Accession Number : ADA330110
Title : Hydrolytic Decontamination of a 4.2" Mustard Mortar
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Apr 97
Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDMD
Personal Author(s) : Harvey, Steven P.
PDF Url : ADA330110
Report Date : AUG 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : An empty, corroded 4.2" mustard (HD) mortar containing internal baffles was filled with HD (100 ml). Subsequently, it was subjected to a boiling water bath for 2 hr to determine if boiling water alone would be sufficient to remove HD to the 3x level (0.003 mg/m3 vapor detection) . Results showed that HD was undetectable following the boiling water treatment. The same contamination and decontamination procedure was used with 10 ml HT in the same munition with the same outcome.
Descriptors : *DECONTAMINATION, *MUSTARD AGENTS, *HD AGENT, WATER TREATMENT, MORTAR AMMUNITION, DEMILITARIZATION, HYDROLYSIS, BATHS, BOILING, BAFFLES.
Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE