Accession Number : ADA291281

Title :   Engineering and Development Support of General Decon Technology for the U.S. Army's Installation Restoration Program. Task 2. Composting of Explosives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Isbister, Jenefir D. ; Doyle, Richard C. ; Kitchens, Judith F.

PDF Url : ADA291281

Report Date : SEP 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : The primary objective of this study was to determine the extent to which TNT and RDX concentrations are reduced by composting under controlled conditions in the laboratory over a period of six weeks. A second objective was to determine if bench-scale composting studies accurately simulate the activity of a larger-scale compost by comparison of parallel studies monitoring TNT and RDX disappearance in laboratory scale (50 g dry weight) and greenhouse (10 kg dry weight) composts. An additional objective was to determine the leachability of TNT or RDX from compost. -BKA

Descriptors :   *WASTE DISPOSAL, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *COMPOSTS, *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, TOXICITY, ARMY FACILITIES, MOISTURE CONTENT, SAMPLING, QUALITY CONTROL, EXTRACTION, FLOW CHARTING, SOIL POLLUTION, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, SOIL CLASSIFICATION, RDX, TNT, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, SHOPS(WORK AREAS), PH FACTOR, LEACHING, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, SPIKES, BENCH TESTS, SEEDS, GREENHOUSES.

Subject Categories : Agricultural Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE