Common Examples of Physico-Chemical Systems Installed Aboard Submarines

  • Dustin L. WallaceEmail author
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Physico-chemical systems installed aboard naval submarine fleets around the world were discussed with a particular emphasis on oxygen and potable water generating systems. These systems are considered of the open loop variety. Oxygen generation, electrical-chemical, and polymer oxygen extraction techniques were likewise surveyed. Air monitoring techniques were classified as either passive or active, with the latter being considered a closed loop system. Potable water generation methods were described, with a particular emphasis on desalination and distilling techniques. Both of these methods are open loop systems. Water purity monitoring methods were briefly described as well.


Desalination Distillers Electrical-chemical oxygen generators Momoethanolamine Polymer oxygen generators Physico-chemical systems Open system Closed system 


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  1. 1.Project PoSSUMNorfolkUSA

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