Accession Number:

ADA499509

Title:

Development of a General Conceptual-numerical Model to Simulate the Fate and Subsurface Transport of Explosives, and the Moisture and Temperature Signatures Around Land Mines

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 2004-6 Aug 2008

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV RIVERSIDE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

We have developed a general conceptual-mathematical model is applicable to the fate and advective-dispersive transport of most explosives and its metabolites in the vadose zone or groundwater. The model accounts for the most important physical, chemical and biological processes known or hypothesized to affect the behavior and simultaneous transport of the major explosives the parent products such as TNT or RDX, and its various metabolites, as they are being sequentially created by degradation of the parent compound. The parent and daughter compounds are allowed to have different mobilities in the subsurface as dictated by their specific dissolution, sorption and transport properties.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE