Accession Number : ADA320721

Title :   RDX and HMX Sorption in Thin Disk Soil Columns.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Myers, Tommy E.

PDF Url : ADA320721

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The fate and transport of explosives through porous media have become of greater concern recently, due in part to the increased number of military installation closings. Many of these installations were involved in the manufacture and packing of munitions. As a result of these operations, subsurface contamination by explosives poses a potential threat to groundwater resources at many of these munition plants (Spaulding and Fulton 1988; Pugh 1982). Containment and remediation efforts are under way at many of these sites. At many military installations, 2,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) and oxyhydro- 1,3,5, 7-tetranitro- 1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX) subsurface contamination is present in addition to contamination by 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT). Information on RDX and HMX subsurface transport is more limited than information on TNT subsurface transport and is inadequate for accurate transport modeling. Because transport models are used for planning containment and remediation measures and evaluation of natural attenuation, additional research concerning subsurface transport processes potentially affecting RDX and HMX is needed.

Descriptors :   *SOILS, *SORPTION, *RDX, *HMX, MILITARY FACILITIES, MODELS, THREATS, EXPLOSIVES, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, GROUND WATER, AMMUNITION, PACKAGING, ATTENUATION, THINNESS, DISKS, CONTAMINATION, WATER RESOURCES, TNT, SUBSURFACE, POROUS MATERIALS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE