Accession Number : ADA317383

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Olin, Trudy J. ; Myers, Tommy E. ; Townsend, Dan M.

PDF Url : ADA317383

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The sorption and transformation behavior of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) is important to modeling and remediation efforts at military installations where subsurface contamination exists in connection with munitions production. Processes potentially affecting the fate and transport of TNT in soils and groundwater include biotic and abiotic transformation, sorption, advection, hydrodynamic dispersion, dissolution, diffusion, and facilitated transport by organic and inorganic colloids (McGrath 1995). TNT breakthrough curves may provide indications of the type of processes occurring. The transformation rate of TNT is of particular interest in determining the long-term risk associated with TNT contamination in a soil.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *GROUND WATER, *SOILS, *SOIL POLLUTION, *CONTAMINATION, *SORPTION, *TNT, MILITARY FACILITIES, DISPERSING, RISK, PRODUCTION, RATES, LONG RANGE(TIME), TRANSPORT, AMMUNITION, COLLOIDS, HYDRODYNAMICS, ADVECTION, SUBSURFACE, TRANSFORMATIONS, ABIOTIC PROCESSES, INORGANIC MATERIALS, ANAEROBIC PROCESSES.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE