Munitions Use and Demilitarization

SERDP and ESTCP projects are quantifying the emissions created when munitions are used in normal operation and when they are demilitarized using techniques such as open burning and open detonation.

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

Environmentally Sound and Safe Military Munition Demilitarization

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2616
Principal Investigator: Dr. Justin Sabourin, Physical Sciences, Inc.
SERDP Aug 2019

Exploratory Development of Energetic and Pyrotechnic Combustion Characterization Apparatus

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2612
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Decker, Desert Research Institute
SERDP May 2018

Methods for Characterizing Near-Field Emissions from Energetics and Pyrotechnics

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2611
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kevin McNesby, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
SERDP May 2018

Novel Laser Diagnostic Approaches for Evaluating Emissions from Metal-Based Energetic Formulations

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2610
Principal Investigator: Dr. Waruna Kulatilaka, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
SERDP Feb 2018

Optical Diagnostics for Evaluating Emissions from Metal-Based Energetic Formulations

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2613
Principal Investigator: Dr. Claresta Dennis, NAWCWD-CL
SERDP Dec 2017

Innovative Technology Development for Comprehensive Air Quality Characterization from Soil-Covered Open Detonation of Military Munitions

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2233
Principal Investigator: Dr. Byung Kim, U.S. Army ERDC-CERL
SERDP Jan 2015

Innovative Technology Development for Comprehensive Air Quality Characterization from Open Burning

Project Information
Project ID: WP-2153
Principal Investigator: Dr. Byung Kim, U.S. Army ERDC-CERL
SERDP Apr 2012

Feasibility of New Technology to Comprehensively Characterize Air Emissions

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1672
Principal Investigator: Dr. Byung Kim, U.S. Army ERDC-CERL
SERDP Sep 2010

A Field Program to Identify TRI Chemicals and Determine Emission Factors From DoD Munitions Activities

Project Information
Project ID: WP-1197
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Cowen, Battelle Memorial Institute
SERDP Jan 2006

Characterization of Open Burning/Open Detonation Emissions

Project Information
Project ID: WP-247
SERDP Oct 1997

Measuring and Modeling for OB/OD Permitting

Project Information
Project ID: WP-251
SERDP Oct 1997
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