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Title: Destruction of LP XM46 using the molten salt destruction process. Revision 1

Abstract

The preliminary experimental work done on the destruction of the liquid gun propellant LP XM46 (the new designation for LGP-1846) using the Molten Salt Destruction (MSD) Process at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the US Army is described in this report. A series of 18 continuous experimental runs were made wherein a solution of LP XM46 and water was injected into a bed of molten salt comprising the carbonates of sodium, potassium and lithium, along with air. The purpose of these initial Phase 1 runs was to collect information on the applicability of the Molten Salt Destruction Process for the destruction of LP XM46, identify the key technical uncertainties, and to plan future runs. The tentative results from these experiments, described in detail in the main body of this report, indicate that: (1) LP XM46 can be safely and completely destroyed in a bed of molten salt at temperatures well below those needed for incineration; and (2) under optimum operating conditions, less than 1% of the chemically bound nitrogen in the LP XM46 is converted to NOx, and less than 1% carbon is converted to CO.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10176394
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-116389-Rev.1
ON: DE94017492; TRN: AHC29419%%72
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; PROPELLANTS; WASTE PROCESSING; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; DATA ANALYSIS; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; LITHIUM CARBONATES; POTASSIUM CARBONATES; SODIUM CARBONATES; MOLTEN SALTS; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; OXIDATION; 450100; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIONS AND EXPLOSIVES

Citation Formats

Upadhye, R S, and Watkins, B E. Destruction of LP XM46 using the molten salt destruction process. Revision 1. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10176394.
Upadhye, R S, & Watkins, B E. Destruction of LP XM46 using the molten salt destruction process. Revision 1. United States. doi:10.2172/10176394.
Upadhye, R S, and Watkins, B E. Fri . "Destruction of LP XM46 using the molten salt destruction process. Revision 1". United States. doi:10.2172/10176394. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10176394.
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title = {Destruction of LP XM46 using the molten salt destruction process. Revision 1},
author = {Upadhye, R S and Watkins, B E},
abstractNote = {The preliminary experimental work done on the destruction of the liquid gun propellant LP XM46 (the new designation for LGP-1846) using the Molten Salt Destruction (MSD) Process at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the US Army is described in this report. A series of 18 continuous experimental runs were made wherein a solution of LP XM46 and water was injected into a bed of molten salt comprising the carbonates of sodium, potassium and lithium, along with air. The purpose of these initial Phase 1 runs was to collect information on the applicability of the Molten Salt Destruction Process for the destruction of LP XM46, identify the key technical uncertainties, and to plan future runs. The tentative results from these experiments, described in detail in the main body of this report, indicate that: (1) LP XM46 can be safely and completely destroyed in a bed of molten salt at temperatures well below those needed for incineration; and (2) under optimum operating conditions, less than 1% of the chemically bound nitrogen in the LP XM46 is converted to NOx, and less than 1% carbon is converted to CO.},
doi = {10.2172/10176394},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {4}
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