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Title: Characterization and Fate of gun and rocket propellant residues on testing and training ranges: Interim Report 2
Authors: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (U.S.)
Walsh, Michael R.
Ampleman, Guy, 1954-
Thiboutot, Sonia, 1962-
Walsh, Marianne E.
Poulin, Isabelle.
Bellavance-Godin, Aurélie.
Martel, Richard.
Bordeleau, Geneviève.
Brochu, Sylvie.
Hewitt, Alan D. (Alan Dole)
Marois, André, 1959-
Gagnon, Annie.
Collins, Charles M.
Gilbert, Denis.
Woods, Peter.
Byrant, Jeffery N.
Bigl, Susan R.
Gagon, Kelsey.
Keywords: Propellants
Firing points
Deposition rate
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL TR ; 10-13.
Description: Technical report
Abstract: The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory and Defence Research and Development Canada–Valcartier have partnered to improve the understanding of the distribution and fate of propellant residues on military training ranges. Field studies were conducted to estimate the propellant residue mass deposited per round fired from various munitions as well as residues from the field disposal of excess training propellants. Experiments were conducted to measure the rate of release of nitroglycerin and dinitrotoluenes after deposition. United States and Canadian installations were examined to determine the mass and distribution of residue accumulation. Profile sampling was conducted to document the depth to which these residues had penetrated the ground. Column studies were conducted with nitroglycerin, nitroguanidine, potassium perchlorate, and diphenylamine from intact and expended propellants to document transport rates for solution-phase propellant constituents and to develop process descriptors for use in models to enable prediction of fate and transport for these constituents. Gaps were filled in other areas of energetics residues deposition, rounding out a holistic overview of training impacts on military ranges. Testing of propellant burn structures was begun, and we continue to promote multi-increment sampling for energetics. Major accomplishments are presented for Environmental Restoration Project 1481, Phase II.
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