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Main Title Pollutant Emission Factors for a Transportable Detonation System for Destroying Unexploded Ordnance.
Author Mitchell, W. J. ; Borci, T. ; Hicks, A. ; Simpson, G. ; Schiff, H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Research and Development. ;TRC, Lowell, MA. ;Shield Environmental Associates, Inc., Lexington, KY.;Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, AL.
Publisher Apr 2001
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/600/A-01/028;
Stock Number PB2001-104619
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Emissions ; Detonations ; Testing ; Particulates ; Unexploded ordnance(UXO) ; Pollutant emission factors ; Disposal technology
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NTIS  PB2001-104619 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/17/2002
Collation 14p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discourages the disposal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) by open air and soil-covered detonations, because these processes cause toxic metals, organics and explosives to be released into the environment. This paper presents the results from an emissions testing study on an alternative UXO disposal technology (DeMil International Model T-10 transportable contained detonation system) while it was destroying 81-mm mortar rounds at the Massachusetts Military Reservation. The emissions testing showed that more than 98.8% of the Zn and more than 99.99% of the Cu, Mg, Mn, Fe and Al in the mortar rounds were retained in the T-10 and that the particulate emissions were 150 times less than those from an open air detonation.