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Development of Methodologies for Evaluating Emissions from Methodologies-Containing Explosives and Propellants

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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US Army Research Laboratory

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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.

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  • Ammunition and Explosives

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[A, Approved For Public Release]