Accession Number : ADA255308


Title :   Identification of TNT Transformation Products in Soil


Descriptive Note : Special rept.


Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH


Personal Author(s) : Walsh, Marianne E ; Jenkins, Thomas F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255308.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : Solvent-extractable TNT transformation products have been identified in explosive-contaminated soils. Soils from U.S. Army installations were extracted with a variety of solvents (acetonitrile, methanol, acetone and methylene chloride) and the extracts were analyzed by RP-HPLC-UV or GC/MS, or both. The TNT transformation products TNB, TNBA, 2-amino-4,6-DNT and 4-amino-2, 6-DNT were generally found in concert with TNT. In addition, dinitroaniline, a reduction product of TNB, was also identified in several soils. Degradation, Pollution, Transformation products, Explosives, Soils, TNT.


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *SOILS , *CONTAMINANTS , DEGRADATION , SOLVENTS , ARMY , ACETONES , TRANSFORMATIONS , DNT , ADDITION , TNT , POLLUTION , METHYLENES , CHLORIDES , METHANOLS , REDUCTION , ACETONITRILE


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE