Accession Number : ADA324703

Title :   Clean, Agile Processing Technology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MARTIN MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s) : Sinton, S. W. ; Chow, A. W.

PDF Url : ADA324703

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The 'Clean, Agile Manufacturing of Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics' (CAMPEP) program managed by ONR and funded by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) has an overall goal of enabling a 90% reduction in pollution and scrap from the Nations PEP life cycle. Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space (LMMS) is contributing to the portion of CAMPEP dealing with PEP processes in an effort to eliminate or reduce scrap and to facilitate recycle/recovery of PEP materials. We are focusing on selected PEP processes to understand how the physical/chemical behavior of the propellant or explosive in the process affects the scrap and pollution generated by the process. Gaining this understanding will allow us to improve and control the selected processes to demonstrate pollution reduction. The tools developed for achieving this aim will then be proven and transferable to other PEP processes, furthering the overall SERDP goal. This Program is closely aligned with related programs at other sites involved in the SERDP-sponsored research on the processing science of energetic materials. These groups include the Naval Surface Weapons Center-Indian Head Division (NSWC), Stevens Institute of Technology (SYP), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratory, the California Institute of Technology (CIT), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), China Lake.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, *PROPELLANTS, *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, *POLLUTION, *PYROTECHNICS, RECYCLED MATERIALS, MANUFACTURING, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, MATERIALS, PROCESSING, REDUCTION, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, LIFE CYCLES, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Pyrotechnics
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE