Characterizing Range Scrap and Developing Quality Assurance Coupons for Hot Gas Decontamination Trials
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
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Characterization and decontamination of range scrap are relatively new compliance issues for military training and testing facilities. This report describes the development of an approach for characterizing energetic residues on range scrap and a method to assess the performance of a low-cost hot gas decontamination system. The procedure used to identify secondary explosives on range scrap involves a two-tiered analytical process. Initially,simple wet chemical tests that can be interpreted visually were used on-site to screen readily accessible and partly enclosed surfaces,then samples were collected for analyte-specific methods of analysis. Another objective of this study was to develop quality assurance samples that could be used to optimize the hot gas decontamination treatment system and,thereafter,to satisfy regulatory agency requirements for monitoring its performance.
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