Development of a new ammonium nitrate composition: an attempt to prevent misuse of explosives for antisocial activities


Gezerman A. O. , Çorbacıoğlu B. D.

JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS, vol.43, no.1, pp.101-110, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02533839.2019.1676650
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-110
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The importance of ammonium nitrate (AN) in the production of explosive materials is similar to that in the agricultural industry. However, its use as in explosives has led to it being used for destructive purposes. Therefore, efforts are being made to develop the means to suppress the detonation potential of AN. In this study, AN is diluted with calcium carbonate and dolomite, which serves to increase its nutrient content and decrease its detonation enthalpy. Applying a coating of fluidized bed combustion ash can prevent its application in areas other than the agricultural industry.