Polymeric Liner Selection for Military Waste Impoundments
ENGINEERING-SCIENCE INC FAIRFAX VA
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Until the last decade lagooning was the accepted method of disposal of wastewaters from the manufacture of munitions. As a result, explosive compounds such as TNT and RDX are found in many of the lagoons that have been used by the Army for this purpose. Because these compounds have been defined as hazardous under RCRA, it may be necessary to remove, transport or dispose of the lagoon sediments or the residuals from the treatment of these sediments from many of the lagoons. It was assumed that synthetic liners would be used in many of these clean-up operations, but synthetic membrane liners may or may not be compatible with the chemical compounds found in these sediments. This work was done to provide initial polymeric liner compatibility data for selected explosives and solvents, in order to determine the applicability of polymeric liners for the cleanup and restoration of impoundments containing wastes from the manufacture of explosives.
- Polymer Chemistry
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control