Explosives

SERDP and ESTCP projects are developing effective explosives made with environmentally friendly synthesis processes and materials.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Mechanochemical Nitration of Organic Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-1383
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward Dreizin, New Jersey Institute of Technology
SERDP Jan 2019

A "Green" Propylnitroguanidine (PrNQ) Based Solution for Comp B Applications

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Project ID: WP18-1299
Principal Investigator: Chase Munson, US Army Research Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2018

MTNI-based Replacement for Comp B in a Printed M67 Grenade

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Project ID: WP18-1203
Principal Investigator: Karl Oyler, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
SERDP Jan 2018

The Development of a Solvent-Free Process to Prepare DNAN

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Project ID: WP-2749
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Chavez, Los Alamos National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2017

Alternative Mixing Technology for Environmentally Friendly Plastic Bonded Explosive Formulations

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Project ID: WP-2604
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Beckel, US Army ARDEC
SERDP Jan 2016

MDNT Manufacturing via Advanced Flow Reactor Technology

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Project ID: WP-201623
Principal Investigator: Mr. Omar Abbassi, US Army ARDEC
ESTCP Jan 2016

Environmentally Conscious Process Development for the Production of Composite Propellants and Explosives

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Project ID: WP-2605
Principal Investigator: Mike Miller, Resodyn Corporation
SERDP Jan 2016

Green Processing of Energetic Materials Using Resonant Acoustic Mixing Technology

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Project ID: WP-201507
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrew P. Nelson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
ESTCP Jan 2015

Demonstration of DBX-1 as an Alternative to RD-1333 Lead Azide

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Project ID: WP-201509
Principal Investigator: Ms. Soleimar Hernandez, Naval Surface Warfare Center
ESTCP Jan 2015

One Step No Waste Composition C-4 Production

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Project ID: WP-201508
Principal Investigator: Mr. John Centrella, U.S. Army ARDEC
ESTCP Jan 2015

Generating a Synthetic Biology Toolbox for Nitroorganics

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Project ID: WP-2339
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jon Magnuson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2013

Scale-Up and Formulation of Green Insensitive DEMN Based Secondary Explosives

Project Information
Project ID: WP-201223
Principal Investigator: Mr. Omar Abbassi, US Army ARDEC
ESTCP Mar 2012
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