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Automatic Chemical Reactor Monitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102965D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anschel, M: AUTHOR

Abstract

The subject invention teaches the design of a "Reactionmeter/ monitor" which automatically and safely controls unattended (self-contained) on-going reactions in vacuum or atmospheric pressure of any desired gaseous environment (e.g., N2, Ar, F2, Br2, C12, O2, etc.) whether inert, corrosive and / or toxic, for extended periods of time (from seconds to months). The reactions proceeding unattended may be exothermic or in an outgassing mode.

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Automatic Chemical Reactor Monitor

      The subject invention teaches the design of a "Reactionmeter/
monitor" which automatically and safely controls unattended
(self-contained) on-going reactions in vacuum or atmospheric pressure
of any desired gaseous environment (e.g., N2, Ar, F2, Br2, C12, O2,
etc.) whether inert, corrosive and / or toxic, for extended periods
of time (from seconds to months).  The reactions proceeding
unattended may be exothermic or in an outgassing mode.

      Reactants can be maintained under vacuum or desired gaseous
environment, even after reaction cool down or at any time during the
reaction.  Using the figure as a guide, the "Reactionmeter/ monitor"
chamber (A) is filled with mercury or any other appropriate manometer
liquid.  On reaction cool down the vacuum created will draw the
mercury (thus, excluding unwanted air/ moisture) up the capillary
tube (B) (28") potentially into the upper bulb or during outgassing
reactions relief of gas evolution is provided by means of bubbling
through the mercury.  The "Reactor Monitor" is connected to a
reaction vessel by outlet (3) to vacuum line (pump) by connector (2)
and inert gas tank by connector/outlet (1).

      Disclosed anonymously.