Accession Number : ADA301510

Title :   2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Transformation/Sorption in Thin-Disk Soil Columns.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Townsend, Dan M. ; Myers, Tommy E. ; Adrian, D. D.

PDF Url : ADA301510

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The fate and transport of explosives through porous media have become of greater concern recently, partly because of the increased number of military installation closings. Many of these installations were involved in the manufacture or packing of munitions, thus requiring various explosives to be produced, transported, stored, and disposed onsite. At many of these munitions plants, subsurface migration of explosives poses a potential threat to ground-water resources. Containment and remediation efforts are underway at many of these sites. One of the most common explosive compounds found at military installations is 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT). The information available on subsurface TNT transformation and sorption is inadequate for accurate transport or remediation modeling. Because such models are used for planning containment and remediation measures, additional research concerning TNT sorption and transformation in soils is needed.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, *SOILS, *SORPTION, *TNT, *TRANSFORMATIONS, MILITARY FACILITIES, THREATS, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), GROUND WATER, PLANNING, TRANSPORT, AMMUNITION, PACKAGING, MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, RESOURCES, MIGRATION, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, SUBSURFACE, POROUS MATERIALS, TOLUENES.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Soil Mechanics
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE