slurry explosive

water-gel explosive

One of a wide variety of materials used for blasting; contains substantial proportions of water and a high proportion of ammonium nitrate, some of which is in solution in the water.
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It was initially used in explosives as a gelling agent in slurry explosive or as an additive to dynamite.
What they call slurry explosives have replaced it, which is like a porridge, based on ammonium nitrate and a few other ingredients.
Sodium perchlorate is used in the manufacture of slurry explosives. Ammonium perchlorate is widely used as a component of propellants for rockets, missiles, and fireworks (Soldin et al.
In the United States ammonium perchlorate is used as an oxidizer in solid rocket propellant, sodium perchlorate is used in slurry explosives and potassium perchlorate is used in road flares and air bag inflators.
Holes were charged with slurry explosives from the drill sills after careful hole measurement and determination of plug and charge lengths, before each blast.