Accession Number : ADA306034

Title :   Evaluation of Ultraviolet Oxidation (UV/Ox) Methods for the Remediation of Explosives Contaminated Groundwater.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WESTON (ROY F) INC WEST CHESTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Marks, Peter J. ; Wujcik, Walter J. ; Young, Charles T. ; Hammell, John O.

PDF Url : ADA306034

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 588

Abstract : The primary objective of this task was to evaluate the technical-and cost effectiveness of advanced oxidation processes (AOP), specifically UV/Oxidation (UVIOX) in remediating groundwaters containing 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and other nitroaromatics by performing a pilot-scale demonstration. In addition to evaluating the effectiveness of UV/OX methods, USAEC wanted to identify the cost parameters associated with each of the commercially available processes for the treatment of explosives and assess the adequacy of bench-scale testing data for predicting full-scale equipment requirements. All four of the UV/OX processes evaluated achieved the treatment criteria for mT and mB on one or more days of the demonstration. There was considerable variation in the consistency with which the processes met these criteria, It was also concluded that, based on this demonstration, routine bench-scale testing is inadequate for providing sufficient data for accurate design, siting, and costing for full-scale UV/OX systems for remediating explosives-contaminated groundwater.

Descriptors :   *ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, *EXPLOSIVES, *GROUND WATER, *OXIDATION, *CONTAMINATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, PARAMETERS, ACCURACY, COSTS, AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, BENCH TESTS, NITRO RADICALS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Explosions
      Optics
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE