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
      Organic Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE