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An explosive mixture of Ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene (TNT), and powdered Aluminum. Ammonal was originally developed for mining in England in 1915. Early compositions used ammonium nitrate (65%), TNT (15%), aluminum (17%) and Charcoal (3%). Ammonal was used in explosives in World War I and it is still used as an industrial Explosive. Current mixtures usually contain ammonium nitrate (22%), TNT (67%) and aluminum (11%).
Resources and Citations
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonal (Accessed Mar. 20, 2006)
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "chemical compound" [Accessed October 17, 2001]. -
- CoOL Conservation Distlist Jul 26 2001