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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology, Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: Phase II

ISBN-10: 0309085284

ISBN-13: 9780309085281

ISBN-10: 0309503299

ISBN-13: 9780309503297

The U.S. military is within the strategy of destroying the nation's stockpile of getting older chemical guns kept at 8 destinations within the continental usa and on Johnston Atoll within the Pacific. initially, incineration used to be selected for the destruction of those shops, yet this system has met with public competition, and Congress directed the military to advance replacement applied sciences for destroying the stockpiles in Pueblo, CO and Richmond, KY. to help the military during this strategy, the NRC used to be requested to judge the engineering layout learn of the 3 Blue Grass applicants. This ebook provides an research of varied concerns relating the proposed engineering layout package deal for the Blue Grass facility.

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Hydrolysis; GPCR™ to 5X. Parsons/ Honeywell Modified reverse assembly (fluid-jet cutting and energetic washout for rockets). Hydrolysis; biotreatment. Hydrolysis, biotreatment. Thermal treatment to 5X. Thermal treatment to 5X. Solvated electron process in ammonia for reduction; chemical oxidation with sodium persulfate. Solvated electron process in ammonia for reduction; chemical oxidation with sodium persulfate. Wash in solvated electron solution; oxidation to 3X;c ship to Rock Island Arsenal for 5X treatment.

6% ethyl centralite 84% nitrocellulose/ 9% dinitrotoluene/ 5% dibutyl phthalate/ 1% diphenylamine/ 1% lead carbonate M28 propellant M8 propellant M1 propellant SOURCE: Bonnett (2000). 22 23 HYDROLYSIS TESTS OF ENERGETIC MATERIALS • the solubility of energetics in specific alkaline solutions • the process design of the unit operation and the identification of processing parameters (such as the degree of agitation and reactor residence time) necessary for complete hydrolysis • the characterization of actual products and byproducts of hydrolysis as a function of the extent of reaction Similar concerns were reiterated by the ACW I Committee in a supplemental report evaluating the results of testing conducted during the Demonstration I phase of the ACWA program (NRC, 2000a).

The alternative technologies to undergo demonstration testing are: the AEA Technologies electrochemical oxidation technology, the Teledyne Commodore solvated electron technology, and the Foster Wheeler and Eco Logic transpiring wall supercritical water oxidation and gas phase chemical reduction technology. The demonstrations will be performed in the June through September 2000 timeframe. Based on receipt of the appropriate information, including: (a) the PMACWA-approved Demonstration Study Plans, (b) the demonstration test reports produced by the ACWA technology providers and the associated required responses of the providers to questions from the PMACWA, and (c) the PMACWA’s demonstration testing results database, the committee will: • perform an in-depth review of the data, analyses, and results of the unit operation demonstration tests contained in the above and update as necessary the 1999 NRC report, Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons (the ACW report) • determine if any of the AEA Technologies, Teledyne Commodore, and Foster Wheeler/Eco Logic technologies have reached a technology readiness level sufficient to proceed with implementation of a pilot-scale program • produce a report for delivery to the PMACWA by July 2001 provided the demonstration test reports are made available by November 2000.

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