Operation and performance of the Supercritical Fluids Reactor (SFR)

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The Supercritical Fluids Reactor (SFR) at Sandia National Laboratories, CA has been developed to examine and solve engineering, process, and fundamental chemistry issues regarding the development of supercritical water oxidation (SCWO). This report details the experimental apparatus, procedures, analytical methods used in these experiments, and performance characteristics of the reactor. The apparatus consists of pressurization, feed, preheat, reactor, cool down, and separation subsystems with ancillary control and data acquisition hardware and software. Its operating range is from 375 - 650{degrees} at 3250 - 6300 psi with resident times from 0.09 to 250 seconds. Procedures required for experimental operations are described. ... continued below

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Hanush, R.G.; Rice, S.F.; Hunter, T.B. & Aiken, J.D. November 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Supercritical Fluids Reactor (SFR) at Sandia National Laboratories, CA has been developed to examine and solve engineering, process, and fundamental chemistry issues regarding the development of supercritical water oxidation (SCWO). This report details the experimental apparatus, procedures, analytical methods used in these experiments, and performance characteristics of the reactor. The apparatus consists of pressurization, feed, preheat, reactor, cool down, and separation subsystems with ancillary control and data acquisition hardware and software. Its operating range is from 375 - 650{degrees} at 3250 - 6300 psi with resident times from 0.09 to 250 seconds. Procedures required for experimental operations are described. They include maintenance procedures conducted between experiments, optical alignment for acquisition of spectroscopic data, setup of the experiment, reactor start up, experimental operations, and shutdown of apparatus. Analytical methods used are Total Organic Carbon analysis, Gas Chromatography, ion probes, pH probes, turbidity measurements and in situ Raman spectroscopy. Experiments conducted that verify the accuracy of measurement and sampling methods are described.

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OSTI as DE96002818

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  • Other Information: PBD: Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96002818
  • Report No.: SAND--96-8203
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/135106 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 135106
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626735

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Hanush, R.G.; Rice, S.F.; Hunter, T.B. & Aiken, J.D. Operation and performance of the Supercritical Fluids Reactor (SFR), report, November 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626735/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.