Accession Number:

ADP004880

Title:

Development of Novel Decontamination Techniques for Explosive Contaminated Facilities

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH

Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

One of the United States Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agencys mandates is to restore contaminated Army facilities which have been used for manufacturing, loading, packing and storing explosives so that these facilities can be removed or reclaimed for alternate use. Explosive contaminants of concern include TNT, 2,4-DNT, 2,6-DNT, HMX, RDX, Tetryl and other explosives manufactured and used by the Army. Facilities to be addressed include the building production equipment, above and underground storage tanks, wastewater sludge sumps ventilation ducts, conduits and related explosivemunition production. The decontamination involves the removal of explosives from exposed surfaces of the materials as well as explosives that have penetrated porous media, cracks, and expansion joints. Site inspections have been performed and the contaminated structures include a wide range of concrete and wood frame structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE