Mobile Alternative Demilitarization Technologies

  • Francis W. Holm

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASDT, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Robert E. Hilliard
    Pages 1-17
  3. K. Demnerová, J. Burkhard, J. Koš Ál, M. Macková, J. Pazlarová, G. Kuncova et al.
    Pages 53-70
  4. Robert E. Hilliard
    Pages 83-101
  5. Edgar Berkey, Stephen W. Paff, A. Bruce King
    Pages 129-148
  6. Walter May
    Pages 155-181
  7. John P. Longwell
    Pages 183-194
  8. John P. Longwell, Walter G. May
    Pages 195-205
  9. Lev A. Fedorov
    Pages 207-219
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 279-282

About this book


FRANCIS W. HOLM 7102 Meadow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) sponsored an Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) in Prague, Czech Republic, on 1-2 July 1996, to collect and study information on mobile alternative and supplemental demilitarization technologies and to report these fmdings. The mobile, or transportable, technologies identified for assessment at the workshop are alternatives to incineration technology for destruction of munitions, chemical warfare agent, and associated materials and debris. Although the discussion focused on the treatment of metal parts and explosive or energetic material, requirements for decontamination of other materials were discussed. The mobile alternative technologies are grouped into three categories based on process bulk operating temperature: low (0-200 C), medium (200-600 C), and high (600- 3,500 C). Reaction types considered include hydrolysis, biodegradation, electrochemical oxidation, gas-phase high-temperature reduction, stearn reforming, gasification, sulfur reactions, solvated electron chemistry, sodium reactions, supercritical water oxidation, wet air oxidation, and plasma torch technology. These categories represent a broad spectrum of processes, some of which have been studied only in the laboratory and some of which are in commercial use for destruction of hazardous and toxic wastes. Some technologies have been developed and used for specific commercial applications; however, in all cases, research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT &E) is necessary to assure that each technology application is effective for destroying chemical warfare materiel.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Francis W. Holm
    • 1
  1. 1.Chevy ChaseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6327-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5526-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1820
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