Accession Number:

ADA017652

Title:

Removal of Tetranitromethane from Air Streams

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1975-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

During the manufacture of TNT, one of the side products formed in relatively small amount is tetranitromethane TNM. In the past it has been the practice to vent the TNM along with some nitrogen oxides mainly NO to the atmosphere. However, because of present-day awareness of pollution problems, EPA regulations now require the combined NOTNM present in the exhaust gases to be below 100 ppm. In order to meet this requirement most of the TNM mustbe removed. Since TNM as a precursor of nitroform, can be used for the synthesis of a wide variety of polynitroaliphatics a desirable solution would be to collect the TNM as such or as nitroform thereby reducing the cost of pollution abatement.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE