How can a tin be opened if it contains not tinned goods but explosives? Or a shell or something no less dangerous, for instance, a retired nuclear reactor?
Certainly, metal can be cut up mechanically, but this is very dangerous. Torch flame or laser beam do not suit the purpose even more so. However, a sheet of water released at high pressure, particularly if additionally saturated with a stream of frozen drops, would probably suit. The researchers from the Tula State University are sure of that.
They suggest that morally and physically obsolete ammunition should be reclaimed in this particular way – the casing should be cut up and explosives should be washed out. In their opinion, this is the safest way, also from the ecological point of view, to separate metal from nitrocompounds - explosive and powder. Information about that is contained in the advanced research database maintained by the International Science and Technology Center.
Sergey Komarov | alfa
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