Accession Number : ADD008406

Title :   Quantification of the Munitions, HMX, RDX, and TNT in Waste Water by Liquid Chromatography.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cattran,Doris E ; Stanford,Thomas B

Report Date : 24 Feb 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Disclosed is a liquid chromatography process for the quantitative determination of nitro-amines and nitro-aromatics in liquid samples, which comprises directly injecting a liquid sample containing these compounds onto a liquid chromatography column, separating the compounds on the column by elution, and then monitoring the ultra-violet absorbance of the resulting eluant. The instant process finds particular application in the quantitative detection of munitions, such as HMX, RDX, TNT, and their degradation products, in aqueous effluent streams. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Liquid chromatography, *Waste water, Quantitative analysis, Nitramines, Aromatic compounds, Nitrates, HMX, RDX, TNT, Effluents, Degradation, Ultraviolet spectra, Absorption spectra

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE