Accession Number : ADD004573

Title :   Purification of TNT with Magnesium Sulfite-Bisulfite Mixtures.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gilbert,Everett E

Report Date : 18 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Crude TNT is purified by heating with an aqueous mixture of magnesium sulfite and magnesium bisulfite, whereby TNT is recovered in high yield and purity. The spent aqueous solution can be furnaced to recover magnesium oxide, which can be recycled to the process. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *TNT, *Purification, Magnesium compounds, Sulfites, Magnesium oxides, Recycled materials

Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE