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Main Title Gaseous emissions from excess air combustion of propellants and explosives /
Author Mahannah, J. ; Schubert, D. ; Culp, C. ; Schomer, T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mahannah, J.
Schubert, D.
Culp, C.
Schomer, T.
CORP Author IT Enviroscience, Inc., Knoxville, TN. ;Atlantic Research Corp., Alexandria, VA.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/051; EPA-68-03-3069
Stock Number PB84-161421
Subjects Propellants--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Explosive ordnance disposal--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Explosives--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Propellants ; Explosives ; Nitrogen oxide(NO) ; Nitrogen dioxide ; Carbon monoxide ; Particles ; Air filters ; Sand filters
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-161421 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 31 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The purpose of this short-term project was to determine the levels of nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and carbon monoxide (CO) in the off-gases from the open burning of explosives in excess air. The ultimate goal is to reduce the level of NO(x), CO, and particulates emitted during the destruction of surplus, waste, and off-spec, explosives. Previous work (DOE) showed that a gravel/sand filter in the roof of a bunker reduced the level of particulates emitted during excess air combustion of propellants (only limited No(x) or CO measurements were reported). The project demonstrated that the filter is effective in partially eliminating NO and CO emissions, but that additional work, including the incorporation of catalysts in the bed and the introduction of NO-control gases (e.g., NH3), should be undertaken.
Caption title. "February 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-051." Microfiche.