This report examines seven disposal technologies being considered by the U.S. government as alternative methods to the process of incineration for destroying mortars, rockets, land mines, and other weapons that contain chemical warfare agents, such as mustard gas. These weapons are considered especially dangerous because they contain both chemical warfare agent and explosive materials in an assembled package that must be disassembled for destruction. The study identifies the strengths and weaknesses and advantages and disadvantages of each technology and assesses their potential for full-scale implementation.
Table of Contents
|2 Evaluation Factors||23-35|
|3 AEA Silver II Technology Package||36-57|
|4 Arctech Actodemil Technology Package||58-70|
|5 Burns and Roe Technology Package||71-87|
|6 General Atomics Technology Package||88-101|
|7 Lockheed Martin Integrated Demilitarization System||102-118|
|8 Parsons-Allied Signal Technology Package||119-132|
|9 Teledyne-Commodore Solvated Electron Technology Package||133-155|
|10 Public Acceptance of Alternative Technologies||156-171|
|11 Summary, Findings, and Recommendations||172-182|
|Appendix A: Description of Assembled Chemical Weapons||187-191|
|Appendix B: Meetings and Site Visits||192-196|
|Appendix C: Baseline Disassembly Process||197-202|
|Appendix D: Agent Neutralization by Hydrolysis||203-212|
|Appendix E: Neutalization of Energetic Materials by Hydrolysis||213-229|
|Appendix F: Supercritical Water Oxidation||230-234|
|Appendix G: Fluid-Jet Cutting or Ordnance and High-Pressure Clean-Out of Energetic Materials||235-239|
|Appendix H: Insights From State Regulators||240-240|
|Appendix I: Biographical Sketches of the Committee Members||241-242|
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