BERYLLIUM, ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL RESOURCES, TOXICITY, AND PROPERTIES IN RELATION TO ITS USE IN PROPELLANTS AND EXPLOSIVES
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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Those who wish to consider Be as an ingredient of propellants or explosives should be familiar with the current and potential supply of this element. Likewise they should comprehend the toxicity of Be and its compounds. The objectives of this report are to provide information about the actual and potential supply of Be and about the toxicology of Be and its compounds. Metallic Be will not be available in quantity if nothing better than the primitive methods of mining now in use, utilization of only the richest ores, and complex and inefficient methods of extracting BeO do not make way for better methods. If mining and extraction of Be are not improved, plans should not be made to use more than small quantities of Be in explosives or in propellants.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Mining Engineering