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Authors:A. J. Busby: QinetiQ, MoD Fort Halstead, UK
P. Q. Flower: QinetiQ, MoD Fort Halstead, UK
Publication title:The characterisation of RDX recovered from barmine
Conference:The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion, Fourth International Disposal Conference
Publication type: Abstract
Issue:018
Article No.:027
Abstract: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 “green” 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.
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/018/027/ecp061827.pdf
Available:2007-03-13
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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A. J. Busby, P. Q. Flower (2006). The characterisation of RDX recovered from barmine, The Swedish Section for Detonics and Combustion, Fourth International Disposal Conference http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=018;article=027 (accessed 7/28/2014)