Accession Number : ADD003747

Title :   Removal of Tetranitromethane from TNT Plant Waste.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hall,Thomas N ; Gilligan,William H

Report Date : 04 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A method of removing tetranitromethane from waste gases (e.g., from trinitrotoluene plants) by scrubbing the waste gases with a solution of (1) water, (2) hydrogen peroxide, and (3) an alkali metal hydroxide or alkali metal carbonate. Tetranitromethane is converted into trinitromethane or a soluble alkali metal salt of trinitromethane. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Air pollution, *Nitromethane, Munitions industry, Waste gases, Air pollution control equipment

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE