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2007 Global Demilitarization Symposium & Exhibition

Reno, NV

May 14-17, 2007

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Call to Order/Welcome:   Mr. Larry Nortunen, Joint Ordnance Commanders Group (JOCG), Munitions Demil/Disposal



Keynote Address:  Mr. Jyuji Hewitt, Joint Munitions Command, Deputy to the Commander


Innovative Approaches for Recycling Munitions:  LTC Brian Raftery, USA, Product Manager for Demilitarization


OSD Perspective:  Mr. Jose Gonzalez, OUSD (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics)


Panel:   The Sale of Recyclable Munitions Material

Panel Chair: LTC Brian Raftery, PMDemil



NDIA John L. Byrd, Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Munitions Demilitarization


The MIDAS Web Site: Continuing to Meet the Challenge:  Mr. Steve Bormet, Argonne National Laboratory


Commercial Demil Contract Up-date:  Mr. Wilfried Meyer, General Dynamics OTS


Material Potentially Presenting an Explosives Hazard:  Mr. J.C. King, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the

      Army (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health)


Conventional Ammunition Demilitarization Program Execution Strategy Review:  Mr. Rich Fuller, U.S. Army Joint

     Munitions Command


Demil Developments in NATO:  Mr. Peter Courtney-Green, NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency


Report on ICAP:  Mr. Ralph Hayes, El Dorado Engineering, Inc.


Demil R&D IPT:  Mr. Larry Nortunen, U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center


Implementation of Design for Demil (DFD) in Joint Services:  Mr. Gary Mescavage, U.S. Army Armament Research,

     Development and Engineering Center


Ammunition Peculiar Equipment (APE) & US-ROK Demil Facility (DEFAC):  Mr. Terry Hackett, Joint Munitions



Joint Service Munitions Resource Recovery Program:  Mr. Jim Hale, U.S. Army Pacific Command


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Wednesday, May 16, 2007


AMCOM G-3, US Army Missile Demil Program:    Mr. Larry Gunter, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command


Service DDA’s - Enforcers of the Military Munitions Rule:  Mr. Tony Livingston,  HQ, Joint Munitions Command


RCRA Subpart X oB/OD Facilities Permitting Initiative, DoD Perspective:  Dr. Randall Cramer, U.S. Navy


Update on OB/OD Guidance Development:  Ms. Stacy Braye, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX


Automating OB/OD RCRA Permit Applications:  Dr. George Thompson, Chemical Compliance Systems, Inc. and

      Mr. Tony Livingston, U.S. Joint Munitions Command


Concurrent Sessions I


Session I-A


Session I-B

  • Ultrasonic Fragmentation and Separation of Cast Energetic  Materials, Mr. David Emery,  US Army Armament Research, Development Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
  • Plasma Ordnance Demilitarization System for The Destruction of Pyrotechnic Ordnance, Mr. Daniel Flynn, US Army Armament Research, Development Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
  • Development of a Transportable System That Integrates Cryofracture and Plasma Demilitarization Technology, Mr. Francis Sullivan, US Army Armament Research, Development Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
  • Cryofracture Demilitarization Program,   Ms. Florence Delacruz, US Army Armament Research, Development Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ


Concurrent Session II

Session II-A

  • Spartan Motor Demilitarization, Mr. Jeff Lee, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center
  • Field Verification of Sound Attenuation and Measurements of Seismic Impulses from the Detonation of Missile Motors, Mr. Chris Merrill, CH2M-Hill
  • White Phosphorus Demil, Mr. Michael Garner, General Atomics ISL
  • Missile Recycling Capability (MRC) Overview, Mr. Jeff Lee and Mr. Jeff Wright, (ppt) US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center


Session II-B

  • Overview of Sandia National Laboratories Robotic Demil Projects, Mr. Walt Wapman, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Update on Demil Technology Program at General Atomics, Mr. Jim Elliott, General Atomics
  • Using Waterjets to Safely Process MPPEH,  Dr. Paul Miller, Gradient Technology


Concurrent Session III


Session III-A

  • Small Ammunition Pull Apart Machine (SPAM), Mr. Mike Houser, Tooele Army Depot
  • Post-War Ammunition Stockpile Recovery, Mr. Erik K. Lauritzen, NIRAS DEMEX
  • APE 2048 Metal Parts Flashing Furnace for Bluegrass Army Depot, KY,  Mr. Brent Hunt, Tooele Army Depot
  • Contained Burn Tactical Demil Demonstration (TADD), Mr. Ralph Hayes, El Dorado Engineering, Inc.


