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The ferrosilicon process for the generation of hydrogenReport describes the generation of hydrogen by the reaction between ferrosilicon, sodium hydroxide, and water. This method known as the ferrosilicon method is especially adapted for use in the military field because of the relatively small size and low cost of the generator required to produce hydrogen at a rapid rate, the small operating force required, and the fact that no power is used except the small amount required to operate the stirring and pumping machinery. These advantages make it possible to quickly generate sufficient hydrogen to fill a balloon with a generator which can be transported on a motor truck. This report gives a summary of the details of the ferrosilicon process and a critical examination of the means which are necessary in order to make the process successful.
Document ID
19930091069
Document Type
Other
Authors
Weaver, E R
Berry, W M
Bohnson, V L
Gordon, B D
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1920
Report/Patent Number
NACA-TR-40
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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