Accession Number:

ADA066310

Title:

Preliminary Problem Definition Study of 48 Munition-Related Chemicals. Volume IV. Primer and Tracer Related Chemicals.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 77-Apr 78,

Corporate Author:

ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

441.0

Abstract:

The goal of this problem definition study was to assess the Armys responsibility for conducting further investigations into the toxicological and environmental hazards of twenty chemicals associated with the production of primers and tracers. These chemicals are used in various primer, tracer, igniter and pyrotechnic formulations as oxidizers, initiators, coloring agents and fuels. These formulations are mixed and loaded at various currently operational Army Ammunition Plants including Lake City, Lone Star, Longhorn AAP and Pine Bluff Arsenal. Carbon black, graphite and barium nitrate are also used in propellant manufacture at Radford AAP.

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE