Explosives

SERDP and ESTCP projects are developing effective explosives made with environmentally friendly synthesis processes and materials.

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

GrIMEx (Green IM Explosive): Development of Novel IM Comp B Replacements Based on Green TNT and RDX Replacements

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2208
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Price, BAE Systems
SERDP Jun 2019

The Development of a Solvent-Free Process to Prepare DNAN

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2749
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Chavez, Los Alamos National Laboratory
SERDP May 2019

Mechanochemical Preparation of Organic Nitro Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2748
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward Dreizin, New Jersey Institute of Technology
SERDP May 2018

Nitration Enzyme Toolkit for the Biosynthesis of Energetic Materials

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2332
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Graham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
SERDP Feb 2018

Melt-Castable Formulations Containing DAAF as Replacements for Comp B

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2209
Principal Investigator: Ms. Elizabeth Francois, Los Alamos National Laboratory
SERDP May 2017

Self-Remediating Energetic Fills Based on Cyclic Dinitroureas

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2147
Principal Investigator: Ms. Roxanne Quintana, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
SERDP Dec 2016

Clean Electrochemical Synthesis of Alkylnitro Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1460
Principal Investigator: Mr. Brice Betenson, ATK Launch Systems
SERDP Jan 2011

Manufacture of TATB and TNT from Biosynthesized Phloroglucinols

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1582
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Frost, Draths Corporation
SERDP Jul 2010

Metal and Oxide Additives as Agents for Munitions Self-Remediation

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1623
Principal Investigator: Mr. Christian McGrath, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
SERDP Jul 2010

Catalytic Nitration of Toluene (Elimination of Red Water)

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1409
Principal Investigator: Dr. Reddy Damavarapu, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)
SERDP Oct 2009

Cyclic Dinitroureas as Self-Remediating Munition Charges

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1624
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Chapman, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
SERDP Feb 2009

Elimination of Redwater from TNT Manufacture

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1408
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ross Millar, QinetiQ
SERDP Dec 2007

Environmentally Responsible Microbiological Production of Energetic Ingredients (SEED Project)

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1515
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vladimir Gilman, Infoscitex Corporation
SERDP Nov 2007

Benzylamine-Free, Heavy Metal-Free Synthesis of CL-20 (SEED Project)

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1518
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Chapman, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
SERDP Dec 2006

Electrochemical Oxidation of Alkylnitro Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1345
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kirstin Warner, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
SERDP Aug 2004

Green Energetic Materials

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1115
Principal Investigator: Mr. Marc Magdinec, Naval Surface Warfare Center
SERDP Nov 1999

Recycling Propellants in Nonpolluting Supercritical Fluids: Novel Computational Chemistry Models For Predicting Effective Solvents

Project Information
Project ID: WP-695
Principal Investigator: Dr. Betsy Rice, US Army Research Lab
SERDP Oct 1998

DoD/DOE Clean Agile Manufacturing of Energetics

Project Information
Project ID: WP-63
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jim Short, Office of Naval Research (Code 333)
SERDP Oct 1998

Mechanochemical Nitration of Organic Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-1383
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward Dreizin, New Jersey Institute of Technology
SERDP Jan 1970
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