Title: Computational modelling of a chemical Liquid Incinerator Chamber (LIC)

Authors: Martin K. Denison, Brooke A. Sadler, Christopher J. Montgomery, Adel F. Sarofim, Micheal J. Bockelie

Addresses: Reaction Engineering International, USA. ' Reaction Engineering International, USA. ' Reaction Engineering International, USA. ' Reaction Engineering International, USA. ' Reaction Engineering International, USA

Abstract: Incineration is being used or is planned as a destruction technology for stockpiles of Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) in the USA. This paper presents the development of models for analysing a Liquid Incinerator Chamber (LIC) for destroying liquid chemical weapon agent (GB, HD or VX) drained from munitions contained in the US Army chemical weapons stockpile. The models predict complete destruction of the chemical agent when the incinerators and afterburners are operated as per standard operating conditions. Under normal operating conditions the agent is destroyed within the primary furnace chamber.

Keywords: incineration; chemical agents; demilitarisation; destruction removal efficiency; modelling; liquid incinerator chamber; stockpiles; chemical weapons destruction; chemical kinetics; computational fluid dynamics; CFD.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2007.011885

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2007 Vol.7 No.1, pp.51 - 57

Available online: 30 Dec 2006 *

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