Accession Number : ADA334972

Title :   Evaluation of Commercial Enzyme Immunoassays for the Field Screening of TNT and RDX in Water

Descriptive Note : Special rept

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Thorne, Philip G. ; Myers, Karen F.

PDF Url : ADA334972

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Water samples from 44 monitoring wells at three military installations were analyzed for the high explosives TNT and RDX using immunoassay test kits. The accuracy and precision of the kit determinations were compared with results obtained using the RP-HPLC, EPA Method 8330. Most of the kits achieved a +50% relative percent difference criterion over 85% of the time. One of the kits failed this test over half the time. Careful consideration must be given to interferences that may be present and unique for each application.

Descriptors :   *WATER POLLUTION, *RDX, *TNT, MILITARY FACILITIES, ENZYMES, EXPLOSIVES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, GROUND WATER, MILITARY RESEARCH, IMMUNOASSAY, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, HIGH EXPLOSIVES.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE