Accession Number : ADA310634

Title :   Treatment of Propellant Production Wastewater Containing 2,4-Dinitrotoluene.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 93-May 96,

Corporate Author : INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CORP CINCINNATI OH

Personal Author(s) : Hoye, Robert ; Sinha, Rajib

PDF Url : ADA310634

Report Date : 31 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : The Environmental Technology Division (ETD) of the U. S. Army Environmental Center (USAEC) conducts research and development to support environmental compliance at Army ammunition plants, arsenals, depots, and other Army industrial facilities. Recently, changes in production levels at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP), coupled with increasingly more stringent regulation of wastewater discharges, have resulted in the need for improved treatment of propellant production wastewaters containing 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT). The USAEC has supported the evaluation, development, and demonstration of treatment technologies that could enhance RAAP's ability to meet discharge requirements without adversely impacting production capabilities. This report documents the results of pilot-scale demonstrations of two technologies, advanced oxidation and anaerobic fluidized-bed activated-carbon reactors (AnFBR), which were conducted by the USAEC at RAAP. Additionally, a third technology, granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment, was demonstrated at RAAP by Alliant TechSystems. Information regarding GAC is included to facilitate comparisons of the three systems tested.

Descriptors :   *PRODUCTION, *WASTE WATER, *PROPELLANTS, *NITROTOLUENES, REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY FACILITIES, ENVIRONMENTS, ARMY FACILITIES, ACTIVATED CARBON, SUPPLY DEPOTS, OXIDATION, AMMUNITION, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, ORDNANCE, ARMY OPERATIONS, FLUIDIZED BED PROCESSES, GRANULES, ANAEROBIC PROCESSES.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE