Method for Disposing of Red Phosphorus Composition.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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A method for disposing of a pyrotechnic composition comprised of red phosphorus, manganese dioxide, magnesium, zinc oxide and linseed oil, with at least fifty percent of the composition being red phosphorus. The composition is burned in a first enclosed chamber and the products of combustion are drawn into a second enclosed chamber and burned. The product gases from the second enclosed chamber are sprayed with water to form phosphoric acid which is collected. The ashes in the first enclosed chamber are sprayed with water to produce phosphine which is burned in the first enclosed chamber and the residue is an inert ash. Author
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