This dissertation is divided into four parts consisting of (1) an introduction to stagewise processes; (2) a summary of investigations appearing in the literature; (3) the detailed application of finite calculus to the stagewise operations of extraction, gas absorption and fractionation; and (4) an appendix containing the elements of the finite calculus and a few numerical solutions of problems presented in part (3).
This thesis is a kinetic study of the vapor phase addition of hydrogen chloride to propylene using activated alumina es a catalyst. Preliminary work on this reaction showed first, that isopropyl chloride is the only gaseous product formed at temperatures of 80°C or less when this catalyst is used. Second, the catalyst activity decreases with time possibly due to the formation of non-volatile polymerized product on the surface. The rate of decreasing catalyst activity is dependent on the temperature and on the conversion.
This research is an ethnographic study of literacy as a socially constructed process, literacy viewed as a part of the acquisition and transmission of culture. The focal population was a group of low SES high school students, most of whom were African American, and their children (ages 7 weeks to 4 years), several of whom were enrolled in a day care center housed within the large, urban high school their parents attended in a midwestern U.S. city. The research was an attempt to understand the kinds of literacy, specifically the types and amounts of reading and writing, that were a part of the home and school lives of the student/parents, and their parents, and a part of the home and day care lives of their children.
A study was made of the kinetics of the liquid phase hydrogenation of cyclohexene in the presence of a platinum catalyst in a stirred semi-flow system. The effects of catalyst concentration, hydrogen flow rate, reactor pressure, stirring rate, agitator and reactor design upon the observed rate of reaction were evaluated experimentally, and are qualitatively explained by the hydrodynamics of the stirred system.