Demilitarisation of Munitions: Reuse and Recycling Concepts by Alexander Serdiouk (auth.), Victor H. Baryakhtar, Theo

By Alexander Serdiouk (auth.), Victor H. Baryakhtar, Theo Rosendorfer (eds.)

Hitherto the disposal of munitions used to be quite often focused on out of date shares, however the political advancements within the states of the previous Soviet Union have necessitated the disposal of great amounts of present and out of date shares. evidently, open burning/open detonation can't be used on the sort of huge scale, now not least for environmental concerns.
There are major technical difficulties linked to the disposal of munitions at the scale required. First, the fabrics are usually not basic wastes or garbage. Their dealing with, garage, packaging and transportation are topic to very inflexible legislation, and justifiably so, for visible purposes. moment, they're very necessary items, for which a excessive rate has been paid by means of the retaining states' financial structures. Mere destruction could suggest the irretrievable lack of the worth invested. yet therein lies the matter. items like metal or brass scrap can simply be reclaimed, yet hypergols and different rocket fuels (for example) symbolize a real chemical problem, whereas, less than convinced stipulations, explosives can be diverted to civilian use. This, in precis, is the matter that the current publication bargains with: the two-pronged assault concerning demilitarization and recycling technologies.

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The proportion of materials to be disposed of in this way is approx. 2% of the total volume. 3. Explosives Although the explosives account for only approx. 20% of the total materials, they cause the most significant problems when it comes to disposal owing to their chemical properties. In principle all propellant powders and explosives (except for substitute 57 explosives like explosives containing amatol) can be recycled and thermally disposed of. For a military re-use the group of explosives that can be recycled is limited to pure explosives such as TNT, hexogen, octogen.

Sell the propellant stocks to the countries developing space technologies for the peaceful purposes. 2. Keep the propellant in storage in order to use it for the space exploration complex which is being built in Ukraine for peaceful purposes, or to wait for the advanced and cost-effective technologies of its reprocessing to be developed in the future. 3. Use the propellant components for the needs of Ukraine economy basing on the existing technologies. 4. Develop and implement new technologies for heptyl/amyl reprocessing and utilisation.

It consists of separating the nitro-cellulose from the other components of the propellant by extracting them with a solvent. The process as developed and industrialised by SNPE is described below: After opening the containers, the propellant is stored, crushed and ground to obtain small pieces. For obvious safety reasons, these operations are performed under water. The transport of pyrotechnical materials is similarly performed hydraulically.

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