Development of the Potential for the Cheap Explosives in Russia


The most accessible and popular means of destruction of rocks, which are used in the extraction of ores, non-metallic minerals, mining and chemical raw materials, are the cheap explosives, in the Russian technical literature called granulites or AS-DT, in the foreign — ANFO.

The article presents the research carried out to improve the formulation and explosive properties of granulites A6, Igdanit, Igdanit-P, A3. They are aimed at using the modern raw material base, increasing the efficiency of blasting, the safety of manufacturing and loading drill holes and boreholes, maintaining a balanced composition, and preserving physical stability, providing energy potential with secondary aluminum additives.

Further development of granulites is aimed at creating a line of formulations using saltpeter with variable technical parameters, mixed fuels in the form of liquid (waste oil products, fuel mixtures, diesel fuel) and solid (coal powder, coke fines, rubber crumbs) phases. Based on the use of the cheap explosives in the formulation of recycling materials formed at the mining enterprises, blasting technologies are being improved, and mixing and charging equipment is being developed. The proposed approaches are aimed at maintaining high technical and economic indicators of the use of explosives, ensuring the stationarity of the explosive process and the completeness of detonation of granulites reducing the sensitivity to mechanical and thermal influences, and maintaining susceptibility to initiation by practical means of an explosive pulse. When compiling the new formulations of granulites to reduce production costs, it is proposed to use the most economical types of oxidants and fuels with ensuring quality control of mixing components with different technological properties and conditioning the temperature-viscosity properties of the waste oil products.

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DOI: 10.24000/0409-2961-2021-8-7-14
Year: 2021
Issue num: August
Keywords : diesel fuel rubber crumb coal powder coke breeze secondary aluminum powders solid fuel fuel mixture waste oil products porous nitrate ammonium nitrate detonation ability cheap explosives
  • Viktorov S.D.
    Viktorov S.D.
    Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Prof., Department Head Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • Frantov A.E.
    Frantov A.E.
    Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Lead Researcher Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • Lapikov I.N.
    Lapikov I.N.
    Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Senior Research Assistant, Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia