Accession Number : AD0765701

Title :   Disposal of Excess and Waste Explosives in Confined Chambers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Visted,Frank Alexander

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : A new concept in excess and waste military explosive material disposal envisions that conventional military ordnance material be disposed of in large batch configurations by detonation/deflagration in confined underground chambers. The gaseous products of the disposal event could be vented, if desired, to appropriate recovery or environmental control equipment, or left to vent naturally through the surrounding earth filter. The purpose of this work is to determine the percentage concentration of the major gaseous products that are produced by the disposal of conventional military explosives in a laboratory-scale confined chamber and related these results to full scale implementation of this new concept in conventional explosive disposal.

Descriptors :   (*EXPLOSIVES, *DISPOSAL), (*WASTE GASES, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY)), UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, MODEL TESTS, AIR POLLUTION, DEFLAGRATION, DETONATIONS, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL)

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE