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Rejean Binet, Joseph A R Cloutier, Anthony C F Edmonds, Harold W Holden, Melvin A McNicol: Explosive compositions based on time-stable colloidal dispersions. C I L, Donald G Ballantyne, November 2, 1982: US04357184 (54 worldwide citation)

A water-in-oil explosive composition based on colloidal dispersions is provided. Unlike conventional emulsion explosive compositions, the microemulsion composition of the invention displays exceptional long term storage stability retaining sensitivity to propagation even in small diameter charges. T ...


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Rejean Binet, Chang Hwa Chin, Anthony C F Edmonds, Ming C Lee, Roland Picard: Continuous method and apparatus for the preparation of explosives emulsion precursor. C I L, September 18, 1984: US04472215 (31 worldwide citation)

A process and apparatus is provided for the continuous manufacture of a water-in-oil explosive emulsion precursor. Separate streams of the water phase component and the oil phase component are introduced into an in-line motionless mixer. A chosen portion of the output from the mixer is recirculated ...


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Gary M J Masse, Anthony C F Edmonds: Generation of sulphur trioxide from oleum using microwave energy. C I L, Cushman Darby & Cushman, June 16, 1987: US04673560 (16 worldwide citation)

Process and apparatus for the generation of sulphur trioxide from oleum using microwave energy for use in the sulphonation and nitration of organic compounds and the fortification of oleum. The process provides improved control of production and concentration of the sulphur trioxide produced and com ...


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Rejean Binet, William E Cribb, Anthony C F Edmonds, Melvin A McNicol: Bulk manufacture of emulsion explosives. C I L, Donald G Ballantyne, July 24, 1984: US04461660 (12 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for the efficient and safe manufacture of batch quantities of non-cap-sensitive emulsion explosives. The method employs none of the high shear mixing or homogenizing techniques of the prior art and hence hazards from heat and mechanical breakdown (impact) are elimi ...


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Joseph A R Cloutier, Anthony C F Edmonds: Explosive booster. C I L, May 25, 1982: US04331081 (7 worldwide citation)

An explosive booster is provided for the detonation of insensitive blasting agents. The booster contains TNT as the sole explosive ingredient, is sensitive to blasting cap initiation yet remains insensitive to impact initiation. The booster comprises an elongate structure having a gradually increasi ...


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Chang Hwa Chin, Anthony C F Edmonds, Colin M Evans: Process for the destruction of by-product tetranitromethane. C I L, Donald G Ballantyne, December 15, 1987: US04713232 (4 worldwide citation)

A process for the management of by-product tetranitromethane (TNM) which avoids the hazards of the prior art isolation or extraction procedures. A selected in-plant liquid or vapor stream, or a reactor off-gas stream from nitration or nitric acid oxidation plant, which contains TNM, is heated to eff ...


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Anthony C F Edmonds, Jitka Kirchnerova, Terrence C Matts, Joseph R J Pare: Gelled aqueous slurry explosives containing gas bubbles. C I L, Donald G Ballantyne, December 15, 1981: US04305766 (2 worldwide citation)

An improved method of gassing an aqueous slurry explosive composition with an inorganic nitrite gassing agent is provided. The method makes use of a thiocyanate ion-containing material in the composition as a gassing accelerator. The presence of the thiocyanate ion produces improved rate and quantit ...