Accession Number : ADA299472
Title : Review of Formulations for Processes Affecting the Subsurface Transport of Explosives.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
Personal Author(s) : McGrath, Christian J.
PDF Url : ADA299472
Report Date : AUG 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 298
Abstract : Numerous Department of Defense (DOD) installations are tasked with the cleanup of soils and groundwaters contaminated with explosives, propellants, and energetics compounds, as well as a variety of organic solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, and heavy metals (DOD 1992, Hadala et al. 1993). The focus here is on the migration of explosives in soils, the vadose zone, and aquifers, under varying management and treatment strategies. The soil environment is the one most commonly affected by explosives wastes, primarily because: (1) spill sites and disposal areas (e.g., burn pits) at packing and production facilities are predominantly in upland areas, and (2) most explosive compounds are solids with low aqueous solubility. Extensive groundwater contamination is associated primarily with wastewater lagoons and leach pits at production and packing facilities. jg p.12
Descriptors : *FORMULATIONS, *EXPLOSIVES, *GROUND WATER, *SOILS, *TRANSPORT, *SUBSURFACE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ENVIRONMENTS, STRATEGY, PRODUCTION, WASTE WATER, SITES, SOLIDS, PROPELLANTS, AQUIFERS, HYDROCARBONS, PACKAGING, MIGRATION, CLEANING, CONTAMINATION, DISPOSAL, SOLUBILITY, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, SPILLING, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, HEAVY METALS, LAGOONS(LANDFORMS).
Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE