Accession Number:

ADA341522

Title:

Demonstration Results of Hot Gas Decontamination for Explosives at Hawthorne Army Depot. Volume 4.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY MUSCLE SHOALS AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this assessment was to determine emissions from the hot gas decontaminations HGD system, as tested. The results will be used by the State of Nevada Bureau of Air Quality to set operational and emissions limits. The U.S. Army Environmental Center USAEC is investigating technologies to effectively treat explosives-contaminated components. Pilot studies have shown that decontamination of structural components is possible using a heated gas to thermally decompose or volatilize explosives with subsequent incineration in a thermal oxidizer references 3 and 4. The pilot study conducted at HWAAP from 10 July to 21 September 1989 concluded that the HGD system is effective for treating items contaminated with TNT and ammonium picrate reference 4. A second pilot study, from 20 June to 31 October 1994, was conducted to determine if the HGD system would successfully decontaminate items contaminated with explosives CONP A-3, COMP B, HBX, H-6, RDX, TNT, and Yellow D reference 5. Stack gas testing was conducted during 17-29 October to support HWAAP permitting requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE