Client: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Site: ATF Approved Facility, Minnesota
Task: Neutralization of reclaimed and stockpiled explosive D (picric acid-based explosives)
Date: November 2009
The explosives were degraded to formate and nitrogen gas in less than one hour. The highest throughput for neutralization of bulk high explosives was achieved in a 100-gallon reactor. Using the optimum MuniRem® dosage, the Composition D was destroyed to 2 mg/L in the ECAN reactor under an hour.
MuniRem® achieved non-detectable levels (US DoD 5X) for explosives initially present on the contaminated metal casings. A protocol was developed for neutralization of bulk explosives and decontamination of metal casings with MuniRem® solution.