OZONE EXPLOSION IN IRRADIATED CRYOGENIC APPARATUS AND IMPLICATIONS UPON N.S. SAVANNAH GASEOUS WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

The several incidents of ozone explosions in cryogenic apparatus in radiation fields are reviewed. It is concluded that the explosions may be avoided if oxygen and/or ozone are excluded from the low-temperature regions where, in static systems, they tend to concentrate by liquefaction. Such provisions would make the proposed circulating N sub 2-cooled trap for the N.S. Savannah off-gas system acceptable if the initial oxygen content of the nitrogen coolant is less than 200 ppm. Higher concentrations are undoubtedly safe but the lack of information on such facets of the phenomena as quantities of ozone, required radiation exposure, and explosion-inciting agents does not permit a quantitative definition of the limiting conditions for an explosion.(Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Department of Energy
    Oak Ridge, TN  USA  37831
  • Authors:
    • Cottrell, W B
  • Publication Date: 1958-7-24

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-eng-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM