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Description: An investigation was conducted on the impossible use of beta radiation to promote chemical reactions at high temperatures and pressures. The advantages of beta sources over other radiation sources are enumerated. A radiation processing apparatus is described which allows operations to 10,000 psi and 500 deg C and uses 90 C of Sr/sup 90/-Y/sup 90/. The dosimetry of the source was accomplished with an iodineheptane system, and the mean dose rate within the chemical reactor was determined to be 0.98 x 10/sup 6/ rad/hr. The radiation utilization efficiency in the dosimetry measurements was determined to be 34.7%. Results of runs on hydrogenation of coal extract indicate that radiation does not increase the extent of hydrogenation, but that radiation reduces the content of hetero atoms N and S in the 100 x 400 deg C boiling oil products. The use of beta radiation in the hydrorefining of oils is suggested. (D.L.C.)
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Yavorsky, P M & Gorin, E
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Heat transfer studies of packed bed coal liquefaction reactors

Description: The effective thermal conductivity (K/sub e/) and wall heat transfer coefficient (H/sub w/) were determined in a packed bed reactor model over a range of gas mass velocities from 0 to 15,000 kg/m/sup 2/ hr, liquid mass velocities from 5000 to 65,000 kg/m/sup 2/ hr, and pressures that simulate coal liquefaction pressures from 1000 to 4000 psig. A correlation for K/sub e/ and H/sub w/ was developed for the range of study. Several mathematical models for one and two dimensions, and for one and two parameters, were derived to describe two-phase flow in packed beds. Two flow regimes are described. The entrance effects for the low liquid flow regime seem to be limited to a length of about ten diameters, while the entrance effects for the high liquid flow seem to extend through the entire length of the column.
Date: June 1, 1980
Creator: Holcombe, N. T.; Knickle, H. N. & Yavorsky, P. M.
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Evaluation of Beta Radiation as a Hydrogenation Catalyst: Interim Technical Status Report for the Period March 1, 1962 to October 31, 1963

Description: From abstract: The concept of using high intensity beta radiation from an isotopic source, Sr-90, inside a high temperature, high pressure chemical reactor has been developed for potential radiation chemical processes. Distinct advantages include high utilizable intensity from a relatively small source with a minimum of shielding against external radiation.
Date: September 11, 1964
Creator: Yavorsky, P. M. & Gorin, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department