Accession Number:

AD0730444

Title:

ULTRAMICRO Analysis of Explosives in Sea Water

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Report Date:

1971-08-12

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A method is described for the quantitative analysis of TNT, RDX, and tetryl in sea water by vapor phase chromatography with the nickel-63 electron capture detector. A benzene extraction procedure is employed, using a 100 ml sea water sample. The method is capable of detecting TNT, RDX, and tetryl at the levels of 2, 5 and 20 parts per trillion, respectively. Sea water samples taken at two munitions dumping areas were analyzed. No explosives were found in any of the samples.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE