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Title: Injector nozzle for molten salt destruction of energetic waste materials

An injector nozzle has been designed for safely injecting energetic waste materials, such as high explosives, propellants, and rocket fuels, into a molten salt reactor in a molten salt destruction process without premature detonation or back burn in the injection system. The energetic waste material is typically diluted to form a fluid fuel mixture that is injected rapidly into the reactor. A carrier gas used in the nozzle serves as a carrier for the fuel mixture, and further dilutes the energetic material and increases its injection velocity into the reactor. The injector nozzle is cooled to keep the fuel mixture below the decomposition temperature to prevent spontaneous detonation of the explosive materials before contact with the high-temperature molten salt bath. 2 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
201513
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 320305; 450100; PA: EDB-96:053265; SN: 96001551787
Patent Number(s):
US 5,491,280/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-084,633
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 Feb 1996
Research Org:
University of California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; INCINERATORS; FUEL FEEDING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; WASTE PROCESSING; PROPELLANTS; FUELS; ROCKET ENGINES; PNEUMATIC TRANSPORT; NOZZLES; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION; MITIGATION; MOLTEN SALTS; INDUSTRIAL WASTES