This report, Alternative Technologies to Open Burning and Open Detonation of Energetic Hazardous Wastes, identifies alternative treatment technologies that can be used in place of open burning and open detonation of energetic hazardous wastes. Energetic hazardous wastes refer to a range of explosive items such as munitions, fireworks, signal flares, automobile airbag propellants and hobby rocket propellants. The report describes the alternative technologies that have been developed, their status, the types of energetic hazardous waste they can treat and locations where they have been used.
The report serves as an informative resource for permit agencies, facility owners and operators and others when identifying and evaluating potential alternative treatment options for energetic hazardous wastes. It provides the formative steps for evaluating the efficacy and the pros and cons of the technologies for particular applications.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Final Report: Alternative Treatment Technologies to Open Burning and Open Detonation of Energetic Hazardous Wastes (PDF)(83 pp, 3 MB, December 2019, EPA 530-R-19-007)