Accession Number:

ADA109719

Title:

TNT Purification Studies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HERCULES INC RADFORD VA

Report Date:

1981-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This report describes laboratory studies of the purification of crude 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene TNT using ammonium sulfite and magnesium sulfite hexahydrate. The magnesium sulfite hexahydrate purification process produces acceptable TNT, but the TNT produced using ammonium sulfite has low set points. From laboratory studies, the red water resulting from the purification of TNT using magnesium sulfite hexahydrate can be easily concentrated and the magnesium sulfite hexahydrate recovered for recycling into the TNT purification system.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE