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Author Baryakhtar, Victor H.

Title Demilitarisation of Munitions [electronic resource] : Reuse and Recycling Concepts for Conventional Munitions and Rocket Propellants / edited by Victor H. Baryakhtar, Theo Rosendorfer.

Published Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint : Springer, 1997.


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Physical description 1 online resource (168 pages).
Series NATO ASI Series, Series 1: Disarmament Technologies, 1389-1820 ; 16
NATO ASI Series, Series 1: Disarmament Technologies, ; 16.
Summary Hitherto the disposal of munitions was mostly concerned with obsolete stocks, but the political developments in the states of the former Soviet Union have necessitated the disposal of vast quantities of current and obsolete stocks. Obviously, open burning/open detonation cannot be used on such a large scale, not least for environmental considerations. <br/> There are two main technical problems associated with the disposal of munitions on the scale required. First, the materials are not simple wastes or rubbish. Their handling, storage, packaging and transportation are subject to very rigid regulation, and justifiably so, for obvious reasons. Second, they are very valuable goods, for which a high price has been paid by the holding states' economic systems. Mere destruction would mean the irretrievable loss of the value invested. But therein lies the problem. Goods like steel or brass scrap can easily be reclaimed, but hypergols and other rocket fuels (for instance) represent a true chemical challenge, while, under certain conditions, explosives may be diverted to civilian use. This, in summary, is the problem that the present book deals with: the two-pronged attack involving demilitarization and recycling technologies.
Other author Rosendorfer, Theo.
Subject Chemical weapons disposal -- Congresses.
Explosives -- Recycling -- Congresses.
Liquid propellants -- Recycling -- Congresses.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Demilitarisation of Conventional Munitions & Rocket Propellants and Resue and Recycling Concepts, Kiev, Ukraine, 17-19 September 1995
ISBN 9789401156042 (electronic bk.)
9401156042 (electronic bk.)