By Committee on Assessment of Agent Monitoring Strategies for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants,Board on Army Science and Technology,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

January 2012 observed the crowning glory of the U.S. Army's Chemical fabrics Agency's (CMA's) job to ruin ninety percentage of the nation's stockpile of chemical guns. CMA accomplished destruction of the chemical brokers and linked guns deployed in another country, which have been transported to Johnston Atoll, southwest of Hawaii, and demilitarized there. the remainder 10 percentage of the nation's chemical guns stockpile is kept at continental U.S. depots, in Lexington, Kentucky, and Pueblo, Colorado. Their destruction has been assigned to a separate U.S. military association, the Assembled Chemical guns choices (ACWA) Element.

ACWA is at present developing the final chemical guns disposal amenities, the Pueblo and Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot vegetation (denoted PCAPP and BGCAPP), with guns destruction actions scheduled to begin in 2015 and 2020, respectively. ACWA is charged with destroying the mustard agent stockpile at Pueblo and the nerve and mustard agent stockpile at Blue Grass with out utilizing the a number of incinerators and furnaces used on the 5 CMA demilitarization vegetation that handled assembled chemical guns - munitions containing either chemical brokers and explosive/propulsive parts. the 2 ACWA demilitarization amenities are congressionally mandated to hire noncombustion-based chemical neutralization methods to break chemical agents.

In order to securely function its disposal vegetation, CMA built equipment and systems to observe chemical agent illness of either secondary waste material and plant structural elements. ACWA at the moment plans to undertake those tools and strategies to be used at those amenities. The Assessment of Agent tracking techniques for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants record additionally develops and describes a half-dozen eventualities regarding potential ACWA secondary waste characterization, method apparatus upkeep and changeover actions, and closure agent decontamination demanding situations, the place direct, real-time agent infection measurements on surfaces or in porous bulk fabrics may well let extra effective and doubtless more secure operations if appropriate analytical expertise is out there and affordable.

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