Accession Number : ADA362907

Title :   Sampling Results for AEC Phase 1 Training Ordnance Emission Characterization. Volume 1, Appendix 1-A Through 1-D.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. Mar 98-Feb 99,

Corporate Author : RADIAN INTERNATIONAL LLC OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Carson, John ; McCarter, William ; Black, R. J. ; Clark, Tamera

PDF Url : ADA362907

Report Date : MAR 1999

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : Under the direction of the U.S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC), Dugway Proving Ground's, West Desert Test Center was tasked to conduct a series of tests to quantify the emission products produced when training ordinance are used in their tactical configurations. This Summary report, as part of a larger effort, evaluates eight training ordnance commonly in use. The L594 Simulator Ground Burst, the L601 Simulator Hand Grenade, the L596 M110 Simulator Flash Artillery, The D505 155MM Illumination Round, the L305 Green Parachute Signal Flare, the L312 White Parachute Signal Flare and the L314 Green Star Cluster Signal Flare. These items were detonated in DPG's Thermal treatment characterization facility known as the BangBox(TM). The BangBox(TM) is a 50-foot diameter hemisphere made from plasticized fabric, which is kept rigid by a constant injection of fresh air and a semi-rigid airlock. Within the test chamber are samplers, a steel-lined detonation pit, an automatically regulated inflation blower, environment control equipment, and a sampling tube, which extends into the airlock. This attached airlock admits personnel and allows for the movement of large equipment into the chamber. Real-time analyzers were electronically connected to a data recorder. EPA approved laboratories provided sampling and analysis data regarding total suspended particulates (TSP), particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter (PM10), toxic metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs), hydrogen chloride (HCl), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and dioxins/furans.

Descriptors :   *PYROTECHNICS, MILITARY RESERVES, TOXIC HAZARDS, AIR POLLUTION, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), TEST FACILITIES.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE