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Development of Novel Decontamination and Inerting Techniques for Explosive Contaminated Facilities, Laboratory Evaluation of Concepts. Phase II. Laboratory Evaluation of Novel Explosives Decontamination Concepts
Final rept. Aug 1983-Mar 1985
BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH
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Study experimentally evaluated concepts, identified, evaluated, and recommended in a previous phase, for decontamination of explosive contaminated buildings. Five concepts were first submitted to laboratory scale screening studies. The successful operating conditions so identified were then further evaluated in bench scale studies using 5-inch x 5-inch coupons of typical building materials, both in a painted and unpainted condition. An engineering and economic analysis was then performed on the three concepts Hot Gas, NaOH DMSO Reduction, and combined Hot GasChemical so demonstrated to be effective. Remaining knowledge gaps pertaining to the implementation of these concepts were then identified and methods for resolving them delineated in a Field Test Plan. Keywords include Explosives TNT, DNT, RDX HMX, Tetryl Inerting Concepts Decontamination Concepts Installation Restoration Solvent Extraction Sodium Hydroxide Dimethyl Sulfoxide Reductants Solubilization Steel Dimethyl- Formamide Acetone Decontamination Sodium Sulfide.
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