Accession Number : ADD013859

Title :   Disposal of Solid Propellants.

Descriptive Note : Patent filed 21 Apr 78, Patented 19 Jul 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sayles, David C

Report Date : 19 Jul 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Solid propellant is first placed in a closed container with a solution of water and detergent. A water slurry is then created by injecting compressed air in superheated steam into the solution to place the propellant and solution under several atmospheres of pressure and at the same time to raise the temperature of the solution to 400 - 600 F. This results in oxidation of the propellant into such constituents as carbon dioxide, water, nitrous oxide and etc. These constituents are then removed by absorption. Patents, Pat-Cl-264-3,1. (jes)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PROPELLANTS, *SOLID PROPELLANTS, ABSORPTION, ATMOSPHERES, CARBON DIOXIDE, COMPRESSED AIR, CONTAINERS, DETERGENTS, DISPOSAL, NITROUS OXIDE, OXIDATION, PRESSURE, SLURRIES, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), STEAM, SUPERHEATING, WATER

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE