The thermal decomposition properties of primer mixture 1 with different water content can be investigated using a series of
thermal analysis equipment and by its technique. By the DSC analysis in this work, although the major exothermic peak of the
primer mixture 1 with different water content, at the temperature range from 250 to 350°C were gradual disappeared when increasing
the water content of primer mixture 1, but this result could not indicate that the detonating ability of wetted primer mixture
1 was lost. And by TG analysis, wetted primer mixture 1 was still found possessing detonation properties under a higher heating
rate condition. Although wetted primer mixture shows hard detonating character but we still need very carefully when executing
a disposal mission.
The thermal behaviors of three pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) base polymer bonded explosives (PBX), Detasheet A (EL506A,
red) and Datasheet C (EL506C, yellow-green) that supply by DuPont Co., PBXN-301 were investigated using thermal techniques
in this work. The thermal properties of PETN base polymer bonded explosives, such as vacuum thermal stability (VTS), time
to ignition, auto-ignition and shelf life of PBX that calculation from Arrhenius equation by the length of time for 5% decomposition
were also examined. By comparing the thermal properties, VTS and shelf life of PETN base polymer bonded explosives, the application
and storage of Datasheet C (EL506C, yellow-green) should be considered carefully, owing to the ingredients of Datasheet C
(EL506 C, yellow-green) containing nitrocellulose. Binders that using in this study seems play no significant effect on the
decomposition for polymer bonded explosives, because the decomposition temperature of binders is always higher than that of
In order to remove the radiotoxic nuclides, Cs+ and I–, from low-level liquid wastes, the adsorption characteristics have been studied using a mixed adsorbent of chabazite zeolite and activated carbon. The equilibrium data of each nuclide were well correlated with the DA equation in the wide range of equilibrium concentrations. The SEM-EDAX analysis provided precise understanding of the adsorption mechanism of each nuclide. A surface diffusion model was applied to estimate the intraparticle mass transfer and provided prediction results acceptable for practical implementation in the liquid waste treatment.
The ratio of the hydrogen and manganese neutron absorption cross sections,
Mn, is a most important parameter in the determination of radioactive neutron source strength by the manganese bath technique. The ratio is well measured by observing the change in56Mn activity induced in the manganese bath by a fixed neutron source as the manganese concentration of the bath is changed. In the present study, the neutron source was a Maxwellian beam from252Cf. Concentrations were determined by the two methods: volumetric and gravimetric. The cross section ratio has turned out to be
The relative ans single comparator methods have been applied to determine 7 rare-earth elements and U, Th in Korean Monazites by 14.5 MeV neutron activation analysis. The (n, 2n) nuclear reactions are used for all elements except La, for which (n, p) reaction is used. Al is used as a flux monitor for the relative method and as a singlle comparator for the single comparator method. The analytical results obtained by the two methods agree well within 3% deviation except for Sm and Gd. These results are also compared with the result obtained by a single comparator method using reactor neutron.
The effects of red grape, wild grape and black raspberry wines on the quality of ground pork during a 15 days refrigerated storage period were investigated. The levels of phenolic compounds were the highest in black raspberry wine (P<0.05). In contrast, the antioxidant capacities according to ferric reducing antioxidant potential (FRAP) and trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) were not significantly different among the wines (P>0.05). The addition of 5% and 10% wine influenced the quality of ground pork by decreasing pH, inhibiting the progression of lipid oxidation and the formation of total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N), and stabilizing the red colour of the ground pork compared to control samples to which no wine was added. In ground pork, addition of red grape wine led to lower concentrations of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS, 0.19–0.39 mg kg−1) and TVB-N values (69.1–119.9 mg kg−1) than wild grape (0.16–0.43 mg kg−1 and 72.0–194.1 mg kg−1, respectively) or black raspberry wine (0.33–0.58 mg kg−1 and 81.7–225.4 mg kg−1, respectively) up to 10 days of storage. Results from the present study suggested that the quality of ground pork was affected by wine type and storage period. These effects could be due to phenolic compounds as well as other chemical components of the wines.
This article addresses the potential effectiveness of blind review in selecting and funding research proposals in a “scientifically
small” country. By analyzing 474 responses of the blinded reviewers ever worked for Korea Science and Engineering Fund, it
was found that blind review is fairly effective. About two thirds of the blinded reviewers were unable to recognize the applicants
accurately. The applicant detection was affected by (1) physical age, (2) professional experience, and (3) geographical location
of doctoral education of the applicant, (4) review experience, (5) rank of employing universities of the reviewers, and (6)
similirity of research interest between an applicant and a reviewer. It was also found that blind review was more strongly
advocated by those who had made a wrong guess or who had given up guessing. Implications of the findings and future research
directions were discussed.
This paper presents a rapid and quantitative radiochemical separation method for the Pu, Am and Cm isotopes with an anion
exchange resin and a TRU resin. After the Pu isotopes were purified with an anion exchange resin method and the Am and Cm
isotopes were purified with the TRU resin method, micro-coprecipitation method was applied for an alpha-source preparation.
The activity concentrations and activity ratios for the Pu, Am and Cm isotopes in a radioactive sample were measured by radiation
counting methods such as an alpha-spectrometry and a liquid scintillation counting as well as by a mass spectroscopic method
such as a thermal ionization mass spectrometry.
Thermogravimetric analysis (TG) provides information regarding mass changes in the sample resulting from heat treatment under
controlled environment. However, it does not provide any chemical information regarding the gases evolved during the thermal
degradation. Using FT-IR spectrometry in combination with TG, it is often possible to identify the evolved gases, and also
monitor their evolution profiles during thermal degradation. In this study, we present the TG/FT-IR combined analysis of incineration
and pyrolysis of some common plastics such as high density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalate
(PET), and polystyrene (PS). This study demonstrates the utility of such combined analysis in providing useful information
regarding the use of thermal treatment for recycling or incineration.
new polycyclic nitramine 2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (HNIW)
has been focused as a considerable amount of research recently on investigating
its polymorphs, relative stability, and respective reaction chemistry. It
is known as CL-20 popularly, CL-20 is a very high-energy and relatively high
oxygen balance value crystalline compound whose method of synthesis and detailed
performance data are still classified. 5-oxo-3-nitro-1,2,4-triazole (NTO,
or nitrotriazolone) was an insensitive molecule comparison general explosives,
and the NTO based polymer bonded explosives (PBX) was a low vulnerability
explosive. Both energetic materials are all very important high explosives,
which is used in a variety of military formulations widely owing to the properties
of high energy and desensitization of PBX, many researchers have demonstrated
the usefulness of above two energetic materials in explosive component. In
this work, the thermal decomposition characteristics of explosives CL-20 and
NTO were studied using thermal analytical techniques (TG, DSC), then the compatibility
of above two explosives with silicone rubber, and the decomposition kinetic
parameters such as activation energies of decomposition, the frequency factor
of the decompose reaction are also evaluated by non-isothermal DSC techniques.