Accession Number:

ADD013039

Title:

Field Detection of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene in Water by Ion-Exchange Resins.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1985-01-29

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE