Accession Number : ADA314155

Title :   Hydrothermal Destruction of Organics in Radford Army Ammunition Plant Water-Dry Waste Water: Bench-Scale and Engineering-Scale Testing,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABS RICHLAND WA

Personal Author(s) : Orth, R. J. ; Robertus, R. J. ; Fassbender, A. G. ; Deverman, G. S. ; Hart, T. R.

PDF Url : ADA314155

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The main purpose of this work was to evaluate the reaction chemistry and required operating conditions, and obtain design-related data, for the hydrothermal destruction of organics in Radford Army's Ammunition Plant Water-Dry Waste Water (RAAP waste water). Another prime objective of this work was to demonstrate the use of a new pressure vessel, the Dual Shell Pressure Balanced Vessel (DSPBV), for processing such waste streams. Bench-scale batch tests, bench-scale continuous tests, and a demonstration run with the engineering-scale DSPBV system were conducted. With the exception of some testing with the engineering-scale DSPBV system, H2O2 was added as the oxidant. During a portion of the demonstration run, air was introduced as the oxidant to the DSPBV reactor.

Descriptors :   *WASTE WATER, *DESTRUCTION, *ARMY FACILITIES, *ORGANIC MATERIALS, *PRESSURE VESSELS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, AMMUNITION, OXIDIZERS, BATCH PROCESSING, STREAMS, BENCH TESTS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE