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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology, Committee to Review Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives Program Detonation Technologies

ISBN-10: 0309126835

ISBN-13: 9780309126830

The Army's skill to satisfy public and congressional calls for to damage expeditiously all the U.S. declared chemical guns will be improved through the choice and acquisition of applicable explosive destruction applied sciences (EDTs) to reinforce the most applied sciences for use to ruin the chemical guns at the moment on the Blue Grass military Depot (BGAD) in Kentucky and the Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) in Colorado. the military is thinking about 4 EDTs for the destruction of chemical guns: 3 from deepest region owners, and a fourth, Army-developed explosive destruction method (EDS). This booklet updates previous reviews of those applied sciences, in addition to the other practicable detonation applied sciences, in response to a number of issues together with technique adulthood, procedure efficacy, technique throughput, technique defense, public and regulatory acceptability, and secondary waste concerns, between others. It additionally offers targeted info on all the requisites at BGAD and PCD and charges all the present compatible EDTs plus the Army's EDS with recognize to how good it satisfies those standards.

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Round container. cCenter-bolted package in-transit gas shipment. SOURCE: Adapted from NRC, 2008a; BGCAPP Overpack Summary, provided to the committee by ACWA, June 27, 2008. In the agent neutralization system (ANS), the agent is hydrolyzed with a hot caustic solution for VX and GB and with hot water for mustard agent H. The EBH offgas treatment system is similar to the MPT offgas treatment system except that it does not have a bulk oxidizer.  SCWO subjects the hydrolysate to high temperatures and pressures (approximately 1200°F and 3,400 psig), converting the organic compounds to carbon dioxide, water, and salts.

Army on the EDS. Of special interest were improvements or changes to the technologies and testing or operational experience since the 2006 International Technologies report. S. Army. To carry out its charge, the committee held three meetings. , on May 7 and 8, 2008. Presentations were heard from the vendors of the Dynasafe and TDC technologies and from the Army on the EDS. The requirements for Blue Grass and Pueblo were discussed in a teleconference with PMACWA representatives. On May 12 and 13, 2008, between the first and second committee meetings, a member of the committee witnessed the TC-60 TDC in operation at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

003 mg/m3. 27 EVALUATION FACTORS SPECIFIC TO ACWA SITES APPLICATION TABLE 2-5 Subfactors for Secondary Waste Issues Subfactor Relationship to Secondary Waste Issues What is the character of the secondary wastes? Form (liquid, solid, or gas) Volume or mass Toxicity (the extent to which the wastes contain agent, degradation products, metals, other contaminants) Secondary waste issues are most significant for wastes generated in large volumes or for wastes that may contain residual amounts of agent, agent degradation products, and other contaminants of concern in concentrations that warrant regulatory action.

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