Continuous Crystallization of Submicrometer Energetic Compounds
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2010
Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics
Volume 36, Issue 1, pages 65–74, February 2011
How to Cite
Spitzer, D., Baras, C., Schäfer, M. R., Ciszek, F. and Siegert, B. (2011), Continuous Crystallization of Submicrometer Energetic Compounds. Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 36: 65–74. doi: 10.1002/prep.200900002
- Issue published online: 11 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 21 JUL 2009
- Manuscript Received: 9 JAN 2009
- Organic Nanomaterial
This study introduces the conception of an apparatus to crystallize continuously nanosized explosive or more generally nanosized organic materials. These materials can be elaborated in pure state or in form of mixtures of energetic and inert materials. The installation can produce nano-RDX or nano-PETN from 1 to 10 g h−1 using a reactor containing one ultrasonic piezoelectric transducer.
The present study describes the different parameters which influence the crystallization process. It presents first results of the parametric study of the influence of these parameters. The most important parameters which were already identified are the frequency of the ultrasonic piezoelectric transducer, the nature of the solvent, the liquid level in the reactor, the temperatures in the system, and the passing time of the aerosol droplets in the oven.