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Accession Number ADA564241
Title Active Range Restoration via Caustic Hydrolysis of Explosively Contaminated Metal Parts.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 24p
Personal Author M. Hopkins
Abstract Objective: Demonstrate an Active Ranges-Restoration Mobile Munitions and Metals Treatment Unit for the Neutralization of Explosive Residues. Scope: Scale up and ruggedize a two-stage Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) system -- Caustic Decomposition/Hydrolysis (D/H) (Caustic hydrolysis), Catalytic Hydrothermal Conversion (CHTC) (700 degrees C catalyzed steam reformer). Emergent CHTC Challenges -- Exotic materials of construction required to accommodate 700 degrees C, Concerns with power consumption and molten stack discharge. Caustic hydrolysis alone meets nonhazardous criteria. Resultant process modifications: CHTC process eliminated, Modified Decomposition/Hydrolysis (MDH) instituted. Process Development Demonstrations: Energetic Detection Analytical Method, Hydrolysate Characterization, Cyanide Detection Method Demonstration, Cyanide Oxidation Demonstration, pH Neutralization/Hydrolysate Thickening.
Keywords Ammunition fragments
Calorimeter testing
Caustic hydrolysis
Contaminated metal parts
Cyanide oxidation
Energetic neutralization
Hydrogen peroxide
Installation restoration
Metal scraps
Metals neutralization
Military facilities
Modified decomposition hydrolysis
Phosphoric acids
Sodium hydroxide

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 99F - Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
94K - Laboratory & Test Facility Design & Operation
79A - Ammunition, Explosives, & Pyrotechnics
Corporate Author National Defense Center for Energy and Environment, Johnstown, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Briefing charts.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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