Accession Number : ADP004465

Title :   Munition Demilitarization Chemistry-Nitrocellulosic Propellants,

Corporate Author : TOOELE ARMY DEPOT UT

Personal Author(s) : Bishop,J. L.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Disposal, conversion and recycling of munition components now require much more knowledge of the chemical reactions involved. Some of the information could have been obtained through many decades of military work, but instead, in nearly every historical case it has been neglected. This deficiency must be overcome in order to meet the needs of energy and resource conservation, as well as environmental protection. In addition, the cradle to grave concept of responsibility has been made statutory, requiring that any new military device must have a dependable disposal process developed before it can be deployed. This article summarizes some recent progress in understanding demilitarization chemistry of nitrocellulosic propellants. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PROPELLANTS, *NITROCELLULOSE, *DEMILITARIZATION, *CHEMICAL REACTIONS, DISPOSAL, CONVERSION, RECYCLED MATERIALS, NITRATION, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), DEFLAGRATION, EXPLOSIONS, DETONATIONS, COMBUSTION, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE