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Denaturing Explosive Precursors James Smith; Jimmie Oxley Joe Brady University of Rhode Island § Purpose/ Relevance: A number of common chemicals can be used to make explosives (HME). This project examines counter-approaches: administrative controls; denaturing; banning. Success is preventing or making more difficult the synthesis of the HMEs; present targets are hydrogen peroxide (HP) explosives; urea nitrate (UN); TATP; ammonium nitrate. § Innovation: We have found that certain additives at 1. 25 ppm interfere with the concentration of HP. Boiling removes water but also decomposes the HP. § This Year Outcome: Additives to HP have been identified, screened for effect on storage stability; a patent application is in preparation. Additives to acetone to prevent synthesis of TATP and additives to urea to prevent UN synthesis are being investigated. § Long-range Impact: Additives are chosen with regard to their intended market. HP additives are gras (generally regarded as safe). They will prevent use of household HP & Afghan N. Zazi 9 -19 -09 hair supply house HP in bombmaking
Small-scale Tests for Identifying Explosivity Jimmie Oxley; James Smith; Patrick Bowden; Ryan Rettinger University of Rhode Island § Purpose/ Relevance: Explosives have a critical diameter Dcr below which they cannot propagate detonation. Dcr is determined by the amount and rate of energy released. Most fuel/oxidizer mixtures & many energetic chemicals do not appear explosive at normal scales of testing, e. g. Do. T 1. 25” x 14” or NRC 12” x 60” It is impractical, expensive, & dangerous to test all suspect materials at the scale they are used. We seek to develop a cheap, small-scale test which could provide early warning of potential detonability. § Innovation: We use “active” confinement to bring out potential explosivity in energetic chemicals. This is done using an annular booster in an attempt to drive a concave shock wave into the material. § This Year’s Outcome: Three new test series (~120 devices) refined device, reveal results are inverse. § Long-range Impact: If explosivity is revealed at small-scale, industrial safety is positively impacted. Engineering can anticipate potential problems. Potential threats can be recognized, & threat lists can be parsed to include only the most likely.
Safety Destruction of TATP: Jimmie Oxley; James Smith; Joe Brady; Austin Brown; Guang Zhang ; U Rhode Island § Purpose/ Relevance: In an attempt to give EOD choices in addition to blow in place, we are development a gentle method for destruction of TATP. § Innovation: Acid destroys TATP but strong acid reacts so quickly with TATP that it can detonate. A combination of weaker acid strength and slightly solvated TATP reduces rate of heat release and makes gentle destruct possible. § This Year outcome: A modest amount of TATP (100 g) was destroyed by moistening the TATP with ethanol-water and adding dropwise concentrated HCl. § Long-range impact: Situations like Cook County, IL; Texas City; Escondido, CA may have another outcome.
Explosive Signatures Jimmie Oxley; James Smith; Lucus Steinkamp; Jon Canino; Maria Donnelly; Sravanthi Vadlamannati URI § Purpose/ Relevance: Identify the signatures of relevant HME—vapor pressure; density; identify the residue (amount & location); identify the properties which should be emulated to make effective simulants. § Innovation: Research in 4 areas: using silica to adjust density of liquid explosives; using microencapsulation to provide a safe matrix to odor & to reduce detonability; using dye instead of explosives to trace where signature residue might be found; using hair external & internal to find evidence of explosive handling. § This Year outcome: new start § Long-range impact: Microencapsulation-improved safety for LEO & other explosive handlers; Simulants-improved safety for detection instrumental vendors, testers, users; Dye studies-improved chance of finding IED’s and their makers; Hair. Improves chance of identifying bombmakers, terrorists & convicting. 70% HP 4 g/ black 70% HP 4 g/ cumin
Small-scale Tests for Identifying Explosivity Jimmie Oxley; James Smith; Patrick Bowden; Ryan Rettinger U Rhode Island § Undergraduate Students: B. S. ‘ 10 Joe Stranco (US Air. Force); in progress: Kayla Belanger; Alisson Boyko; Tracy Chen; Nicole Cook; Brandon Genest; Kaolin Hart; Alica Landry; Rebecca Little; Sarah Mc. Kellick; William Tavares; Joanna Ying; Alicia Zigmont; Ph. D Students: Joe Brady ‘ 11 Brookhaven National Lab; Pat Bowden ’ 11; Lucas Steinkamp; Sravanthiat Vadlamannati; Maria Donnelly; Jon Canino; Ryan Rettinger; Guang Zhang; Austin Brown; Matt Porter; Devon Swanson; MS Student: Morgan Turano; Visiting Student: U Munich Matthias Trunk Professionals: 344, 16 classes, 3 new classes § Collaboration with Industry: AS&E; Ahura (now Thermo. Fisher); Detecta. Chem; Eastman Chemical; Exxon; Haifa Chemicals; Implant Science; Lindon Group; ICx Nomadics (now FLIR); Raytheon IDS; SQM Corp. ; Triton Systems. § Patents: Hair Analysis for Explosive Residue; 10 -0804; serial no. 61/370, 719; Aug 6, 2010; Security Safe Hydrogen Peroxide (in prep) § Papers: Oxley, J. ; Smith, J. ; Kirschenbaum, L. ; Marimiganti, S. ; Efremenko, I. ; Zach, R; Zeiri, Y Accumulation of Explosive in Hair 3: Binding Site Study accept J Forensic Sci Gregory, O. ; Oxley, J. C. ; Smith, J. ; Platek, M. ; Ghonem, H. ; Bernier, E. ; Downey, M. ; D Cumminskey, C. “Microstructural Characterization of Pipe Bomb Fragments” W W Materials Characterization Journal 2010, 61(3), 347 -354. IED’s World book Encyclopedia article submitted
Wheaton College Chemistry Seminar TBA Haifa Chemicals Clinical Lab Science Convention; Providence, May 4, 2011 Small-scale Tests for Identifying Explosivity Jimmie Oxley; James Smith; Patrick Bowden; Ryan Rettinger U Rhode Island § Presentations: Wheaton College Chemistry Seminar April 2011 Clinical Lab Science Convention; Providence, May 4, 2011 Warwick Rotary Club Warwick RI Jan 6, 2011 CSHEMA Reactive Chemicals Webinar Jan 19, 2011 URI Explosive Research for Safety and Security; Grand Challenge Course Dec. 9, 2010 IEEE Tutorial on the Explosive Threat; Waltham, MA Nov. 9, 2010 Soc Experimental Mechanics IMPLAST 2010 Blast Mitigation Workshop; Providence, RI Oct 14, 2010 What & Where to Look ; Oakland University, Chemistry, Dept. Detroit, Sept 29 2010 Overview of DHS Center ; Texas Tech, Chemistry; Lubbock, TX; Oct 27 2010 tutorial for Under. Secretary Tara O’Toole, Washington, DC June 11, 2010 tutorial for TSA Bomb Appraisal Officers; Charlotte, NC, Jun 3, Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 16‘ 10 ALERT Safety Symposium all day on web from URI April 30, 2010 Pre- & Post-Blast: What to Look For, What to Look With, Am. Assoc of Forensics Scientists, Seattle, Feb 23, 2010 RI Emergency Management Advisory Council; URI Feb 9, 2010 DHS Center of Excellence: an Overview; URI Foundation Board, Jan 30, 2010“Security: What More Can We Do? ”Delta Airline; URI Jan 29, 2010“DHS Center of Excellence” Homeland Security Science & Technology Advisory Committee, Wash DC, Jan 28, 2010 Studying