Accession Number:

ADA595325

Title:

Force to Fail Reactions With Monoethanolamine: Application to the Explosive Destruction System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 2010-Mar 2013

Corporate Author:

ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIR

Report Date:

2014-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The primary purpose of this effort was to determine the maximum loading of chemical warfare agents CWA which could be utilized and still meet the treatment goal under typical Explosive Destruction System EDS operating conditions. The intention was not to conduct an investigation into whether the reaction kinetics and product distribution change with increased agent loadings. The primary metric of success was the residual agent concentration remaining in the neutralent. GB was successfully neutralized to less than the treatment goal of 1 mgL at loadings 3 5 times the typical GB loading of 10. HD was successfully neutralized to less than the treatment goal of 50 mgL at loadings 4 5 times the typical HD loading of 10. VX was not reduced below the treatment goal of 1 mgL under any of the conditions evaluated during this study. In the 1 VX loading experiments conducted at 60 deg C for 6 h, the residual VX was approximately 3 times higher than the treatment goal.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE