Accession Number : ADA337222

Title :   Alkaline Hydrolysis Conversion of Nitrocellulose Fines

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : OLIN CORP BARABOO WI

Personal Author(s) : Wolf, F. E.

PDF Url : ADA337222

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The conversion of 1,125,000 pounds of bone-dry nitrocellulose fines into a liquid fertilizer was documented. Alkaline hydrolysis was the conversion method using potassium hydroxide to dissolve the nitrocellulose, phosphoric acid to adjust the pH and then landspread of the resultant liquid fertilizer. Fertilizer nutrient value was 1.3% nitrogen (N), 8.0% potassium (K2O) and 0.9% phosphorus (P2O5). Conversion met all applicable federal and state safety and environmental regulations.

Descriptors :   *HYDROLYSIS, *NITROCELLULOSE, *FINES, CONVERSION, LIQUIDS, NITROGEN, SAFETY, WASTE DISPOSAL, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, ESTERS, REGULATIONS, PH FACTOR, HYDROXIDES, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, PHOSPHORIC ACIDS, FERTILIZERS, ALKALINITY, NITRATES.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE