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Main Title Techniques to Improve the Environmental Safety of OB and OD Operations.
Author Wilcox, J. L. ; Biltoft, C. ; Mitchell, W. J. ; Oran, E. S. ; Boris, J. P. ;
CORP Author Desert Test Center, Dugway, UT.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.;Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC. Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics Lab.
Publisher 1996
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/600/A-96/057;
Stock Number PB96-184494
Additional Subjects Explosive ordnance disposal ; Risk assessment ; Munitions ; Propellants ; Explosives ; Pyrotechnics ; Blast waves ; Ammunition fragments ; Energetic properties ; Stacking ; Materials handling ; Toxic substances ; Thermodynamics ; Chemical reaction kinetics ; Physical properties ; Noise reduction ; Noise pollution abatement ; Meteorology ; Geology ; Pollution control ; Reprints ; Open burning ; Open detonation ; Soil entrainment
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NTIS  PB96-184494 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
This paper describes a RDT&E effort by the United States Army and Navy and the Environmental Protection Agency which is focused on reducing the noise, pollutants, entrained soil, blast wave, and shrapnel released when conventional propellants, explosives and pyrotechnics (PEP) are destroyed by open-air burning (OB) and detonation (OD). Its objectives are: (1) to obtain an understanding of the chemical and physical processes which occur when PEP materials are destroyed by OB and OD; (2) to combine this information with that from previous studies to develop methods that minimize and control the noise, heat, shrapnel, blast wave and toxic inorganic and organic compounds released by OB and OD activities; and (3) to modernize the OB and OD technologies.