Kieselguhr Dynamite—Classification of Dynamites—Properties
Efficiency of Ordinary Dynamite—Other forms of Dynamite—Gelatine and
Gelatine Dynamites, Suitable Gun-Cotton for, and Treatment of—Other
Materials Used—Composition of Gelignite—Blasting Gelatine—Gelatine
Dynamite—Absorbing Materials—Wood Pulp—Potassium Nitrate, &c.—
Manufacture, &c.—Apparatus Used—The Properties of the Gelatine Compounds
Chapter V.—Nitro-benzol, roburite, bellite, picric acid, &c.
Explosives derived from Benzene—Toluene
and Nitro-Benzene—Di- and
Tri-nitro-Benzene—Roburite: Properties and Manufacture—Bellite:
Properties, &c.—Securite—Tonite No. 3.—Nitro-Toluene—
Nitro-Naphthalene—Ammonite—Sprengel’s Explosives—Picric Acid—
Picrates—Picric Powders—Melinite—Abel’s Mixture—Brugere’s Powders—
The Fulminates—Composition, Formula, Preparation, Danger of, &c.—
Detonators: Sizes, Composition, Manufacture—Fuses, &c.
Composition, Formula, Preparation, Danger of, &c.—Detonators:
Composition, Manufacture—Fuses, &c.
CHAPTER VI.—SMOKELESS POWDERS IN GENERAL.
Naval Powder—Schultze’s E.C.
Indurite—Vielle Poudre—Walsrode and Cooppal Powders—Amberite—
Troisdorf—B.N. Powder—Wetterin—Normal Powder—Maximite—Picric Acid
Powders, &c. &c.
CHAPTER VII.—ANALYSIS OF EXPLOSIVES.
Kieselguhr Dynamite—Gelatine Compounds—Tonite—Cordite—Vaseline— Acetone—Scheme for Analysis of Explosives—Nitro-Cotton—Solubility Test— Non-Nitrated Cotton—Alkalinity—Ash and Inorganic Matter—Determination of Nitrogen—Lunge, Champion and Pellet’s, Schultze-Tieman, and Kjeldahl’s Methods—Celluloid—Picric Acid and Picrates—Resinous and Tarry Matters— Sulphuric Acid and Hydrochloric Acid and Oxalic Acid—Nitric Acid— Inorganic Impurities—General Impurities and Adulterations—Potassium Picrate, &c.—Picrates of the Alkaloids—Analysis of Glycerine—Residue— Silver Test—Nitration—Total Acid Equivalent—Neutrality—Free Fatty Acids—Combined Fatty Acids—Impurities—Oleic Acid—Sodium Chloride— Determination of Glycerine—Waste Acids—Sodium Nitrate—Mercury Fulminate—Cap Composition—Table for Correction of Volumes of Gases, for Temperature and Pressure
CHAPTER VIII.—FIRING POINT OF EXPLOSIVES, HEAT TESTS, &C.
Horsley’s Apparatus—Table of Firing
Points—The Government Heat Test
Apparatus, &c., for Dynamites, Nitro-Glycerine, Nitro-Cotton, and
Smokeless Powders—Guttmann’s Heat Test—Liquefaction and Exudation Tests—
Page’s Regulator for Heat Test Apparatus—Specific Gravities of
Explosives—Will’s Test for Nitro-Cellulose—Table of Temperature of
Detonation, Sensitiveness, &c.