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Title: Emissions characterization in the contained underground demilitarization laboratory at Nevada Test Site

Abstract

The US Departments of Defense and Energy (DOD and DOE) have established a Joint Demilitarization Technology (JDT) Program to demonstrate and validate technologies for resource recovery and recycling, as well as alternative destruction or treatment technologies as appropriate to specific conventional stockpile segments. X-Tunnel at the DOE Nevada Test Site is a facility for emissions characterization from detonation of conventional munitions and burning of rocket motors. We conducted seven detonations of M107, high explosive 155-mm projectiles, four from December 1996 through March 1997 and three during July and August 1999. We also completed three burns of rocket motors from May through June 1997.Standard (DOD) procedures for open detonation (DOD) of ordinance and open burn (OB) of rocket motors were followed in order to establish baseline emissions. Measurements inside the chamber included pressures, temperatures, relative humidity and gas concentrations. Grab samples were collected f or gas, organic, metal and particulate analyses. Results and implications for developing alternative destruction techniques will be presented.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
14952
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-126887
TRN: AH200130%%189
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fifth Conference on Life Cycles of Energetic Materials, Orlando, FL (US), 09/26/1999--09/29/1999; Other Information: PBD: 20 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; EXPLOSIONS; HUMIDITY; LIFE CYCLE; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; MOTORS; NEVADA TEST SITE; PARTICULATES; PROJECTILES; RECYCLING; ROCKETS

Citation Formats

Velsko, C A, Watkins, B E, Pruneda, C O, and Lipkin, J. Emissions characterization in the contained underground demilitarization laboratory at Nevada Test Site. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Velsko, C A, Watkins, B E, Pruneda, C O, & Lipkin, J. Emissions characterization in the contained underground demilitarization laboratory at Nevada Test Site. United States.
Velsko, C A, Watkins, B E, Pruneda, C O, and Lipkin, J. Mon . "Emissions characterization in the contained underground demilitarization laboratory at Nevada Test Site". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/14952.
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abstractNote = {The US Departments of Defense and Energy (DOD and DOE) have established a Joint Demilitarization Technology (JDT) Program to demonstrate and validate technologies for resource recovery and recycling, as well as alternative destruction or treatment technologies as appropriate to specific conventional stockpile segments. X-Tunnel at the DOE Nevada Test Site is a facility for emissions characterization from detonation of conventional munitions and burning of rocket motors. We conducted seven detonations of M107, high explosive 155-mm projectiles, four from December 1996 through March 1997 and three during July and August 1999. We also completed three burns of rocket motors from May through June 1997.Standard (DOD) procedures for open detonation (DOD) of ordinance and open burn (OB) of rocket motors were followed in order to establish baseline emissions. Measurements inside the chamber included pressures, temperatures, relative humidity and gas concentrations. Grab samples were collected f or gas, organic, metal and particulate analyses. Results and implications for developing alternative destruction techniques will be presented.},
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