ANALYSIS OF BUBBLE SENSITIZED GELLED SLURRY EXPLOSIVES

Authors
  1. Keirstead, K.F.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);Lignosol Chemicals, Quebec QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Gelled slurry explosives, sometimes called gelled slurry blasting agents, consist essentially of thickened aqueous solutions of ammonium and alkali nitrates along with suspended inclusions of nitrate salts, and an appropriate selection of sensitizers, energetic fuels and other modifying additives. Sensitizers employed in gelled slurry explosives include either self-explosives, finely divided light metal powders or entrapped air bubbles. The present study is directed to the use of entrained bubbles as the sensitizing agent and to the use of various surfactants for controlling not only the incorporation of gas bubbles during the mixing prcoess but also the stability of bubbles during the storage of the complete composition.
Report Number
DREV-CR-82 — Final Report
Date of publication
01 Aug 1978
Number of Pages
56
DSTKIM No
93-04853
CANDIS No
131895
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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