Disposal of Solid Propellants.
Patent filed 21 Apr 78, Patented 19 Jul 88,
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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Solid propellant is first placed in a closed container with a solution of water and detergent. A water slurry is then created by injecting compressed air in superheated steam into the solution to place the propellant and solution under several atmospheres of pressure and at the same time to raise the temperature of the solution to 400 - 600 F. This results in oxidation of the propellant into such constituents as carbon dioxide, water, nitrous oxide and etc. These constituents are then removed by absorption. Patents, Pat-Cl-264-3,1. jes
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