Development of Methodology and Technology for Identifying and Quantifying Emission Products from Open Burning and Open Detonation Thermal Treatment Methods. Field Test Series A, B, and C. Volume 1. Test Summary
Final rept. Dec 1988-Jan 1992
ARMY ARMAMENT MUNITIONS AND CHEMICAL COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL
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The report covers the OBOD field tests A, B, and C using the methodology and technology developed in the BangBox BB test for use on the fixed-wing aircraft FWAC. Field test A was a checkout of the equipment and sampling selected from the BB test, and the development of procedures for sampling the TNT detonation crater soil, and the particle fallout In the surrounding area. Triple-base propellant was also burned in pans with the area sampled to 30-m with fallout pans. The analytes in both the air emission and the soil were identify and quantified. Field test B used TNT as the explosive and manufacturing residue as the burn material. Air sampling with the FWAC and soil sampling provided estimates of emission factors EF and soil contaminates that were detected above background levels. Suspended TNT detonations and manufacturing residue bums were also characterized for emission products. Phase C test using refinements in sampling and analysis from the previous phases provided data for TNT, composition B, explosive D, and RDX detonations and manufacturing residue single-base M1,M6 propellant bums. The EF data from the TNT field tests were examined and compared with BB data the results were comparable in the analytes detected and the level of analytes detected. The results indicate an efficiency for the detonation 92 percent Continued on reverse Opening burning open detonationOBOD TNT Double base propellant manufacturers residue propellant air emissions thermal treatment carbon balance emission factor.
- Solid Rocket Propellants
- Air Pollution and Control