Accession Number:

ADA301510

Title:

2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Transformation/Sorption in Thin-Disk Soil Columns.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The fate and transport of explosives through porous media have become of greater concern recently, partly because of the increased number of military installation closings. Many of these installations were involved in the manufacture or packing of munitions, thus requiring various explosives to be produced, transported, stored, and disposed onsite. At many of these munitions plants, subsurface migration of explosives poses a potential threat to ground-water resources. Containment and remediation efforts are underway at many of these sites. One of the most common explosive compounds found at military installations is 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene TNT. The information available on subsurface TNT transformation and sorption is inadequate for accurate transport or remediation modeling. Because such models are used for planning containment and remediation measures, additional research concerning TNT sorption and transformation in soils is needed.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE