Accession Number:

ADA133987

Title:

Environmental Fate Studies on Certain Munition Wastewater Constituents. Phase 3, Part 2. Laboratory Studies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1980-Sep 1981

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Pseudo-first order and second order biotransformation rate constants were determined for isomeric DNTs and TNTs using natural water microorganism populations. Henrys Law Constants were estimated for 2,4-DNT, TNT, RDX and HMX to predict volatilization rates for these chemicals. The indirect photolysis of TNT was investigated in natural waters to elucidate photolysis mechanisms. Complexation of TNT with natural organics appears to enhance the photochemical lability of TNT in the environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE