Accession Number : ADA085765


Title :   Analysis of Wastewater for Organic Compounds Unique to RDX/HMX manufacturing and Processing


Descriptive Note : Final engineering rept. 1974-1979


Corporate Author : HOLSTON DEFENSE CORP KINGSPORT TN


Personal Author(s) : Stidham, Billy R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a085765.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 169


Abstract : Sensitive analytical methods were developed for the direct determination of RDX, HMX, TAX, SEX and TNT in wastewater. Reverse Phase HPLC and direct injection of the aqueous sample extended the statistical lower detection limit for each component to less than 65 micrograms/1. RDX, HMX, TAX and SEX were the only nitramines detected in wastewater at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant, and only RDX and HMX were detected in Holston River water one mile below the last plant effluent. Four cyclohexanone-derived compounds were identified as probably constituents of plant wastes; one, or possibly two, of these were found in the Holston River.


Descriptors :   *WASTE WATER , *WATER TREATMENT , *INDUSTRIAL PLANTS , *ORGANIC MATERIALS , *WATER ANALYSIS , MANUFACTURING , TNT , NITRAMINES , HMX , ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY , RDX , PROCESSING , AMMUNITION , ORGANIC COMPOUNDS


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE