Accession Number:

AD0728497

Title:

Special Study of the Effect of Alpha TNT on Microbiological Systems and the Determination of the Biodegradability of Alpha TNT, No. 24-017-70/71, January-August 1970,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The study was conducted to determine the effect of alpha trinitrotuluene TNT on microbiological systems and to determine whether microorganisms could remove, alter or degrade TNT. Data collected showed that the bio-oxidation units were not adversely affected by TNT, and that TNT concentrations of 100 parts per million ppm could be reduced to 1.25 ppm. It is recommended that this study be extended to encompass field conditions. Information should be obtained pertaining to removal of TNT in small scale oxidation ponds which are subjected to natural environmental conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE