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Amperometric Propellant-Component Detector

Report Number: ASD TR 61-154
Author: Poulos, Nicholas A.
Corporate Author: Olin Matihieson Chemical Corporation
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-05
Pages: 45
Contract: AF 33(600)-39311
Project: 7165
Task: 71836
AD Number: AD0265614

The data obtained in production of an improved multipurpose detector capable of measuring low airborne concentrations of nitrogen tetroxide (N2O4), ozone (O3), hydrazine (N2H4), unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH), and hydrogen fluoride (HF) is presented.

The concept of "forward and reverse polarization" was applied and considerable specificity was obtained for oxidizing and reducing substances. Sensitivities were obtained of 100 microamperes per part per million of nitrogen tetroxide, 52 microamperes per part per million of ozone, 40 microamperes per part per million of hydrazine, and 20 microamperes per part per million of unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine.

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