Stabilized emulsion explosive and method

  • US 5,076,867 A
  • Filed: 11/19/1990
  • Issued: 12/31/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for stabilizing a detonable mixture of emulsion and ANFO prills comprising the steps of dissolving a surfactant in a liquid organic fuel prior to adding the fuel to ammonium nitrate prills, adding the fuel containing the dissolved surfactant to the ammonium nitrate prills to form ANFO prills and blending the ANFO prills with an emulsion to form a stable explosive composition.

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