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Modeling of axial flow canisters for carbon dioxide-lithium hydroxide absorption in underwater life support systems

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Date Issued:
1987
Title: Modeling of axial flow canisters for carbon dioxide-lithium hydroxide absorption in underwater life support systems.
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Name(s): Liou, M. C.
Wang, Tsen C.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1987
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 9 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007494 (IID)
Note(s): Lithium hydroxide (LiOH) has been used as a C02 absorbent in underwater life support systems and the space industry. The effectiveness of the LiOH-CO reaction is a function of temperature, humidity: pressure, composition of incoming gas, method of packing, geometry of the canister, granular size and porosity of the absorbent. This study provides an analytical model to incorporate some of variables which control the LiOH-C02 reaction. A C02 absorption model for one-dimensional and isothermal packed bed is developed to simulate the transient-state behavior of an axial flow C02 absorber. Equations which define the model and the numerical method used to solve these equations are presented. Experimental data obtained from this study are used to verify the computed results.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 542
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Liou, M. C., & Wang, T. C. (1987). Modeling of axial flow canisters for carbon dioxidelithium hydroxide absorption in underwater life support systems. In G. K. Wolfe (Ed.), Current practices and new technology in ocean engineering: [symposium] OED-Vol. 12 (pp. 47-53). New York, NY: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Subject(s): Life Support Systems
Carbon dioxide--Absorption and adsorption
Lithium hydroxide
Axial flow
Ocean engineering
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Host Institution: FAU