Accession Number : ADA301923

Title :   A Study of Freezing and Vacuum Flashing to Recover Acetone from Acetone-Water-Energetic Mixtures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Dec 93-28 Feb 95,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s) : Boggavarapu, Rajesh ; Chase, George G.

PDF Url : ADA301923

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : In this work thermodynamic data is obtained on acetone-water-energetic mixtures. Also, two processes, freezing and flashing, are evaluated for recovery of acetone from the mixtures. The specific energetic compounds used in this work are dinitrotoulene and trinitrobenzene. Current environmental legislation requires clean-up of contamination by energetic compounds at military industrial facilities. The energetic compounds (explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics) contaminate soils, buildings, and equipment. Probably the most significant contamination occurs in the lagoon sediment at some of these facilities. jg p.8

Descriptors :   *WATER, *FREEZING, *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, *ACETONES, MILITARY FACILITIES, RECOVERY, ENVIRONMENTS, THERMODYNAMICS, VACUUM, EXPLOSIVES, MIXTURES, PROPELLANTS, SOILS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, CONTAMINATION, SEDIMENTS, NITROBENZENES, PYROTECHNICS, NITROTOLUENES, LAGOONS(LANDFORMS).

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Solvents, Cleaners, and Abrasives
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE