Accession Number:

ADA002049

Title:

A Laboratory Study of RDX Absorption by Carbon.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 72-Sep 73,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

A two-phase study was undertaken to investigate treatment methods for the removal of RDX explosive C3H6O6N6 from contaminated groundwater. The first phase consisted of a 6-week laboratory screening study to evaluate seven different methods carbon adsorption, reverse osmosis, ion exchange, hydrolysis, boiling, chlorination, and polymeric adsorption. Carbon adsorption represents the best process for removal of RDX from potable water based on relative simplicity and effectiveness for domestic use. Small-diameter-column exhaustion tests using Filtrasorb 400 were run to help determine residence times, carbon capacities, and breakthrough characteristics of the carbon under dynamic conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE