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Weapons Destruction

Moving Bed Reactor

The Eisenmann moving bed reactor
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The Eisenmann moving bed reactor

The Eisenmann moving bed reactor

The Eisenmann moving bed reactor is used to destroy conventional am-
munition in a safe, environmentally-friendly way. The ammunition is auto-
matically and continuously fed into a detonation chamber filled with steel balls. The ammunition and the steel balls move countercurrently to a stream of hot gas that cause the explosive charges in the ammunition to react. The bed of steel balls absorbs the shock wave and prevents fragments from hitting the chamber walls.

Advantages of this process

  • Reliable compliance with emission limit values thanks to the adapted
    flue gas purification plant
  • No additional explosive charges
  • Residues separated by gravity -> no manual intervention or movement
    of the reactor required
  • Reactor is self-cleaning thanks to the flow of steel balls; no caking
    on the reactor walls
  • Gentle heating with hot gas
  • Continuous process means no problems arise with seals and container closures
  • No additional ammunition handling required; ammunition can be completely destroyed, whatever its condition (e.g. unexploded)
  • Extensive knowledge about all relevant peripheral equipment (building services engineering, conveyor systems, handling systems, flue gas purification, etc.) available in-house

 

Disposal of Small-Caliber Ammunition: Armored Rotary Kiln

Armored rotary kiln for small-caliber ammunition
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Armored rotary kiln for small-caliber ammunition

Armored rotary kiln for small-caliber ammunition

Eisenmann’s armored rotary kiln is employed for the disposal of small- and medium-caliber ammunition, as well as airbag systems, loose explosives, signal rockets and antipersonnel mines. The rotary kiln is fed automatically.

A special conveyor screw moves the ammunition countercurrently to the hot air. The hot air causes the explosive charges to react, reliably destroying the weapons. The flue gases emitted are discharged and after passing through a purification system tailored to the needs of this process, they comply with statutory limit values.

Advantages of this process

  • Compact plant design
  • High throughput
  • Environmentally friendly and cost-effective disposal method
  • High flexibility with regard to input materials
  • Fast readiness thanks to all-steel design
  • Can be used for ammunition with an explosive power up to 400g TNT equivalent

Incineration of Liquid and Gaseous Warfare Agents in the Turaktor®

The Eisenmann Turaktor®
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The Eisenmann Turaktor®

The Eisenmann Turaktor®

The Turaktor high-turbulence reactor has been well-tried in a variety of applications for the safe disposal of liquid and gaseous chemical warfare agents. The agents are sprayed into the reaction chamber under highly turbulent conditions so that an optimum heat and mass transfer ensures that the toxic substances are reliably converted. Elaborate flue gas purification and waste water treatment processes ensure that the reaction products are safely eliminated.

Advantages of this process:

  • Complete thermal conversion of the reaction products
  • Can be used for the most toxic agents, such as VX, sarin and soman
  • Optional discharge of slag for salt-forming agents
  • Extensive knowledge about all relevant peripheral equipment (building services engineering, conveyor systems, handling systems, flue gas purification, etc.) available in-house

Incineration of Solid Chemical Warfare Agents in the Chambustor®

The Eisenmann Chambustor®
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The Eisenmann Chambustor®

The Eisenmann Chambustor®

The Chambustor chamber or shuttle kiln is used to dispose of chemical warfare agents and contaminated solid materials from chemical weapons (e.g. activated carbon, protective clothing, transport containers). The carefully controlled air flow within the chamber ensures a very thorough burn-out with short residence times. Gaseous residues are safely disposed of in a tailored flue gas purification plant.

Advantages of this process:

  • Different types available (shuttle or chamber kiln)
  • Wide variety of materials can be disposed of (warfare agents, activated carbon, protective clothing, etc.)
  • Small footprint
  • A variety of operating regimes are possible (pyrolysis, oxidation, or a combination of both)
  • Can be combined with a Turaktor to create a total solution for the disposal of chemical weapons

BOT Models for Chemical Warfare Agent Disposal

Weapons destruction plant, Hottendorf
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Weapons destruction plant, Hottendorf

Weapons destruction plant, Hottendorf

In addition to our wide range of services, we offer made-to-measure BOT models for the disposal of chemical warfare agents. With our highly skilled specialists, we can guarantee reliable disposal operations both in plants designed for conventional ammunition and in those for chemical warfare agents.

Our service team is on site to conduct inspection, maintenance, repair work and continuous improvement as well as operating the plant. We can provide either all the staff required to operate the plant, or just a shift management team.

Contact

Contact person

Name

Johannes  Etter

Firm

Eisenmann Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG

Environmental Technology

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+49 7031 78-2894
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+49 7031 78-222894
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