The Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) in Colorado is one of two sites that features U.S. stockpile of chemical weapons that need to be destroyed. The PCD features about 2,600 tons of mustard-including agent. The PCD also features a pilot plant, the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), which has been set up to destroy the agent and munition bodies using novel processes. The chemical neutralization or hydrolysis of the mustard agent produces a Schedule 2 compound called thiodiglycol (TDG) that must be destroyed. The PCAPP uses a combined water recovery system (WRS) and brine reduction system (BRS) to destroy TDG and make the water used in the chemical neutralization well water again.
National Research Council. 2013. Review of Biotreatment, Water Recovery, and Brine Reduction Systems for the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/13494.
|2 The PCAPP Biotreatment System||10-22|
|3 The Water Recovery and Brine Reduction Systems||23-32|
|4 Materials of Construction Review||33-38|
|Appendix A: Table of Materials of Construction||39-41|
|Appendix B: Corrosion-Monitoring Guides and Testing Materials Suppliers||42-42|
|Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members||43-46|
|Appendix D: Committee Meetings||47-48|
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