The traditional approach to demolishing concrete structures or reducing the size of large rocks or boulders has typically included the use of explosives. The resulting explosions are associated with the obvious risks posed by shock waves and fly rock. Soundless chemical demolition agents (SCDAs) have proven to be viable substitutes for the use of explosives. SCDAs are powdery materials that will expand considerably when mixed with water.
Fact Sheet ID Number
demolition, chemical method, soundless, scda
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Soundless Chemical Demolition Agents" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 78.