatures near 3000°K.