The U.S. Army is in the process of destroying the nation's stockpile of aging chemical weapons stored at eight locations in the continental United States and on Johnston Atoll in the Pacific. Originally, incineration was chosen for the destruction of these stores, but this method has met with public opposition, and Congress directed the Army to develop alternative technologies for destroying the stockpiles in Pueblo, CO and Richmond, KY. To assist the Army in this process, the NRC was asked to evaluate the engineering design study of the three Blue Grass candidates. This book presents an analysis of various issues pertaining to the proposed engineering design package for the Blue Grass facility.The technology packages consist of multiple unit operations that work in sequence or concurrently to carry out all aspects of the chemical weapons destruction. ... the carbon from DPE suit filters and from plant heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) filters; and miscellaneous plant wastes). ... AEA Technology Process Figure ES-1 is a block diagram of the AEA SILVER IITM technology process.
|Title||:||Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Blue Grass Army Depot|
|Author||:||Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: Phase II, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2002-09-27|