Accession Number : ADD001103

Title :   Continuous Process for Manufacture of Nitrocellulose.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Charles W ; Hann,Everette O

Report Date : 30 Jan 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent concerns a continuous, pollution-free process for manufacture of nitrocellulose. It involves passing cellulose and nitric acid-magnesium nitrate nitrating agent through an attrition mill, separating the spent nitrating agent from the nitrocellulose, purifying the latter by countercurrent water wash, treating the wash liquors with an ion-exchange system to recover the magnesium and nitrate values therefrom, and recycling the latter and spent nitrating agent to the system. The invention provides an efficient, closed system which generates no waste products to pollute the environment.

Descriptors :   *Nitrocellulose, *Patents, Air pollution, Nitric acid, Magnesium compounds, Nitrates, Reclamation, Recycled materials, Water pollution, Ion exchange, Manufacturing

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE