Article | The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference | Recovery of energetic materials from PBXs

Title:
Recovery of energetic materials from PBXs
Author:
A. J. Bellamy: Department of Environmental and Ordnance Systems, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of UK, Shrivenham, UK G. Tan: Department of Environmental and Ordnance Systems, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of UK, Shrivenham, UK J. Akhavan: Department of Environmental and Ordnance Systems, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of UK, Shrivenham, UK
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Year:
2006
Conference:
The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference
Issue:
018
Article no.:
006
No. of pages:
1
Publication type:
Abstract
Published:
2007-03-13
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Following the International Treaty held in London and Oslo in 1972 and its amendment in Paris in 1992 on banning the dumping of hazardous and toxic waste at sea; large stockpiles of unwanted munition are now awaiting disposal. Public awareness; environmental concern and legislation are preventing the disposal of this explosive waste by landfill; detonation and open pit burning. One solution to this dilemma is to recover the waste from the containers and recycle the waste in an environmentally sensitive manner. In this investigation; a study was conducted to explore the possibility of recovering RDX from a PBX using a supercritical fluid. An environmentally friendly method for the resource; reuse and recycling was also developed. The results showed that RDX could be extracted from PBX using supercritical carbon dioxide and that the recovery is enhanced by using co-solvents. Two methods have been proposed (SWAT and DARE) which lead to an increase in RDX recovery yield and shorten the extraction time.

The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference

Author:
A. J. Bellamy, G. Tan, J. Akhavan
Title:
Recovery of energetic materials from PBXs
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The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference

Author:
A. J. Bellamy, G. Tan, J. Akhavan
Title:
Recovery of energetic materials from PBXs
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