Accession Number:

ADA034226

Title:

A Study of the Organic Components of Red Water

Descriptive Note:

Status rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-26

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The red water produced by the Sellite purification of crude TNT has been analyzed for potentially useful organic compounds. The results can be summarized as follows 1 Only two potentially useful organic substances are present in red water in concentrations sufficientely high to justify their recovery 2,4-dinitrotoluene-5-sulfonic acid 2.7 weight determined in this study, compared to 6.8 weight reported by Radford Army Ammunition Plant, and 2,4-dinitrotoluene-3-sulfonic acid 1.2 weight determined in this study, compared to 2-4 weight reported by Radford. Eight weight percent of red water is a complex mixture of unidentified, red, water-soluble organic compounds resulting from the degradation of alpha-TNT by the Sellite.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE