Accession Number:

ADA291281

Title:

Engineering and Development Support of General Decon Technology for the U.S. Army's Installation Restoration Program. Task 2. Composting of Explosives.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

The primary objective of this study was to determine the extent to which TNT and RDX concentrations are reduced by composting under controlled conditions in the laboratory over a period of six weeks. A second objective was to determine if bench-scale composting studies accurately simulate the activity of a larger-scale compost by comparison of parallel studies monitoring TNT and RDX disappearance in laboratory scale 50 g dry weight and greenhouse 10 kg dry weight composts. An additional objective was to determine the leachability of TNT or RDX from compost. -BKA

Subject Categories:

  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE