Article | The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference | Sustainable recycling of explosives from demilitarisation

Title:
Sustainable recycling of explosives from demilitarisation
Author:
P. Eriksson: Nammo Vingåkersverken, Sweden
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Year:
2006
Conference:
The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference
Issue:
018
Article no.:
015
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


Nammo Vingåkersverken AB is one of the sites in the Nammo Demil Division specialized in handling excess; outdated and obsolete conventional ammunition. All processing at the Nammo Vingåkersverken AB site is focused to the R3 philosophy: Resources; Recovery and Recycling.

Today the magnitude of explosive recovery from ammunition depends on the type of explosives that is useable in civilian explosive manufacturing processes. To be cost effective in this recycling; Ving√•kersverken’s processes have been adjusted to produce the explosives as bulk products. In a normal year; the total fraction of recycled explosives is over 95% of the mass of the incoming amount.

Since Nammo Ving√•kersverken is one of the leading R3 demil sites in the world we are trying to find ways to improve explosive recycling so as to include more difficult explosives not normally useful in civilian explosive manufacturing processes. Ving√•kersverken has started cooperation directly with the Swedish mining industry. Successful tests in Sweden’s biggest open pit mine; Aitik; New Boliden; opens up possibilities for Nammo Ving√•kersverken to increase the magnitude of explosive recycling even more.

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

Author:
P. Eriksson
Title:
Sustainable recycling of explosives from demilitarisation
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The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference

Author:
P. Eriksson
Title:
Sustainable recycling of explosives from demilitarisation
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