Accession Number:

ADA361605

Title:

Sonolysis of Nitroaromatic Compounds, 1,3-dinitrobenzene and Nitrobenzene

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1998-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The Army generates many unique types of wastes, primarily because of their explosive and toxic characteristics. For example, the production and handling of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene creates three types of nitroaromatic waste streams. Treatment technologies that serve the private community typically cannot handle them. The variety of these waste streams together with some highly visible problem areas have stimulated the study of nitroaromatic compound degradation. New chemical treatment methods often involve new methods of producing the highly reactive hydroxyl radical. Since one of the effects of sonolysis on water is the breakdown of water to produce hydroxyl radicals, this work studied sonochemistry as a destruction method for nitroaromatic species in water.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE