Real-Time Monitoring System for Trace Chemical Vapors During Open Burning/Open Detonation (OB/OD)
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Continuing efforts to develop useful and safe means of treating unserviceable, damaged or unused munitions and ordnance include the use of Open Burning/Open Detonation (OB?OD) technique. Although OB/OD techniques provide many advantages over other demil/disposal processes, increasing regulatory scrutiny is forcing OB/O facilities to limit or eliminate operations. In addition, data collection requirements have greatly increased, forcing OB/OD facilities to drastically re-think their technology solutions to these problems. RCRA permit requirements include provisions for air emissions monitoring at levels approaching parts-per-billion or even parts-per-trillion. Novel technologies for detecting air emissions at extremely low concentrations under varying conditions must be developed to improve current OB/OD processes, allow compliance with current and future permitting requirements, and to demonstrate the relatively benign nature of OB/OD emissions.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Paul Vander Neut
Applied Ordnance Tech., Inc.
103 Paul Mellon Ct. Suite A Waldorf, MD 20602
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