Accession Number:

ADA244082

Title:

Engineering and Development Support of General Decon Technology for the DARCOM Installation Restoration Program. Task 2. Treatment of Explosives Contaminated Lagoon Sediment. Phase I. Literature Review and Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Nov 1980

Corporate Author:

ARMY TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD TECHNICAL SUPPORT DIV

Report Date:

1980-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

193.0

Abstract:

This report presents a technical and economic evaluation of 8 processes for removal of high concentrations of explosives from contaminated lagoon sediments. The processes evaluated were set air oxidation, incineration, molten salts incineration, microwave plasma, high energy electrons, gamma radiation, UV ozone, UV peroxide, and chemical degradation. Each process was evaluated for its technical effectiveness, costs, mobility, advantages and disadvantages in application to lagoon decontamination and ability to meet air and water quality standards. The reactors for molten salts incineration and microwave plasma have not been developed to the sizes required for processing the lagoons. Thus, these processes do not appear to be viable alternatives for treating explosives contaminated lagoon sediment. The equipment for electron beam, gamma irradiation and UV-oxidation is developed, however, no data bases are available on which to judge the effectiveness of these processes on high concentrations of explosives.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE