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Demilitarisation of Munitions

Reuse and Recycling Concepts for Conventional Munitions and Rocket Propellants

  • Victor H. Baryakhtar
  • Theo Rosendorfer

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASDT, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Demilitarisation Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Dieter Weidenhagen
      Pages 11-35
    3. Jean Rene Boisseau, Marie Gaudre, Jean Michel Tauzia
      Pages 59-69
  3. Recycling Technologies for Explosives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Leonid M. Kapkan, S. J. Syikov, M. J. Zybritsky, A. A. Anisimov, V. J. Atamanjuk
      Pages 81-84
    3. Yury Bashlyk, Jury G. Voilov, Victor I. Sokolenko
      Pages 85-87
  4. Recycling and Reuse of Liquid Rocket Fuel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. L. M. Kapkan, A. Yu. Chervinskij, A. N. Vdovichenko, M. V. Savoskin, A. P. Jaroshenko, A. F. Popov et al.
      Pages 99-103
    3. Alexander Chervinsky, A. N. Vdovichenko, Z. M. Kapkan, M. V. Savoskin, A. P. Jaroshenko, V. V. Zheleznjak et al.
      Pages 105-109
    4. Valery U. Shevchenko
      Pages 129-137
    5. Mikhail Savoskin, A. P. Jaroshenko, L. M. Kapkan, A. Ju Chervinskij, V. V. Zheleznjak, O. M. Kosulnikov
      Pages 139-142
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 145-151

About this book


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.
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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Victor H. Baryakhtar
    • 1
  • Theo Rosendorfer
    • 2
  1. 1.National Academy of ScienceKievUkraine
  2. 2.E.S.T. Entsorgungs- und Sanierungstechnik GmbHSchrobenhausenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Demilitarisation of Munitions
  • Book Subtitle Reuse and Recycling Concepts for Conventional Munitions and Rocket Propellants
  • Editors Victor G. Bar'yakhtar
    T. Rosendorfer
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4654-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6363-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5604-2
  • Series ISSN 1389-1820
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 151
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organic Chemistry
    Polymer Sciences
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