Article | The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference | The characterisation of RDX recovered from barmine

Title:
The characterisation of RDX recovered from barmine
Author:
A. J. Busby: QinetiQ, MoD Fort Halstead, UK P. Q. Flower: QinetiQ, MoD Fort Halstead, UK
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Year:
2006
Conference:
The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference
Issue:
018
Article no.:
027
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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The recycling of explosives is currently of interest to researchers as it offers potential economic and environmental benefits. If the recovered material is to be reused; its chemical and hazard properties must be fully understood. To this end; RDX was successfully separated from an RDX/TNT/wax composition; which had been recovered from a bar mine. Two different methods of separation were employed: a conventional Soxhlet-type solvent extraction using a chlorinated organic solvent to effect the separation; and an extraction using supercritical CO2 as a ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ solvent. The resulting RDX was analysed using both tests specified in DEFSTAN 07-23/1 and other; more modern analytical techniques. Small-scale EMTAP hazard tests were also performed. Conclusions are drawn; both concerning the relevance of the DEFSTAN and of possible concerns to be addressed when contemplating reuse of recovered explosives.

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

Author:
A. J. Busby, P. Q. Flower
Title:
The characterisation of RDX recovered from barmine
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The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference

Author:
A. J. Busby, P. Q. Flower
Title:
The characterisation of RDX recovered from barmine
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