Decomposition of Glycols From Nitrate Ester Propellants
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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The biodegradability of four glycols derived from the corresponding nitrate esters was investigated using gas chromatography. Propylene glycol was readily degraded under a variety of culture conditions. The initial stage of decomposition of diethylene and triethylene glycol was nonbiological and TMEG was relatively stable under the conditions tested. The GC method was sensitive to direct injections of glycols in aqueous solutions in the low ppm range.
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