Accession Number : AD0781172

Title :   Influence of Trinitrotoluene on Microorganisms and Biochemical Self-Purification Processes in Water,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Rogovskaya,Ts. I.

Report Date : 18 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : When industrial wastes get into a natural reservoir, sewage containing trinitrotoluene changes the biological and physical-chemical conditions in the reservoir, inhibits self-purification processes, and makes the reservoir unsuitable as a supply of drinking water. Almost no light has been thrown on the influence of trinitrotoluene on aqueous microorganisms and biochemical self-purification processes in water. Only the study of Ruchoff et al, who studied purification of domestic sewage by physical-chemical and biological methods after trinitrotoluene had been added, contains indications that trinitrotoluene not only inhibits and reduces the rate of self-purification of the reservoir's water but also does not decompose under the influence of biological agents. The authors also indicate that a trinitrotoluene concentration of 5 mg/l is fatal for fish.

Descriptors :   *Sewage, *TNT, *Microorganisms, Biochemistry, Decomposition, Sewage disposal, Reservoirs, Purification, Aquatic animals, Toxicity, USSR, Translations

Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE