Accession Number : ADD013039

Title :   Field Detection of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene in Water by Ion-Exchange Resins.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Heller,Carl A ; Erickson,Eric D ; Greni,Sterling R

Report Date : 29 Jan 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A method and a device for the detection of trinitrotoluene (TNT) in effluent water from the purification apparatus of ammunition plants is described. The tube detector utilizes a basic oxide section to convert the TNT to its Meisenheimer anions, followed by an alkyl quaternary ammonium chloride ion-exchange resin which collects the colored anions. The length of the resultant stain is proportional to the concentration of TNT in the water.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TNT, *DETECTORS, AMMUNITION, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, OXIDES, DETECTION, WATER, ANIONS, COLORS, EFFLUENTS, ION EXCHANGE, POLYMERS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE