Accession Number:

ADA255308

Title:

Identification of TNT Transformation Products in Soil

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Solvent-extractable TNT transformation products have been identified in explosive-contaminated soils. Soils from U.S. Army installations were extracted with a variety of solvents acetonitrile, methanol, acetone and methylene chloride and the extracts were analyzed by RP-HPLC-UV or GCMS, or both. The TNT transformation products TNB, TNBA, 2-amino-4,6-DNT and 4-amino-2, 6-DNT were generally found in concert with TNT. In addition, dinitroaniline, a reduction product of TNB, was also identified in several soils. Degradation, Pollution, Transformation products, Explosives, Soils, TNT.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE