ULTRAMICRO Analysis of Explosives in Sea Water
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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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.
- Organic Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives