Design Guidance Manual. Low-Cost Disposable, Hot Gas Decontamination System for Explosives Contaminated Equipment and Facilities
Final rept. Mar 98-Nov 98
PARSONS ENGINEERING SCIENCE INC DENVER CO
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As part of its long-term environmental program, the Department of Defense DoD is required to decontaminate and remove explosives contamination from equipment and buildings at numerous DoD installations. An environmentally-safe, non-destructive method to decontaminate facilities is by the Hot Gas Decontamination HGD technology developed by the U.S. Army Environmental Center USAEC. The HGD technology uses controlled heat to volatilize and thermally decompose the explosives contamination. The process was proven technically effective for decontaminating explosives contaminated equipment and facilities during several field demonstrations conducted by the USAEC. This Design Guidance Manual will assist installation personnel in determining the applicability and effectiveness of the Hot Gas technology at their site. The manual provides sufficient design information to move directly to detailed design, procurement, construction and operation of a HGD system. Technical information necessary to develop a budgetary cost estimate for implementation of the HGD process at an installation is also presented.
- Ammunition and Explosives