Accession Number : ADA301676

Title :   Evaluation of Slurry Nozzles to Support the Supplemental Fuels Development.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : WESTON (ROY F) INC WEST CHESTER PA

PDF Url : ADA301676

Report Date : 06 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The U.S. Army generates significant quantities of off-specification and scrap energetic or explosives materials. Energetic materials are also contained in obsolete and unserviceable munitions. Disposal options for these energetic materials are limited because current methods such as open burning and open detonation are being restricted by environmental regulations. Incineration of explosives in a water slurry is a known method of disposal but it is expensive. The U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) is investigating technologies to safely and effectively destroy energetic and explosive materials. Previous laboratory-scale testing conducted by USATHAMA has shown that blending explosives with fuel oil and burning the resultant mixture can be completed successfully at Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant (HWAAP), which is located in Hawthorne, NV. A pilot-scale system was constructed for mixing explosives such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-t,3,5-triazine (RDX) in fuel oil and firing the resulting mixture into an industrial boiler to generate steam. During operational testing of the pilot boiler at HWAAP, plugging of the oil/explosive mixture was experienced.

Descriptors :   *SLURRIES, *NOZZLES, *RDX, *TNT, TEST AND EVALUATION, ENVIRONMENTS, WATER, MATERIALS, ARMY FACILITIES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, EXPLOSIVES, MIXTURES, COMBUSTION, FUELS, AMMUNITION, MIXING, DISPOSAL, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, STEAM, REGULATIONS, DETONATIONS, FUEL OIL, BOILERS.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE