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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. 4 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
87743
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 450100; PA: EDB-95:119705; SN: 95001431590
Patent Number(s):
US 5,434,335/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-079,930
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 18 Jul 1995
Research Org:
University of California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; DECOMPOSITION; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; PROPELLANTS; MOLTEN SALTS; WASTE PROCESSING; REGENERATION; PROCESS SOLUTIONS