Immobilization of Energetics on Live Fire Ranges (CU-1229). Revision 1.0
SHAW ENVIRONMENTAL INC LAWRENCEVILLE NJ
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This project resulted in development and proof-of-concept laboratory testing of cost-effective technology to immobilize and biodegrade energetic compounds TNT, RDX, HMX, and breakdown products released as residues at firing ranges to prevent their migration to groundwater. The technology is comprised of a sorbent material to immobilize newly generated explosives residues at the soil surface, and a biostimulant to enhance the biotransformation and biodegradation of the explosive compounds before they can migrate into the soil and down to the groundwater. Using a tiered approach, multiple potential sorbents and biostimulants were screened.
- Physical Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives