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1. (WO2001036898) DEMILITARIZATION OF WAX DESENSITIZED EXPLOSIVES

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/036898    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/040887
Publication Date: Sat May 26 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: C06B 21/00
F42B 33/06
Applicants: GRADIENT TECHNOLOGY
Inventors: CHANAK, Michael, J.
BROMBEREK, Bruce, A.
Title: DEMILITARIZATION OF WAX DESENSITIZED EXPLOSIVES
Abstract:
A method for demilitarizing munitions, typically military shells, containing an explosive composite material comprised of an explosive component and a wax component as a binder and desensitizing agent. The shells are opened to expose the explosive composite material, which is then removed from the shell by any suitable means. The wax component is then separated from the explosive component by dissolving the wax in a suitable solvent, then flashing off the solvent for recycle.