Separation of Fragmented Energetic Materials via Directed Ultrasonic Energy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$1,320,310.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-07-C-0158
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-198-1789
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-198
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
TPL, INC.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
055145320
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Malins
Principal Investigator
(505) 342-4451
cmalins@tplinc.com
Business Contact:
H. Stoller
President & CEO
(505) 342-4412
hstoller@tplinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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