Accession Number : AD0784737

Title :   Investigation of Propellant and High Explosive Disposal by Confined Space Shots-II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 73-Jun 74,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sinclair,James E. ; Graham,Kenneth J.

Report Date : 30 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The disposal in a confined space of both military secondary high explosives and homogeneous propellants has been studied. Disposal in a confined space is advantageous when one wishes to dispose of large batch configurations of explosive devices which are dangerous to uncase, where another method does not exist, and from the standpoint of environmental impact. Confined space disposal is at a great disadvantage when other methods of disposal exist, such as wet-air oxidation or controlled incineration, when munitions may be uncased or when continuous operations are feasible. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Waste disposal, *Solid wastes, *Explosives, *Propellants, Mines(Excavations), Detonations, Containers

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE