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Title: Molten salt destruction of energetic waste materials

A molten salt destruction process is used to treat and destroy energetic waste materials such as high explosives, propellants, and rocket fuels. The energetic material is pre-blended with a solid or fluid diluent in safe proportions to form a fluid fuel mixture. The fuel mixture is rapidly introduced into a high temperature molten salt bath. A stream of molten salt is removed from the vessel and may be recycled as diluent. Additionally, the molten salt stream may be pumped from the reactor, circulated outside the reactor for further processing, and delivered back into the reactor or cooled and circulated to the feed delivery system to further dilute the fuel mixture entering the reactor.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
  2. (Pleasanton, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869989
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5434335
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
molten; salt; destruction; energetic; waste; materials; process; treat; destroy; explosives; propellants; rocket; fuels; material; pre-blended; solid; fluid; diluent; safe; proportions; form; fuel; mixture; rapidly; introduced; temperature; bath; stream; removed; vessel; recycled; additionally; pumped; reactor; circulated; outside; processing; delivered; cooled; feed; delivery; dilute; entering; salt bath; waste material; molten salt; waste materials; fuel mixture; salt destruction; energetic waste; fluid fuel; rocket fuels; temperature molten; energetic material; rocket fuel; destruction process; /588/149/