Development of Methodologies for Evaluating Emissions from Methodologies-Containing Explosives and Propellants
Technical Report,01 Dec 2015,31 Dec 2016
US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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Experiments were performed to develop methodologies that will allow determination of pollutant emission factors for gases and particles produced by exploding metal-containing energetic materials. Materials studied included M855 ammunition nitrocellulose C6H7NO23O5nnitroglycerin C3H5N3O9 propellant, copper-jacketed lead projectile fired using an M4 carbine shoulder-fired weapon, medium-sized 660 g charges of neat trinitrotoluene TNT or C7H5N3O6, and medium-sized 660 g total weight charges of TNT 80 by weightmagnesium Mg powder, 325 mesh, 4 by weightboron B powder, 0.8 micrometer, 16 by weight. Although not included here, the analysis methods described are directly applicable to the study of pyrotechnics.
- Ammunition and Explosives