The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

Use of Lithium Peroxide for Atmosphere Regeneration

Report Number: AMRL TR 68-57
Author: Captosto, Augustine, Jr.
Author: Petrocelli, Amercio W.
Corporate Author: General Dynamics Corporation
Laboratory: Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1968-08
Pages: 54
Contract: F33615-67-C-1514
Project: 7164
Task: 716412
AD Number: AD0678076

The chemistry of lithium peroxide was studied for use as a nonregenerative air revitalization material for oxygen supply and carbon dioxide removal. The use of catalysts to accelerate the decomposition of the hydrogen peroxide formed as an intermediate in the reaction of lithium peroxide with water vapor was investigated. Catalyst screening studies, kinetic studies of the reactions of several lithium peroxide formulations with water vapor and carbon dioxide, and complete chemical kinetic studies for the air revitalization reactions of a peroxide/silver-metal powder formulation were performed. A commercially available lithium peroxide pellet formulation was evaluated for air regeneration purposes. The thermal stability characteristics of various lithium peroxide formulations were ascertained.

RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine
Download this report

(PDF, 1.44 MB, 54 pages)

Other options for obtaining this report

Via the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC):
A record for this report, and possibly a full-image download of the report, exists at DTIC

Via National Technical Information Service:
This report may have been digitized and made freely available for public download, or made publicly available for purchase by the National Technical Information Service through their online database, the National Technical Reports Library

Indications of Public Availability
No digital image of an index entry indicating public availability is currently available
There has been no verification of an indication of public availability from an inside cover statement