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Authors: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
Publication title:Recovery of energetic materials from PBXs
Conference:The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference
Publication type: Abstract
Issue:018
Article No.:006
Abstract: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.
Language:English
Year:2006
No. of pages:1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/018/006/ecp061806.pdf
Available:2007-03-13
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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A. J. Bellamy, G. Tan, J. Akhavan (2006). Recovery of energetic materials from PBXs, The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion; Fourth International Disposal Conference http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=018;article=006 (accessed 10/24/2014)