Accession Number:

ADA113649

Title:

Ultrafiltration of Munition Wastes (HMX, RDX and TNT)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

During the manufacture of certain munitions, suspended particles less than 200 microns in size, as well as soluble quantities of TNT, RDX, and HMX are found in waste streams. The use of multi-media filters prior to carbon adsorption columns has proven ineffective due to plugging of the filters. Because of recent developments and improvements in ultrafiltration membranes, it was felt that this process might alleviate some of these problems. This report describes the investigation of ultrafiltration as a means of cleaning up munition plant waste streams.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE