Alternate Solvents for Benzene in Nitrocellulose Recovery
Technical research rept.
FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA
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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.
- Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
- Ammunition and Explosives