Accession Number : AD0766434

Title :   Doping with Zirconium Sulfate.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul-30 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT CRANE IND

Personal Author(s) : Biggs,William T.

Report Date : 01 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Zirconium sulfate doped sodium nitrate was investigated to lower the activation energy of sodium nitrate in illuminating flares to cause more rapid decomposition and reduce the hygroscopicity. From experimental data, zirconium sulfate doped sodium nitrate does neither of the above. However, zirconium sulfate does affect the caking properties of sodium nitrate and allows the processing of low-micron sized sodium nitrate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NITRATES, DOPING), (*FLARES, DOPING), HEAT OF ACTIVATION, EPOXY RESINS, BURNING RATE

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE