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Title: Method for chemically inactivating energetic materials and forming a nondetonable product therefrom

Abstract

A method for rendering nondetonble energetic materials, such as are contained in or removed from decommissioned ordnance. The energetic materials are either combined with epoxy hardener or are combined with other compounds, preferably amine compounds, to form a substance that functions as an epoxy hardener. According to the invention, energetic materials (including TNT, RDX and Composition B) that are treated according to the invention method yield a reaction product that is non-explosive, that serves to harden or cure conventional epoxy resin to form a stable, nonexplosive waste product. Epoxy hardener made using the method of the invention is also described.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874433
Patent Number(s):
6388163
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A62 - LIFE-SAVING A62D - CHEMICAL MEANS FOR EXTINGUISHING FIRES OR FOR COMBATING OR PROTECTING AGAINST HARMFUL CHEMICAL AGENTS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; chemically; inactivating; energetic; materials; forming; nondetonable; product; rendering; nondetonble; contained; removed; decommissioned; ordnance; combined; epoxy; hardener; compounds; amine; form; substance; functions; including; tnt; rdx; composition; treated; yield; reaction; non-explosive; serves; harden; cure; conventional; resin; stable; nonexplosive; waste; described; reaction product; epoxy resin; energetic material; /588/149/252/523/528/

Citation Formats

Tadros, Maher E. Method for chemically inactivating energetic materials and forming a nondetonable product therefrom. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Tadros, Maher E. Method for chemically inactivating energetic materials and forming a nondetonable product therefrom. United States.
Tadros, Maher E. Tue . "Method for chemically inactivating energetic materials and forming a nondetonable product therefrom". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874433.
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abstractNote = {A method for rendering nondetonble energetic materials, such as are contained in or removed from decommissioned ordnance. The energetic materials are either combined with epoxy hardener or are combined with other compounds, preferably amine compounds, to form a substance that functions as an epoxy hardener. According to the invention, energetic materials (including TNT, RDX and Composition B) that are treated according to the invention method yield a reaction product that is non-explosive, that serves to harden or cure conventional epoxy resin to form a stable, nonexplosive waste product. Epoxy hardener made using the method of the invention is also described.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
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