EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF PRESSURE SWIRL ATOMIZERS FOR LEAD OXIDE PRODUCTION

2019-05-14T15:13:28Z (GMT) by Nate A Byerly
<div>In this experiment, swirl injectors were designed and tested to validate their use in spraying liquid </div><div>lead into a Barton pot combustion chamber to produce lead oxide at a smaller particle size than </div><div>the current stream injection. Testing was done with water and air to determine the best design for </div><div>atomization results, and then the injector was fabricated for liquid lead testing. Thermochemistry </div><div>calculations showed that due to lead oxidation being a surface reaction, the combustion process </div><div>was diffusion controlled. These conditions were used to determine residence time inside a Barton </div><div>pot combustion chamber for predicted droplet sizes. Results of the liquid lead testing showed that </div><div>final lead oxide particle size and residence time was reduced when using a swirl atomizer in place </div><div>of a steady feed stream. Further calculations were done to create a model for a standard combustion </div><div>chamber and injection system for lead oxide production.</div>