Accession Number : ADA328771

Title :   Peroxone Groundwater Treatment of Explosive Contaminants Demonstration and Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McCrea, Michael V.

PDF Url : ADA328771

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the performance and cost effectiveness of a Peroxone Groundwater Treatment Plant (PGTP) designed and operated by Montgomery Watson, in support of the Defense Evaluation Support Agency's independent analysis for the United States Army Environmental Center (USAEC). Many Department of Defense installations have sites that contain groundwater contaminated with explosive materials. Primary methods for the removal of explosive materials involve the use of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). This process, however, requires additional waste disposal and treatment of explosive laden GAC, thereby incurring additional costs. An alternate method for the treatment of contaminated groundwater involves the use of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in conjunction with ozone (03). This method is referred to as the Peroxone oxidation process. A demonstration of the PGTP was conducted from 19 August to 8 November, 1996, at Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant (CAAP), Grand Island, Nebraska using a small scale version with a maximum flow rate of 25 gallons per minute. The explosive contaminants analyzed during the demonstration include 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT), 1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene (TNB), 1,3,5-Triazine (RDX), and Total Nitrobodies. Peroxone cost effectiveness was evaluated using a 30 year life cycle cost comparison to GAC and Ultraviolet/Ozone processes.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, *WATER TREATMENT, *GROUND WATER, *CONTAMINANTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, REMOVAL, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ARMY FACILITIES, THESES, ACTIVATED CARBON, FLOW RATE, OXIDATION, AMMUNITION, WASTE DISPOSAL, OZONE, RDX, TNT, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, GRANULES.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE