Accession Number : AD0724114

Title :   A Laboratory Study of an Extraction Synthesis Technique for the Elimination of Pollutants from Mahon Fog Filter Waters at TNT Plants.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Siele,V. I. ; Ribaudo,C.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : By a simple extraction technique, using a volume ratio of approximately 1 toluene to 150 Mahon water, essentially all of the nitrotoluene impurities can be removed from the Mahon water presently polluting streams in the vicinity of TNT manufacturing plants. Military grade TNT can be prepared from these toluuene extracts which contain up to 6.4% nitrotoluenes. This process, however, cannot be used to eliminate the nitrotoluenes present in TNT waters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER POLLUTION, *NITROBENZENES), (*MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, WATER POLLUTION), (*TNT, MANUFACTURING), WASTES(INDUSTRIAL), DNT, GAS FILTERS, SOLVENT EXTRACTION, NITRATION, TOLUENES

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE