Questions About Explosives?


Explosives are often analyzed as part of Department of Defense (DOD) projects. The DOD developed the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) in 2001 to addresses munitions-related concerns. This included explosive safety, environmental, and health hazards from releases of unexploded ordnance (UXO), discarded military munitions (DDM), and munitions constituents (MC) found at locations other than operational ranges on active and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) installations and Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) properties.

The MMRP addresses non-operational range lands with suspected or known hazards from munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) which occurred prior to September 2002 but are not already included with an Installation Response Program (IRP) site cleanup activity.

Analysis Capabilities

  • SW-846 Test Method 8330: Nitroaromatics and Nitramines by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • SW-846 Test Method 8332: Nitroglycerine by High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • SW-846 Test Method 8095: Explosives by Gas Chromatography
  • SW-846 Test Method 8270: Semivolatile Organic Compounds (Nitroaromatics)  by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
  • SW-846 Test Method 9056:  Guanidine Nitrate by Ion Chromatography
  • EPA Test Method 353.2: Nitrocellulose by Automated Colorimetry
  • Low Volume Initiatives
  • Incremental Sampling Methodology


  • DOD ELAP – United States Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DOD ELAP)
  • TNI National Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP)
  • ISO 17025/A2LA Environmental Testing Accreditation Program
  • DOE Laboratory Accreditation Program


  • Department of Defense Installations (including multi-year programs such as Sunflower Army Ammunitions Plant, Volunteer Army Ammunitions Plant)
  • Commercial Formulation /Supplier Programs
  • Site Investigations/Remediation Programs