Accession Number : ADD010529

Title :   Breakdown of Solid Propellants and Explosives, Recovery of Nitramines.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tompa,Albert S ; French,David M ; White,Billy R

Report Date : 21 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Processes are described for reclaiming nitramines from propellants by dissolution of the crosslinked propellant binder gy heating the propellant with either (1) a mixture of 2-aminoethanol, an aromatic solvent, and optionally a second low molecular weight alcohol, or (2) a mixture of a mineral acid (HC1, H2C1, H2SO4, and H3PO4, but not HNO3), a organic solvent which is acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, tetrahydrofuran, or mixtures thereof, and water. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Nitramines, Recovery, Solid propellants, Explosives, Processing, Organic solvents, Mixtures, Acetones, Ketones, Ethers, Acids

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE