Field Detection of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene in Water by Ion-Exchange Resins.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A method and a device for the detection of trinitrotoluene TNT in effluent water from the purification apparatus of ammunition plants is described. The tube detector utilizes a basic oxide section to convert the TNT to its Meisenheimer anions, followed by an alkyl quaternary ammonium chloride ion-exchange resin which collects the colored anions. The length of the resultant stain is proportional to the concentration of TNT in the water.
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