Session III-B

  • Demilitarization By Inductive Heating Meltout (DIHMEs),  Mr. Bryan Crist, El Dorado Engineering, Inc.
  • Progress on Recovery of Magnesium from Obsolete Pyrotechnic Flares, Mr. Brent Ochs, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
  • Steps in the Evolution of a 60-mm Cutting System, Dr. David Summers, University of Missouri, Rolla
  • Requalification of Demilitarized HMX for DOD/DOE Applications, Dr. Randal Johnson, TPL, Inc.


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Thursday, May 17, 2007


Concurrent Sessions IV


Session IV-A


 Session IV-B

  • Biological Remediation of Explosives Treatment of Metal and Explosive Contaminated Effluent, 

       Ms. Emma Nehrenheim, Malardalen University

  • How Clean is Safe, Mr. Ron Westmorland, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Ecotoxicological Assessment of Anaerobic Bioremediation of Sludge Contaminated by the Explosive 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), Ms. Veronica Ribe, Malardalen University
  • The Cryofracture Demilitarization Process: An Evolving Technology, Mr. John Follin General Atomics


Concurrent Sessions V

Session V-A

  • Overview of Worldwide Demilitarization Activities Using Dynasafe Detonation Chambers, Mr. Harley Heaton UXB International
  • Current Status of Transportable Controlled Detonation Chambers Offered by CH2M HILL, Mr. Jay Quimby CH2M Hill
  • Installation and Operation of a Portable Thermal Destruction Chamber (PTDC) to Demilitarize Assorted Small Arms Ammunition (.50-Caliber And Less), Mr. Shahrukh Kanga, PIKA International
  • Recovery and Reuse of Core Ingredients from Decommissioned/Obsolete Gun Propellant, Mr. Nese Orbey, Foster-Miller, Inc


Session V-B

  • Data Quality Issues With Detonation Product Monitoring,  Dr. Eric Erickson, Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake
  • The Health Risk Assessment for Treatment of Explosive Hazardous Waste by Open Detonation at China Lake, CA,  Ms. Lauren Zellmer, Naval Air Weapons Station
  • Instantaneous Detection of Particles Liberated by OBOD Treatments using Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometry, Dr. David Fergenson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Open Detonation: Metal Emissions Phase I, Mr. Eric Gogley, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division


Concurrent Sessions VI


Session VI-A

  • Thin-Layer Chromatography a Field Technique for Propellant Stabilizer Analysis and Explosives, Mr. Rich Whipple, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Advances in Propellant Stability Screening and Detection of Explosives, Dr. Thomas DeAngelis, SAIC
  • Field-Portable Thin-Layer Chromatography Propellant Stability Test Kit, Ms. Wendy Church, PIKA


Session VI-B

  • Explosives Safety Risk Assessments for Demil Operations, Mr. Brian Henneberry, Defense Ammunition Center
  • Successful Integration of Hazards Analysis Methodology into the Design, Startup, and Operation of a Cryofracture Demilitarization Facility, Mr. Jason Howe, Safety Management Services, Inc.
  • Risk Based Siting Process For Ordnance Removal Operations Utilizing Safety Assessment for Explosive Risk, Mr. David Douthat, Environmental Chemical Corp and Mr. Robert Baker, APT Research Inc.
  • Explosive Harvesting System, Mr. Roger Hess, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation



Concurrent Sessions VII


Session VII-A

  • Destruction of Old Chemical Bombs using DAVINCH at Kanda, Mr. Yutaka Inada, Kobe Steele, Ltd.
  • 4:20p.m Destruction Test for M55 Nerve Agent Rocket Mortar using Surrogate Chemicals by DAVINCH, Dr. Tsuyoshi Imakita, Kobe Steele, Ltd.


Session VII-B

  • .Processing Range Residue at the Former Vieques Naval Training Range (VNTR), Puerto Rico Utilizing Size Reduction/Crusher Technology, Mr. Shahrukh Kanga, PIKA International
  • USAF Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) Hard-Case Bomb and Bomb Dummy Unit Recycling Project 2006, Mr. Kevin Lombardo, CH2M Hill, Inc.


Closing Session

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