Accession Number:

ADA048332

Title:

The Removal of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) from Aqueous Solution with Surfactants.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 16 Jan-30 Oct 76,

Corporate Author:

POLYTECHNIC INST OF NEW YORK BROOKLYN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene TNT has contaminated the wastewater emanating from plants engaged in not only the manufacture but also the loading, assembling and packing of TNT. It has been found that certain surfactants containing amino groups reacted rapidly with TNT in aqueous solution. The reaction product was a dark brown material which was insoluble in water. When the initial concentration of TNT was in the range of 120-140 ppm, after reacting with surfactant the TNT concentration in the filtrate was found to be at trace levels. Thus, this reaction was developed for the purification of wastewater containing TNT. The reaction mechanisms of the process is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE