Field Demonstration Report Applied Innovative Technologies for Characterization of Nitrocellulose- and Nitroglycerine Contaminated Buildings and Soils, Rev 1
BADGER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT BARABOO WI
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A field demonstration was conducted to assess the performance of three field analytical methodologies for the presence andor concentration of nitrocellulose NC and nitroglycerine NG in soils as well as wood and concrete building materials collected at Badger Army Ammunition Plant BAAAP in Baraboo, WI. Acetone extracts of soils, concrete material, and wood samples were analyzed by each of the on-site methods and results compared to off-site laboratory analysis using high performance liquid chromatography HPLC with EPA SW-846 Method 8330 for NG and MCWAA Method 353.2 for NC, an automated colorimetric method. The field methods evaluated included EXPRAY and DROPEXPlus colorimetric test kits total NCNG, CRREL RDX colorimetric test proposed EPA SW-846 8510 total NCNG and GCTID field gas chromatograph NG only. Accuracy of the qualitative methods was evaluated based on percent false positive false negatives. The quantitative on-site methods were evaluated using linear regression analysis and relative percent difference RPD comparison criteria. The primary use of these analytical methods would be for characterization of explosive contaminated buildings. Adequate characterization could allow many buildings to be left in place resulting in substantial cost avoidance and expedited transfer of properties out of Department of Defense DOD control. Findings from the field demonstration are presented.
- Organic Chemistry
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
- Environmental Health and Safety