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A substance that oxidizes another substance, especially one that supports the combustion of fuel; an oxidizing agent.
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(ˈɒksɪˌdaɪzə) or


(Elements & Compounds) an oxidant, esp a substance that combines with the fuel in a rocket engine
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Noun1.oxidizer - a substance that oxidizes another substanceoxidizer - a substance that oxidizes another substance
chemical agent - an agent that produces chemical reactions
hydrogen peroxide, peroxide - a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used (in aqueous solutions) as a mild disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
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As a result, both the fuel and the oxidizer would be vaporized into gases which would move into the rocket's combustion chamber and provide thrust to the rocket as well as the necessary heat to turn the next section of the propellant into vapor.
This model is composed of three sections: an oxidizer tank, a center body, and a fuel tank.
Orbital ATK Inc (NYSE:OA), a provider of aerospace and defence technologies, announced on Tuesday the shipment by its Space Components Division (SCD) of the fuel and oxidizer tanks to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) in Redondo Beach, California for integration into NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
He added: "Our trailers have been designed to be $exible and they have been called upon to transport many unusual loads but as far as I'm aware we've never carried such high tech equipment or rocket fuel oxidizer.
Under the terms of the agreement, Dresser-Rand will supply two 1.75 megawatt gas turbine generators with heat recovery steam generators and two gradual oxidizers that are manufactured by Ener-Core.
The strongest positive effect is obtained when Ce(IV) is used as an oxidizer, whilst the strongest negative effect takes place when stirring is used as the preparation method.
In this video, Deputy Project Manager Benjamin Reed, Test Director Marion Riley, Lead Oxidizer Nozzle Tool Engineer Matthew Sammons, Robotic Operator Alex Janas, and Lead Fluids Engineer Brian Nufer describe the Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) that took place in February, 2014 and the applications of satellite servicing technology.
So-called plug-flow boundary conditions are applied on both the oxidizer and the fuel inlet [2, 3].
In order to solve this problem, we studied two approaches: (1) using C[O.sub.2] as an oxidizer and (2) modulation of substrate dc bias.
Among the topics are safety, blowers for combustion systems, burner design, combustion diagnostics, flare testing, burner installation and maintenance, burner troubleshooting, and thermal oxidizer installation and maintenance.
After examining the 3.2-ton wreckage, a team of 42 South Korean military, rocket, and missile experts has concluded that the wreckage is an oxidizer container, which stored red fuming nitric acid, to fuel the rocket's first-stage propellant, according to the report.
It is interesting to note that gasoline has 10 times the energy density of TNT that needs to carry its oxidizer within.