Accession Number:

ADA138550

Title:

Environmental Fate Studies on Certain Munitions Wastewater Constituents. Phase 5. Lagoon Model Studies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE