Accession Number : ADA222270


Title :   Laboratory Tests to Determine the Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Propellant-Solvent-Fuel Oil Mixtures


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 1989-Feb 1990,


Corporate Author : NATIONAL FERTILIZER AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER MUSCLE SHOALS AL


Personal Author(s) : Norwood, V M ; Craft, D J ; Breed, C E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a222270.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 189


Abstract : The military currently has an inventory of approximately 158,000 metric tons of propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics, with a total of 249, 000 metric tons projected by the year 1993. This inventory includes obsolete conventional munitions and waste propellant generated during the manufacturing process. The current alternatives to storage are open-air burning, open-air detonation, or incineration to slowly reduce the inventory of these materials. The United States Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency (USATHAMA) is currently coordinating a program to assess the feasibility of utilizing propellants dissolved in an appropriate solvent and further blended with fuel oil as supplemental fuel for Army industrial combustors. This report discusses the results from the initial phase of this program. (JES)


Descriptors :   *AMMUNITION , NITROCELLULOSE , MANUFACTURING , AIR , CHEMICAL PROPERTIES , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , EXPLOSIVES , PROPELLANTS , COMBUSTION , COMBUSTORS , FUELS , INVENTORY , WASTES , STORAGE , ARMY , DETONATIONS , FUEL OIL , PYROTECHNICS , LABORATORY TESTS , INDUSTRIES


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE