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Moisture Monitor Testing and Calibration

Description: ABS>Electrolytic moisture monitors which continuously analyze the moisture content of gases are commercially available. After a period of operation, these instruments may give erroneous readings, frequently because of damage to the electrolytic cell. A gas with a known and reproducible moisture content within the operating range would be useful for making operational response tests on these monltors and for checking their calibration. A paired- hydrate system of a chemical compound exhibits a water vapor pressure that is constant at a constant temperature. ff an unreactive gas is allowed to equilibrate with a paired-hydrate system, the moisture content of the gas is determined by the vapor pressure of the hydrate pair, the total pressure, and the temperature. Hydrated magnesium perchlorate was prepared which contained between four and six moles of water per mole of perchlorate. This material was pulverized lightly then packed into a stainless steel column and 100 cc/minute of air at atmospheric pressure was passed through the bed. The exit air from the column was analyzed with a moisture monitor. A gas residence time of two minutes in the column was found to be sufficient for establishing moisture equilibrium in the exit flow. The moisture content of the exit air was found to vary from 34 to 70 ppm by volume as the temperature of the paired-hydrate system varied from 20 to 28 un. Concent 85% C. Other paired-hydrate systems can extend this range to higher moisture levels. (auth)
Date: March 14, 1963
Creator: Montgomery, C. D.; Googin, J. M. & Phillips, L. R.
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Selected Geologic Literature, Lower Mississippi Valley Division Area: Index and Annotated Bibliography

Description: "Approximately 1000 references to published and unpublished items of geologic literature were selected as being pertinent to engineering problems experienced by the Lower Mississippi Valley Division (LMVD) and its districts. Annotations were prepared for about 600 of the references" (p. vii).
Date: January 1966
Creator: Saucier, Roger T.
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Geological Reconnaissance of the Sulphur River and Cypress Creek Basins, Texas

Description: This report is concerned with that part of the Texas Water Project located in the Cypress Creek and Sulphur River Basins and within the New Orleans District (NOD) of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The geological reconnaissance reported herein was performed for the NOD to provide a basis for estimating costs and determining the feasibility of construction of 5 dams and reservoirs, 1 tunnel, 15 pump stations, and about 110 miles of transmission channel and the enlargement of 2 existing reservoirs.
Date: November 1967
Creator: Saucier, Roger T.
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Engineering Properties of Nuclear Craters, Report 3: Review and Analysis of Available Information on Slopes Excavated in Weak Shales

Description: This report provides information about slope stability problems which will arise if a new canal is excavated through the types of weak shale encountered along the present Panama Canal. It includes a discussion about the general problem and possible approaches, a review of previous experience, and a description of the new study.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Hirschfeld, R. C.; Whitman, Robert V. & Wolfskill, Lyle Anthony
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