Accession Number:

ADA371028

Title:

Elimination of Toxic Heavy Metals From Small Caliber Ammunition.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The investigation of the chemical stability and mobility of tungsten as contained in non-lead bullets was conducted during FY 98. The environmental stability and mobility of the powdered tungsten as part of fragmented bullets was examined employing combinations of leaching and aging corrosion experiments. Materials used in the non-lead bullets were exposed to simulated environments soil, solvents, temperatures, etc. to determine what compounds would form and their solubility and mobility were examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE