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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 10/21/2014)