. "2. Hydrolysis Tests of Energetic Materials." Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2001.
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Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot
tration, and reactor temperature) have not yet been characterized in enough detail to ensure a smooth transition to full-scale operation.
Recommendation (Pueblo) EH-1. A bench-scale comparison of the rates of hydrolysis of tetryl and tetrytol should be undertaken before any process for the destruction of tetryl is planned. The rates should not be based only on data from tests with tetrytol.
Recommendation (Pueblo) EH-2. Any post-hydrolysis treatment technology selected for the Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment program must be capable of accommodating the possible presence of high-molecular-weight organic compounds generated from aromatic nitro compounds.
Recommendation (Pueblo) EH-3. Insofar as possible, the particle size, feed rate, nature of the feedstock (e.g., dry or slurried), and solids loading in the reactor at Holston should be matched with the operating conditions expected at Pueblo to verify the efficacy and safety of the hydrolysis process for energetic materials.
Recommendation (Pueblo) EH-4. Hydrolysis reactions at pilot scale and full scale must be remotely operated.