oxidizer


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oxidizer

[′äk·sə‚dīz·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A substance, not necessarily containing oxygen, that supports the combustion of a fuel or propellant.
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The thermal oxidizer is designed to capture and control odors only associated with the methane recovery facility.
A fast oxidizer, also often referred to as a "Type A" personality, can be pushed over the edge, into possible death at worst or collapse into a chronic disease state at the least.
The most popular sanitizers used in pools and spas--chlorine and bromine--function both as biocides (they kill bacteria and other potentially harmful microbes) and oxidizers (they "burn up" unpleasant organic contaminants such as bather wastes, dust and pollen).
Liquid rocket fuels and the oxidizer are held separately in large tanks and then Fed into the rocket chamber, where they mix and burn.
Corrosives, oxidizers and flammables must be stored separately (different shelves or compartments).
The internal chambers of a catalytic oxidizer are manufactured entirely of heavy-gauge stainless steel.
Here, the oxidizer is either oxygen or another compound that accepts electrons readily enough and fast enough to drive the heat-releasing chemical reactions that underlie burning.
Relatively easy to manufacture -- in principle it could be made from water -- hydrogen peroxide is less dangerous and expensive than conventional oxidizers such as liquid oxygen.
The paper, however, also said some sources deny the facilities are for storage and injection of fuel and oxidizer and believe they are dummy facilities to threaten the international community.
A catalytic oxidizer is an insulated metal-constructed combustion chamber that has a temperature-controlling burner and a catalyst section.
Its ThermaGrid regenerative thermal oxidizer can be tested at your plant by means of a trailer-mounted system.