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Title: Method for digesting a nitro-bearing explosive compound

Abstract

The present invention is a process wherein superoxide radicals from superoxide salt are used to break down the explosive compounds. The process has an excellent reaction rate for degrading explosives, and operates at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure in aqueous or non-aqueous conditions. Because the superoxide molecules are small, much smaller than an enzyme molecule for example, they can penetrate the microstructure of plastic explosives faster. The superoxide salt generates reactive hydroxyl radicals, which can destroy other organic contaminants, if necessary, along with digesting the explosive nitro-bearing compound.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
873239
Patent Number(s):
6118039
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; digesting; nitro-bearing; explosive; compound; process; superoxide; radicals; salt; break; compounds; excellent; reaction; rate; degrading; explosives; operates; ambient; temperature; atmospheric; pressure; aqueous; non-aqueous; conditions; molecules; enzyme; molecule; example; penetrate; microstructure; plastic; faster; generates; reactive; hydroxyl; destroy; organic; contaminants; reaction rate; organic contaminant; ambient temperature; atmospheric pressure; organic contaminants; plastic explosives; superoxide radicals; explosive nitro; hydroxyl radicals; excellent reaction; explosive compound; explosive compounds; aqueous conditions; /588/

Citation Formats

Shah, Manish M. Method for digesting a nitro-bearing explosive compound. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Shah, Manish M. Method for digesting a nitro-bearing explosive compound. United States.
Shah, Manish M. Sat . "Method for digesting a nitro-bearing explosive compound". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873239.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is a process wherein superoxide radicals from superoxide salt are used to break down the explosive compounds. The process has an excellent reaction rate for degrading explosives, and operates at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure in aqueous or non-aqueous conditions. Because the superoxide molecules are small, much smaller than an enzyme molecule for example, they can penetrate the microstructure of plastic explosives faster. The superoxide salt generates reactive hydroxyl radicals, which can destroy other organic contaminants, if necessary, along with digesting the explosive nitro-bearing compound.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
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