Re: Hercules 8000g Type 21 Tanks

Raymond Young

Hello all,

Concentrated Sulfuric Acid is used in the process to absorb water given off in the reaction between Nitriic Acid and Glycerin. There would probably be some Sulfuric Acid cars going to the plant. Children: Don't try this at home!


Virgil Young
Amarillo, TX

----- Original Message ----
From: Larry Jackman <>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:34:19 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Hercules 8000g Type 21 Tanks

Nitro is a little pill you take when you have heart problems.
Thank you
Larry Jackman
ljack70117@comcast. net
Boca Raton FL 33434
I was born with nothing and
I have most of it left.

On Feb 28, 2008, at 12:59 PM, Anthony Thompson wrote:

John Carty wrote:
You are correct, no sane person would ship nitroglycerin by tank car.
The components (nitro and glycerin) would ship that way, as both are
essentially inert.
Don't know what "nitro" is, but you can make the explosive by
reacting nitric acid with glycerin. I don't know if that's the
commercial process.

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