Screening Submersed Plant Species for Phytoremediation of Explosives-Contaminated Groundwater from the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, Milan, Tennessee
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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As an alternative to other groundwater extraction and surface treatment techniques, phytoremediation systems are currently being evaluated by civilian and military administrators for their ability to enhance removal of potentially toxic or mutagenic munitions materiel such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene TNT, hexahydro-l ,3,5-trinitro-l ,3,5-triazine RDX, and their degradation products. To guide selection of aquatic plants for use in demonstration phytoremediation lagoons at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant MAAP, Milan, TN, this study evaluated the relative ability of ten species to decrease levels of TNT and RDX explosives and related nitrobodies in contaminated MAAP groundwater.
- Water Pollution and Control