Accession Number : AD0913525

Title :   A Laboratory Study of Carbon Adsorption for Elimination of Nitrobody Waste from Army Ammunition Plants.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan 71-Dec 72,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Eskelund,Gerald R. ; Wu,Kuck K. ; Rosenblatt,David H. ; Davis,George T. ; Demek,Mary M.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Carbon adsorption was found to be an effective method for removing nitrobodies from waste streams. Several granular carbons were shown to be good absorbents for nitrobody waste. Two mathematical models were developed to predict the behavior of the fixed bed column. Regeneration of spent carbon was found to be promising by either chemical or thermal means. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WASTES(INDUSTRIAL), PURIFICATION), (*CARBON, ADSORPTION), (*MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, WATER POLLUTION), EXPLOSIVES, TNT, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, CONTAMINATION, WATER, SULFURIC ACID, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), DNT, SOLUBILITY, TEMPERATURE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, SULFITES

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE