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High throughput chemical munitions treatment system

United States Patent

8,047,978
November 1, 2011
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A new High-Throughput Explosive Destruction System is disclosed. The new system is comprised of two side-by-side detonation containment vessels each comprising first and second halves that feed into a single agent treatment vessel. Both detonation containment vessels further comprise a surrounding ventilation facility. Moreover, the detonation containment vessels are designed to separate into two half-shells, wherein one shell can be moved axially away from the fixed, second half for ease of access and loading. The vessels are closed by means of a surrounding, clam-shell type locking seal mechanisms.
Haroldsen; Brent L. (Manteca, CA), Stofleth; Jerome H. (Albuquerque, NM), Didlake, Jr.; John E. (Livermore, CA), Wu; Benjamin C-P (San Ramon, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
12/ 260,645
October 29, 2008
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under government contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention, including a paid-up license and the right, in limited circumstances, to require the owner of any patent issuing in this invention to license others on reasonable terms.