Accession Number:

ADA023111

Title:

Alternate Solvents for Benzene in Nitrocellulose Recovery

Descriptive Note:

Technical research rept.

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Report Date:

1975-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This study represents one portion of a program directed toward the minimization or elimination of toxicity and flammability hazards associated with the use of benzene in the recovery of nitrocellulose from surplus single base cannon propellants in the manufacture of ball propellants. It is shown that dichloromethane can replace the current benzene-ethyl acetate cosolvent in nitrocellulose recovery operations while maintaining extraction efficiency, minimizing toxicity dangers, eliminating a fire hazard, simplifying solvent handling, shortening processing time, and reducing energy requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE