SUN 143-94. Solventless (Extruded) Powder (N-5) General. Cost Improvement for Inhibiting Process of Mark 43 Grain. Reclamation of Run-Off Elba Solvent by Distillation
SUNFLOWER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT LAWRENCE KS
Pagination or Media Count:
Used ELBA solvent Ethyl LactateButyl Acetate contaminated with components of N-5 propellant and water, was reclaimed by vacuum and ambient pressure distillation. Nitroglycerin NG, water, and butyl acetate contents of the distillates are reported. Water separation in the distillate is discussed. Nitroglycerin content and thermal stability of the residues are reported. Distillations were performed successfully. Ninety percent recovery was obtained. Stability studies showed that the contaminated solvent could be distilled safely.
- Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
- Ammunition and Explosives