Accession Number : ADA235590

Title :   Use of Activated Carbon for Treatment of Explosives- Contaminated Groundwater at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant (MAAP). Task Order 7

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 1989-May 1990

Corporate Author : WESTON (ROY F) INC WEST CHESTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Dennis, Ronald M ; Wujcik, Walter J ; Lowe, William L ; Marks, Peter J

PDF Url : ADA235590

Report Date : May 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 194

Abstract : The primary objective of this task was to determine the feasibility of using GAC to treat ground water contaminated by explosives at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant (MAAP) in Milan, Tennessee. Laboratory GAC isotherm studies were conducted and two carbons, Atochem, Inc. GAC 830 and Calgon Filtrasorb 300, were selected for further testing in continuous flow GAC columns. Three pilot scale continuous flow GAC column tests were performed at MAAP using the two carbons selected from the laboratory GAC isotherm studies. The results from the laboratory and pilot studies are presented in this report. They show that concurrent removal of explosives such as TNT, RDX, HMX, Tetryl, and nitrobenzenes from ground water using continuous flow granular activated carbon is feasible.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *WASTE TREATMENT, *WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, ACTIVATED CARBON, CARBON, EXPLOSIVES, FLOW, GROUND WATER, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, HMX, ISOTHERMS, NITROBENZENES, PILOT STUDIES, RDX, REMOVAL, TENNESSEE, TEST AND EVALUATION, TETRYL, TNT

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE