A novel electrochemical process for the production of ammonium perchlorate
Perchloric acid, HCLO4, and ammonium perchlorate, NH4ClO4, of high purity have been produced by electrolysis of chloric acid and subsequent reaction with high purity ammonium hydroxide to produce ammonium perchlorate. The process involves no alkali metals, chlorides or transition metals such as chromates, and thus produces propellant and explosive grade ammonium perchlorate of high purity and with no associated instability or pollution problems. The products can be recovered by solution crystallization-drying or direct spray-drying, respectively.
KeywordsChloride Ammonium Chromate Hydroxide Explosive
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