Environmental Fate Studies on Certain Munitions Wastewater Constituents. Phase 5. Lagoon Model Studies
SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA
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This study was conducted to investigate the persistence of 2,4,6- trinitrotoluene TNT and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,7-triazine RDX in waste disposal lagoons at Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant. The waste disposal lagoons are complex environments due to a heterogeneous distribution of solid TNT and RDX munitions on the lagoon sediment surface. These solids serve as a constant input source of munitions to the lagoon waters through dissolution. Flux rates for the dissolution of munitions were measured at .000108 cmsec. for TNT and . 0000775 cmsec. for RDX at 25 C in the lagoon.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Water Pollution and Control