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