Accession Number:

ADA310634

Title:

Treatment of Propellant Production Wastewater Containing 2,4-Dinitrotoluene.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 93-May 96,

Corporate Author:

INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CORP CINCINNATI OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

The Environmental Technology Division ETD of the U. S. Army Environmental Center USAEC conducts research and development to support environmental compliance at Army ammunition plants, arsenals, depots, and other Army industrial facilities. Recently, changes in production levels at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant RAAP, coupled with increasingly more stringent regulation of wastewater discharges, have resulted in the need for improved treatment of propellant production wastewaters containing 2,4-dinitrotoluene 2,4-DNT. The USAEC has supported the evaluation, development, and demonstration of treatment technologies that could enhance RAAPs ability to meet discharge requirements without adversely impacting production capabilities. This report documents the results of pilot-scale demonstrations of two technologies, advanced oxidation and anaerobic fluidized-bed activated-carbon reactors AnFBR, which were conducted by the USAEC at RAAP. Additionally, a third technology, granular activated carbon GAC treatment, was demonstrated at RAAP by Alliant TechSystems. Information regarding GAC is included to facilitate comparisons of the three systems tested.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE