Measurement of Explosive Residues from Munitions and Armaments by Isocratic HPLC
The government and the military have spent millions of dollars on making millions of tons of explosive materials. Most of these materials are warehoused in storage depots and often-present problems with leaking containers and contamination of the surrounding environment. Some are still used for testing and need to be checked for residual contamination and combustion efficiency. The industrial community, particularly the mining, roadway construction and building contractor businesses, often use explosives for excavation, demolition and renovation purposes; and they, too, must check for any uncombusted residues at the specific job sites, or evaluate the quality / freshness of an explosive compound or mixed formulation as to the purity and composition, respectively.