The reaction of chlorine on a suspension of lime in the presence of suitable catalysts, such as nickel, cobalt and iron salts, has been studied. It was found that the optimum temperature is 94° C.; that the greatest unit efficiency of the catalyst, nickel nitrate, is obtained at a concentration of.02 g. per 100 c.c; that the rate of generation of oxygen is almost directly proportional to the rate of flow of the chlorine and that nickel and cobalt salts are distinctly superior to all other catalysts which were used. In addition it has been found that the catalyst is not easily poisoned, and may be used throughout a number of runs.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Sweeney, O. R. and Ralston, A. W.
"The Commercial Preparation of Oxygen from Lime and Chlorine,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 34(1), 215-215.
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