Tertiary Treatment of Effluent from Holston AAP (Army Ammunition Plant) Industrial Liquid Waste Treatment Facility. 3. Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Studies. TNT, RDX, HMX, TAX, and SEX
Technical rept. Sep 1982-May 1983
ARMY MEDICAL BIOENGINEERING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD
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Destruction of TNT, RDX, HMX, TAX, and SEX by ultraviolet UV radiation and by ozone has been studied in the batch mode. Ultraviolet radiation alone is effective for removal of the nitramines, but not TNT, while ozone alone does not react readily with any of the munitions. Combined UV-ozone treatment is effective for destruction of TNT. An analysis of power requirements suggests that UV treatment in the tertiary mode may be useful for destruction of nitramines in wastewater, while combined UV-ozone may be suitable for removal of TNT from small, clean process streams.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Water Pollution and Control