REFORMULATION OF RECLAIMED PBX MATERIALS FOR COMMERCIAL USE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10294
Amount: $498,600.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Development Inc.
Po Box 519 - Rte 4, Rolla, MO, 65401
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Jon White
 (314) 341-3614
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DISPOSAL OF DEMILITARIZED EXPLOSIVES IS A GROWING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN. THE CONVERSION OF DEMILITARIZED EXPLOSIVES INTO A COMMERCIAL EXPLOSIVE COULD PROVIDE A COST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF DISPOSAL WHILE POTENTIALLY REDUCING DRILLING COSTS BY REDUCING THE REQUIRED SIZE OF BOREHOLES. PHASE I PROPOSES TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF FORMULATION PBX EXPLOSIVES DEMILITARIZED BY WATERJET INTO COMMERCIAL ROCK BLASTING EXPLOSIVES. THE GOAL IS TO INCORPORATE THE WASHOUT WATER, PROCESS WATER, CHARCOAL FILTER MATERIAL, PBX AND BINDER INTO THE FINAL EXPLOSIVE. THE FINAL EXPLOSIVE WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY A MODERATE BURNING RATE, A HIGH HEAT OF EXPLOSION, AND PRODUCTION OF LARGE GAS VOLUMES. IN ADDITION TO MODIFICATIONS OF PBX WASHOUT MATERIALS, THE EFFORT WILL INCLUDE THE EVALUATION OF A PROPOSED PROCESS DESIGN FOR RECLAIMING DEMILITARIZED EXPLOSIVES.

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