Recovery of Pyrotechnic Ingredients Using Supercritical Fluids

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 31944
Amount: $68,166.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aphios Corp
3-E Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Glenn T. Hong
 (617) 932-6933
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Many pyrotechnics contain valuable resources which could be used in commercial applications, for example metals (e.g. magnesium, aluminum); metallic salts of copper, strontium, and barium; oxidizer (e.g. sodium nitrate, potassium Perchlorate); binders such as viton, and dyes which have reclaimed value. The Navy is seeking technology which can recover the valuable ingredients from pyrotechnic flares and smoke munitions in an environmentally acceptable manner. The technical approach proposed utilizes a three-step process, two of which utilize Aphios, expertise in supercritical fluids.

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