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Separation of Fragmented Energetic Materials via Directed Ultrasonic Energy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74069
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-198-1789
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Separation of Fragmented Energetic Materials via Directed Ultrasonic Energy
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-07-C-0158
Award Amount: $729,976.00
 

Abstract:

Previously acceptable methods of demilitarization are generally no longer appropriate. Environmental issues, community concerns, and economic costs dictate that better methods of munitions disposal be developed. For some munitions basic resources can be recovered and essential weapons components recycled. To address this problem, TPL proposes using an ultrasonic probe to fracture and removal of polymer-bonded explosives from shells in a remote operation. The program will focus on minimizing hazardous wastes and operations hazards. Pilot plant scale operations will be developed to remotely remove explosive directly from shells. Separation techniques will be developed for integration of the entire process. TPL is active in numerous areas of energetic material research and is known for formulation and full-scale chemical process development primarily for demilitarization activities for the Army, Navy, Air Force and MDA.

Principal Investigator:

Catherine Malins
Principal Investigator
5053424451
cmalins@tplinc.com

Business Contact:

H. M. Stoller
President & CEO
5053424412
hstoller@tplinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TPL, INC.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

EIN/Tax ID: 850291542
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No