Accession Number:

ADA170445

Title:

Economic Analysis of the Recovery and Reuse of Explosives from Obsolete and Unserviceable Conventional Ammunition.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 85-May 86,

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Five options were considered 1 thermal treatment by open-field detonation 2 removal of explosives from munition hardware by the hot water washoutsteamout process, followed by incineration of all energetic components and thermal treatment of metallic hardware 3 removal of explosives from munition hardware by the meltout process, followed by incineration of all energetic components and thermal treatment of metallic hardware 4 removal of explosives from munition hardware of the hot water washoutsteamout process followed by refining of recovered explosives and thermal treatment of metallic hardware and 5 removal of explosives from munition hardware by the meltout process, followed by refining of recovered explosives and thermal treatment of metallic hardware. The economic analysis focused on five representative obsolete and unserviceable munitions 1 90-mm cartridges filled with TNT or Composition B 2 3.5-inch rockets filled with Composition B 3 5-inch rocket warheads filled with TNT or Composition B 4 MK-9 depth charges filled with TNT and 5 the TNT-filled M59A1 semi-armor piercing bomb. A generic capital and operating cost data base was developed for the thermal treatment of or the recovery of resources from these munitions. This data base was applied in a case study of the relative economic attractiveness of the five waste management options.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE