The Contaminated Waste Processor for Incineration of Explosives Contaminated Waste,
TOOELE ARMY DEPOT UT
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During normal operations of Army ammunition plants and depots, considerable waste is generated that is contaminated, or is suspected of being contaminated with propellants or explosives. In addition, metals which are contaminated with explosives cannot be disposed of unless they are first flashed. Previously, the burning of such wastes and flashing of metals was accomplished on open burning grounds. The Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act have resulted in restrictions in the open burning of such materials. In response to the Armys search for an environmentally acceptable method of disposal of these materials, AED proposed that a modification to the Armys Standard APE 2048 Flashing Furnace would provide a system that could meet present and future air quality requirements. Under tasking by DARCOM, AED conducted a feasibility study which showed that a modified APE 2048 had excellent combustion characteristics which could meet all future requirements. The system concept was developed and named the Contaminated Waste Processor CWP.